Health Benefit of Standing Desks Not Proven, Medical Review Shows

ABC News—March 16, 2016

ABC News reporter Gillian Mohney reports on a recent study that suggests the health benefits of standing desks and other strategies to promote standing are not proven. The article notes that researchers identified people did increase the time on their feet somewhat but due to the sample size, the study could not conclusively recommend standing desks.

Alice Chen, MD, a physiatrist at Hospital for Special Surgery, comments on the study (which is not affiliated with HSS) that, "more study is needed but that it is already clear that being more active than sedentary can help people maintain their health."

Dr. Chen also notes that, "standing forces people to use and strengthen the muscles that help with posture."

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