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7 Tips to Combat Prolonged Standing in the Workplace

This entry is part 1 of 10 in the series Health & Wellness

Study after study shows that leading a sedentary lifestyle is detrimental to your health. This is often a result of sitting at a desk all day, rarely getting up to walk, and then lacking exercise during free time. In response, we’ve seen innovation start to tackle the issues associated with unhealthy office lifestyles, most notably the standing desk. However, prolonged standing (standing for more than 60% of your work day) for long periods of time comes with its own health risks, such as:

  • lower back and leg pain
  • cardiovascular problems
  • fatigue
  • discomfort
  • varicose veins

Striking a balance between the two is key; and here’s how you can get started.

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