Is It Better to Sit or Stand when Using a Computer? (Infographic)
Article by George Norman
On 21 Mar 2016
I don’t know about you, but I do a lot of sitting. I sit in front of a monitor all day at work, I sit in my car as I head to and from work, it sit in front of my smart TV to watch YouTube videos and movies, I sit in front of my PC when I play games, I sit when I go out to have a beer with friends.

I do a lot of sitting and I’ve heard that it’s detrimental to my health. The question that comes up is: should I stand instead? Since I do the most sitting at work, should I stand when I'm at work?

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As the infographic presented below explains, there are advantages and drawbacks to both. And as with everything in life, excesses always have negative effects. Sitting as well as standing can have a detrimental effect if you overdo it.



Via Quill.com.


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