Sitting or Standing?

There has been a lot of hype in the news about standing desks is this all true should we all be rushing out to get standing desks? Let’s explore whether a standing desk is a good idea and more specifically if a standing desk would be a good idea for you. We are going to try to explore the different possibilities and see if the change is worth it for you.

The positives for a standing desk are:

  • Your heart beats faster by 10 beats a minute.
  • Your calorie burned increase by 50 an hour, if you stand for 3 hours 5 days a week that s around 750 calories burnt or over the year an extra 30000 extra calories or 8lb of fat.

“If you want to put that into activity levels,” Dr Buckley says, “then that would be the equivalent of running about 10 marathons a year. Just by standing up three or four hours in your day at work (3)

  • Your metabolic risk decreases your risk for diabetes and heart disease is lowered (1)(2)
  • Decreased risk of cancer


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