Standing desks or stand-up desks are not a new fad. They've been around since at least the time of Benjamin Franklin, one of our nation's founding fathers. Good ole' Ben used one over two hundred years ago in his print shop in Philly. However, there remains a great deal of controversy regarding the benefits and drawbacks of stand-up desks.
A number of sources agree that standing up while you work gives you more energy and keeps you more alert. The University of Chester performed a study in 2014 that showed heartbeats rose by ten beats per minute because of standing. Which then increased the total number of calories burned each day.
In addition, blood glucose levels after lunch returned to normal significantly faster in the study subjects who stood as they worked. Others have found that standing helps reduce lower back pain.Read More