Nearly five yours ago, I started working full time at a desk. My health slowly deteriorated even though I commuted daily by bicycle. It was a creeping change. I finally realized the problem: The chair is our enemy.
Humans aren’t designed to sit for long periods of time.
Since I started standing at my desk, I have lost weight, my energy has increased, and my productivity has shot up. Standing, and moving around, increases alertness. Bicycling to work in the morning wakes me up, but sitting drains all the benefits away. Now that I’ve tried standing at my desk for a few months, I can safely say I’m never going back to sitting for hours at a time.
Sitting is for resting. Stand up to work.