There have been numerous studies on whether or not standing at work is beneficial to health. On the one hand, research suggests that sitting for too long can lead to numerous health problems. This has led people to try and work standing into their daily work routine, perhaps even using anti-fatigue mats to help provide a cushion for the joints while working on your feet.
The Boston Globe reports that there is a balance so you don’t overexert yourself. If you spend the majority of your day sitting, you should make sure that you spend at least 2 hours per day on your feet, whether it’s standing, walking or taking a jog during lunch. This way, you’re not endangering yourself from too much sitting or standing and also getting the exercise you need for a healthy lifestyle.
GQ reports when people stand for prolonged periods of time for most of their careers, they could also be putting their health in danger. To combat this, whenever your joints are starting to hurt, take a breather and have a seat. As with anything, a good balance of both can go a long way in living a healthy life.
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