Way back in an early discussion of sitting disease, pioneering researcher James Levine said, "If sitting is the problem, standing is the answer."
What he really meant to say (and I know this because we've about it) is, "If inactivity is the problem, activity is the answer."
Until lately, office work has been very sedentary. The very nature of classic office activities like reading, writing, computing, talking, and thinking traditionally plop you into a chair.
Now that we know how surprisingly dangerous the simple activity of sitting is many of us are migrating to standing desks, holding standing meetings, and otherwise trying to get out of our chairs. This kind of routine activity offers an antidote to sitting disease.
From the Active Office Blog
Frank Forencich is best known as the “Exuberant Animal.” Long before the paleo lifestyle became a household meme, he was espousing natural movement and helping people rediscover and embrace their own exuberant animal. Frank earned his bachelor’s degree in human biology and neuroscience from Stanford University in 1979 and now has more than thirty years […]