Published by Brianna Hansen|
Thursday, 15 September, 2016
You might want to sit down for this… or better yet, stand! A recent revealed that people who sit for most of their day are 54% more likely to die of a heart attack. In the age of 60-hour workweeks, mesmerizing computer screens, and binge-worthy Netflix shows, it’s important that we take into account how much we’re sitting each day — and how it’s affecting us.
The good news is, most people are aware of the effects of sitting all day. More and more “sitters” are working into their daily routine or purchasing that remind them to move around throughout the day. Companies are beginning to invest in more ergonomic office furniture such as standing desks and even to break the “sitting is the new smoking” stigma.
We decided to revisit history and unravel the evolution of sitting as well as the revolution of standing in the office. Check out the infographic below for the stories behind sitting, standing, and even kneeling in the office.
Do you think the era of sitting is over?
Tell us why or why not in the comments.
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