How the media oversold standing desks as a fix for inactivity at work

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Sitting is so culturally ingrained at work, at the wheel, in front of the TV and at the movies, it takes a great effort to imagine doing these things standing up, let alone pedalling as you work at a “bike desk”.

Standing desk

So, when the world’s first specific guidelines on sitting and moving at work were published, they generated headlines

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