Sit-stand desks: an effective solution or overhyped marketing?

Almost half of Aussie workers are in jobs that hurt their health

Workplace sitting, like any sedentary behaviour, is a major risk factor for obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

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Considering that almost half of Australian workers are desk-bound, it’s not surprising that employers and public health advocates are teaming up to address the adverse health outcomes associated with sitting down all day — as well as its effect on absenteeism and productivity.

Sit-stand desks, which some argue are a cost-effective solution to encouraging workers to be more active, are increasingly common in the modern office.

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