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Standing Desks are Mental Placebo

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It would be difficult to find anyone to argue that sitting around an office is not slowly ruining our health. A recent trend in cubicle farms everywhere are the "standing desks" where office drones fooled themselves into believing it was helping them burn extra calories. Perhaps the only benefit to the standing desk was eliminating poor posture slumping in chairs (though standing still for long periods of time leads to blood pooling). Nevertheless, a recent study published in the Journal of Physical Activity and Health revealed the difference between a traditional sitting desk and a standing desk is ... a mere two calories.

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