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7 Desk Chair Alternatives | Care2 Healthy & Green Living

7 Desk Chair Alternatives | Care2 Healthy & Green Living

A recent University of South Carolina study found that sitting at work all day is connected with heart disease, obesity, cancer, diabetes and other serious disorders. Sitting in a typical office chair can also cause long-term problems for the back and other joints. However, there are plenty of good alternatives available, including standing, more back-friendly sitting and working out while working. Standing workstations Standing workstations are gaining in popularity. Standing all day may take some practice, but it is healthier than sitting, and burns more calories . A variety of antique standing desks are available, as they were quite popular in the 18th and 19th centuries. Many contemporary desks have keyboard stands and other accessories, and can be adjusted to a variety of heights. DIY buffs can get creative by converting tall bar tables or other items into standing wo...

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