In a May 2012 study published in the journal Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, it was found that men who sat the most had the greatest risk of heart problems. Men who spent more than 23 hours a week (watching TV / sitting in cars etc) had a 64 percent greater risk of dying from heart disease than guys who sat for 11 hours or less.
Having been using the desk for a few months now, I love it. I feel much better at the end of the working day and not having the hunched shoulders is always good.
I first heard about all this, from a blog post from Timothy Ferris and recommend a read of this for loads more fascinating insights into the benefits of ergonomically healthier standing desks.
If you regularly get headaches, a sore back or shoulders, or other health problems that you believe are caused by having to sit at your desk for hours a day, look into getting a standing desk. I got mine from www.ergonomicsnow.com but there’s more and more places who supply them these days. Just Google ‘height adjustable desks’ to find one near you.
If you get one, let me know how you find it. To your health.