Is it better to sit or stand desk? Standing desks seem to help ease back pain, but doctors don’t know how much time you need to stand to get this benefit. More productive: In a study of call center employees, those with standing desks were 45% more productive on a daily basis than employees who sat during their shift.
Is it worth getting a sit/stand desk? Standing is a slightly more ideal position because there is less forward bend through the low back and hips than in sitting, however it also causes increased fatigue and much more load through the knees, ankles and feet. Which means that, overall, prolonged standing is really no better for you than prolonged sitting.
Are standing desks really better for your back? Although a standing desk might improve back pain, it’s likely not a cure-all. For example, a standing desk might help improve your posture and take the pressure off your neck and lower back; however, it’s not enough to correct more serious problems, such as scoliosis or a bulging disc.
Why standing desks are overrated? Few things provide such a health benefit. But standing is not exercise. Many health groups recommend that people at work take frequent walking breaks. Replacing sitting with standing does not fulfill that recommendation and may even mislead people into thinking they’re doing enough activity.