Should You Stand Up or Sit Down at Work?

It’s no secret that sitting all day is damaging to your body in myriad ways.

It increases insulin resistance, putting you at risk of unhealthy weight gain, Type 2 diabetes, and heart disease.

It’s devastating to your muscles, and cervical and lumbar spine mobility.And it can compromise your job satisfaction, energy levels, and emotional health.

But sitting gets a bad wrap.

In this video I explore the pros and cons of sitting and standing, and how to incorporate the right amount of movement into your workday.


00:00 Introduction and key statistics on sitting at work

0:57 How sitting damages our health and focus

1:23 Benefits of standing up at your desk

3:02 Sit and stand

3:56 Walking

5:02 Erogonomic chairs and workstations

5:40 Stretching and mobility at work










1) MojoDesk standing desks:

2) StandDesk standing desks:

3) Treadmill desk:

4) Ergonomic chair:



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The WorkFlow podcast is hosted by me, Steve Glaveski. I'm the founder of innovation accelerator, Collective Campus, the author of several books and numerous Harvard Business Review articles on all things productivity, effectiveness, and high-performance at work.

My mission is to help you unlock your potential to do more great #work in far less time, whether you’re working as part of a team or flying solo, and to set you up for a richer life. You will learn how to level up your mindset, develop #leadership skills in business and in your personal life.

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