Standing for an afternoon has been shown to burn 170 more calories than an equal amount of sitting. Over time, this difference can have a major effect on your weight.
A study found that bus conductors who stood all day had half the risk of heart disease-related deaths as their colleagues in the driver’s seats.
Scientists have developed a much greater understanding of the effects of sitting on heart health, with prolonged sedentary time thought to increase the risk of heart disease by up to 147%
Additionally, 87% of those using standing desks reported increased vigor and energy throughout the day.
In a study of 60 office employees, using a standing desk for 4 hours each day had no adverse impact on characters typed per minute or typing errors.
Considering that standing improves mood and energy as well, using a standing desk is more likely to boost productivity rather than hinder it.