According to the Washington Post, a new research study (recently published in the journal Ergonomics) reported that the new standing desks may be bad for your health, since standing at a desk for a prolonged period of time will create “discomfort and deteriorating mental reactiveness.”
1. What did the Newsweek article about a 12-year study of more than 7,000 office workers report?
2. So what is the bottom line of the article?
3. Have you seen advertisements for standing desks and would you buy them? Why or why not?
Marks, G. (2018) Study: Standing desks could be harmful to your productivity . . . and your health. The Washington Post, Feb. 26 (Retrievable online at https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/on-small-business/wp/2018/02/26/study-standing-desks-could-be-harmful-to-your-productivity-and-your-health/?hpid=hp_hp-more-top-stories-2_standingdesks-555pm%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.218c0a14de82)