Standing desks have become a bit of a trend in recent years, with many spouting off advice about how it has a whole host of health benefits to stand rather than sit when you’re at work. But according to recent studies, it might not be quite as beneficial and life-changing as you might think.
A research paper from the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews attempted to explore a number of different studies to analyse whether there really are that many benefits to standing desks over boring old low ones. But all of the papers point to the same conclusion: they’re not all that great for you, your health or your posture.
Dr Jos Verbeek, a health researcher who’s involved in the analysis, told NPR that standing desks are “very much, just fashionable and not proven good for your health”. Instead, if you want to make a big impact on your health you need to lead a healthier lifestyle and walk to work instead. Shocking, right?
This article originally appeared on Lifehacker UK