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"1 in 3 Americans is obese".

And that has everything to do with sitting rather than standing, and nothing to do with the kind of food being eaten and other lifestyle choices, right? :) :) :)

A telling point, sirrah!  I'm in that borderline country between the one (1) and the other two (2) (of your "1 in 3 Americans is obese" statement.  I.E., not fat, not trim, but definitely overweight  :-[.  Had a mail shop supervisor many years agone who was obese before it became trendy ... his ankles killed him  :)!  No way he could have used a standing desk.  Some days 'twas all he could to to walk from the entrance to his desk.  Someone in that shape - very round - is not gonna do well at a standing desk.  On the other hand, in that same mail shop, there was an admin, maybe five (5) feet tall, about 110 pounds, give or take five (5), who was just too plain damned lazy to stand at a desk, although she'd not have had a [known physical] problem doing it.

Methinks the standing desk advocates are more prone to advertising implying their physical prowess than they would have us believe, but, then, what do I know  :P?

do take note that prolonged standing has been known to cause varicose veins.. ;)


Stoic Joker:
Hm... So if we put that with Phitsc's slide 3 (from above) that says chewing gum uses more energy than standing. We can conclude that it is safer to sit down, as long as you're chewing gum.

Or for an even tougher sell...How much energy does smoking require?

do take note that prolonged standing has been known to cause varicose veins.. ;)
-lanux128 (July 18, 2011, 01:02 AM)
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Come on, this statement is science not objective proof!   ;D  Here's an article "proving" the opposite.


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