Re: Standing Desks
I was surprised to see that the articles you linked were from 2013, and 2011, respectively (and some of the research was even older), Chris. Not because I think there's anything wrong with that, but simply because I was ready to call the standing desk a fad. Seeing the date on those articles, though, reminded me that the first time I heard about the standing desk was way back in 2010... and even then, it was someone writing about it as though to say 'okay, I'm finally jumpong on board this wagon.' Maybe I have to accept that it's more than a fad after all.
It's hard to argue with the logic in some of the research on the runner's world article. Increased risk of Colon cancer? Sure, you're putting pressure on your colon all day. Still, I retain a healthy dose of skepticism for linking it to everything from depression to Lung cancer, even when dissociated from exercise. The fact that the researchers all said the same things almost verbatim leads me to think it would be pretty easy to cherry-pick these kinds of results either way. Nevertheless, Chris, your thoughts on the productivity gains are much appreciated, Chris. Maybe I'll have to give the standing desk a try.