Research Supports Standing vs Sitting

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Succinctly summarized, the body is 'designed to move'. Casual observation of infants and young children support this premise. Their limbs are seemingly in constant 'motion' as part of normal growth and development.

Steve Lohr, technology, business and economics reporter for The New York Times, was surprised to learn that, "the health hazards of sitting for long stretches are significant even for people who are quite active when they’re not sitting down". 

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/02/business/stand-up-desks-gaining-favor-in-the-workplace.html

Workers in a variety of industries and occupations are confined by the job description to a work ‘cell’ or station which limits the opportunities to stand and move about while studying, writing, typing, reading, assembling, and observing. Melnik Resources has been able to help people working in occupations as diverse as architecture, radiology, control room operation, CAD design and assembly to work while standing. Ergonomic positioning of the equipment required to do the job effectively and safely is part of the design process for the team at Melnik.