While research on the dangers of prolonged sitting abounds, there’s less of a discussion about the drawbacks of standing for too long. Pre-made and DIY standing work stations have helped thousands of workers to get out of their desk chairs and onto their feet.

While studies and surveys report standing at work can reduce pain, improve mood, increase productivity, reduce the risk for certain diseases and ailments, and lead to a healthier body mass index, too much standing can be detrimental as well. MD Monthly and Quill bring you this infographic that lays out the facts on sitting and standing, and how you can meld the two for a healthy sit-stand balance that’s sustainable day after day.


Sit Pretty or Stand Tall? The Advantages and Drawbacks to Staying on Your Feet at Work
Infographic by Quill.