To sit or not to sit?

We’ve all been hearing that sitting is bad for us, but would you go so far as to commit to standing for an entire month? One New Yorker did. Dan Kois stood for an entire month (except for driving, sleeping and sitting on the toilet). You can read all about it in New York Magazine’s special Health Issue that came out on June 9th. Was he any healthier? Well, he lost some weight and walked much more than before. He even wasted less time, what with standing at all those meetings, taking shorter phone calls, etc. But he came to find out that just as too much sitting is bad for us, so is too much standing. There’s back pain, the risk of stroke, varicose veins and more. Maybe it’s the up-and-down thing we all need to do more of?

~Chris

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