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The Standing Desk

At home or in the office, many Americans are bound to desks for an average of nine hours every day. Recent studies have shown this sedentary behavior can increase the risk of chronic diseases, such as obesity and cardiovascular disease, and the chance of developing several types of cancer by up to 10 percent.

A few simple changes to your workstation, such as incorporating a standing desk into your routine, can reduce these life-threatening consequences of inactivity. Ara Knepp, from Fishers East Athletico Physical Therapy, discusses how to create an ergonomically-friendly workstation, including the benefits of using a standing desk, alternatives if you don’t have access to one and how you can customize your workstation to your own body measurements.

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