Before we start, are you standing while reading this post?

Chances are that more than likely, you’re not!

In last three years we have seen hundreds of headlines which says “Sitting Is the New Smoking”. We’ve read articles, scrolled through infographics and watched TED talks on this very topic, all backed by studies conducted over the past decade suggesting that too much sitting can have serious health consequences.

We have featured some of the best office chairs before and had people share with us infographics on the hazards of sitting, this infographic is in response to those infographics as sitting is inevitable.

The makers of standing desks, which costs a few hundred to a couple of thousand dollars have sold consumers on the notion that their desk will reverse the health concerns caused by sitting.

If you’ve ever tried standing desk or stood while working, just after few hours sitting on your office chair will feel like it is the greatest invention ever. In fact users of standing desks have pointed out that there is a huge downside of standing all the time from sore back to experiencing onset of cankles (swelling of calf and ankle).

Truth be told, only a fraction of the total population of office workers are or can stand while working and most of the work related injuries ties back to poor work ergonomics which causes repetitive strain injury and musculoskeletal disorders.

So what is the solution for 90% of the population that still sits while working? Check out this infographic below to find out.

In Defense of the Office Chair

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Salman Aslam
Salman Aslam is the Managing Director at Omnicore, a leading Healthcare Digital Advertising & Marketing Agency helping clients across the globe. You can follow him on Twitter for tweets and rants about the latest news, tips, and advice on digital marketing.