In a new study, researchers found that popular sit-stand desks can effectively reduce people’s sitting time.
However, it cannot help reduce obesity.
The research was conducted by researchers from the University of Pittsburgh and Tufts University.
More and more people have realized that sitting too much is bad for their health and try to change the habit.
Sit-stand desks have become a common tool to reduce sedentary behavior in the workplace.
However, it is unknown if these desks can effectively improve people’s health.
In the current study, the team examined results from 53 published studies to see the benefits of sit-stand desks.
They found sit-stand desks could make participants sit less and stand more and made users more comfortable at work.
But it was not a miracle cure for obesity and had only minimal impacts on people’s mental and physiological health and work performance.
Importantly, users are not burning enough calories to lose weight with these tables.
But the researchers also suggest that sit-stand desks may benefit certain groups, including people who suffer from back pains.
The team also suggest that many factors can influence the effect of sit-stand desks, including desk height, monitor height, amount of time standing, or the use of an anti-fatigue mat.
Future work needs to find the best way to use these sit-stand desks to get full benefits.
This is important because many people get their sit-stand desks and start using them with no direction.
Another two important factors future research should study are user’s age and health conditions.
Many published studies were done with young and healthy adults who just used the desk for a week or month.
If the sit-stand desks could improve cardiovascular health or muscle comfort, then it is important to test this in people with heart disease or overweight people.
The lead author of the study is Dr. April Chambers, assistant professor of bioengineering in Pitt’s Swanson School of Engineering.
The study is published in Applied Ergonomics.
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