A posture for work

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A posture for work

Posted 12/31/69

What are your thoughts on working at a desk that allows you to stand rather than sit?

• Maybe, I’d have to try it before deciding – 41.9%

• Not for me – 38.7%

• I’m for it – 19.4%

Do you think standing rather than sitting would cause you to feel more or less energized during the work day?

• More – 43.3%

• Less – 56.7%

Does sitting for prolonged periods of time ever cause you to wonder about its impact to your health?

• Occasionally – 48.4%

• Not really – 38.7%

• Often – 12.9%

Would you consider any of the following options in place of the traditional desk and chair?

• A rubber exercise ball – 66.7%

• Adopting a workspace attached to a treadmill or stationary bicycle – 40%

• Using a backless chair or one shaped like a saddle – 40%

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