“Adopting this workplace intervention has the potential to reduce absenteeism and improve productivity,” lead researcher Dr Lan Gao told The Guardian. “The introduction of sit-stand desks, alongside associated supports, is a cost-effective and innovative way to promote the health of Australia’s workforce."
He continued: “There is currently not enough evidence to make a recommendation on the specific duration of sitting or lying down that is associated with poorer health outcomes. However, it is recommended to break up time spent sitting or lying down, as often as possible."
Our interim measure? Hourly trips to the tea room.