The White House has requested $700,000 in funds for standing desks, prompting a social media debate about the cost-benefit analysis of standing desks. This article offers several of the benefits of standing instead of sitting at work, including links to relevant evidence, while this article includes both support and public backlash for the idea. Perhaps purposefully, in three articles including this one, there are accompanying photos of President Obama standing behind the seated desk in the Oval Office.
Considering the “no press is bad press” cliche, this White House proposal is furthering the discussion on the detrimental health impact of a sedentary lifestyle and promoting activity. Let’s take a stand!