Google are doing it, Facebook are doing it and now Dixon Phillips are doing it!
We’ve decided that we sit on our bottoms far too much in this office so we now have sitting-standing desks! Some studies suggest that sitting for long periods increases your chances of developing diabetes, cardiovascular disease and blood clots or thrombosis. According to some reports, men who sit more than 6 hours a day have a 20% higher mortality rate and women who do so have a 40% higher mortality rate. So we are on our feet and looking forward to the benefits of standing up more, including increased energy, alertness and productivity, as well as burning more calories … which means, of course, we can eat more biscuits guilt free!
On his feet: Paul Dixon at our new sit-stand desk