Are you reading this sitting down, foolish! That would probably be the speech of the defenders of autonomous standing desk, those stand-up tables that have become fashionable in Silicon Valley. And that have caused some fever for that philosophy in the working in a sitting position has become comparable to smoking. It is true that this sedentary life does not favor us much. We are getting fatter, we move less than we should. And that can have some impact on our health.
That’s where autonomous standing desk come, with the promise of changing our lives for the better. And of doing it for the mere fact of lifting the ass off the seat at once. This has been our experience with one of these tables to work standing. Being seated causes us to burn fewer calories per hour. Or part of the muscles that do work when we are standing are inactive. Something that prevents the activity of lipoprotein lipase -something as well as a “fat vacuum cleaner” “in the bloodstream- reduce to minimum levels.
These problems and risks are not solved by the mere fact of exercising. Or going to the gym on a regular basis -care. Because although the risks do not change it will always be healthier to exercise than to do it in all kinds of scenarios-. But the experts they recommend taking breaks every so often so as not to preface those periods in which we are sitting, or use autonomous standing desk.