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You might have heard quite a lot about standing desks. These desks, otherwise known as stand-up desks, allow their users to stay stood up comfortably while working and have been credited with various health benefits – including lowering risks of weight gain, heart disease and even early death.

However, so many supposed merits have been attributed to these desks that it’s easy to feel skeptical. What meaningful benefits do they really bring? Fortunately, a large body of research has attempted, largely successfully, to answer that question.

Nonetheless, if you’re considering investing in standing desks for your staff, you would do well to spend on the height-adjustable variety: sit-stand desks. Here are several good reasons why…