Standing and Dying [Link]

April 30, 2012 by Gabe | [mmd] |

Here's a sane look at some of the recent headlines about the mortality of sitting.

I find it interesting how many people will gravitate towards studies and conclusions that support their own preconceived bias. Extrapolation of data has its limits.

Using some of the logic I have encountered recently, I have six conclusions about these studies:

  1. Standing Desks are healthier than traditional desks
  2. Lying Down Desks are healthier than traditional desks
  3. Swimming Desks are healthier than traditional desks
  4. Hyperbolic Chamber Desks1 are healthier than traditional desks
  5. Drinking Desks are healthier than traditional desks
  6. Sitting under your desk reading mortality studies is healthier than traditional desks

If you are a guy looking for something to fret about, here's something with a much better set of studies to support extrapolation.


  1. Hi literal web. This is an unfunny joke that made me chuckle. I am sorry if you did not get it. 

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