Lesson 2.4: Stay Healthy


On this page, you will learn about alternate workstations and the risks associated with sitting for long periods of time.

Have you ever heard the phrase "Sitting is the new smoking"?

The health risks associated with sitting for prolonged periods of time have been the topic of many studies over the past several years, and since then, there has been a push for new alternative workstations in order to help combat the effects of sitting for prolonged periods. 

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This video shows a number of different workstations that have become popular in recent years.

This video can teach you how to adapt your existing desk into a standing desk.

  1. How much time do you spend sitting each day?
  2. What are some ways to add activity into your day and get off the chair or couch?
  3. Could you adapt the desk you have now in order to create a standing workstation?