Alternatives to the traditional desk chair have become popular as increasing evidence shows that prolonged sitting increases heart failure risk and disability risk and shortens life expectancy. A review found that sitting time was independently associated with poor health outcomes regardless of physical activity. Alternatives to sitting have become a new industry:
The studies’ primary outcome measure was time sitting. They found, overall, that sit-stand desks, pedaling desks and treadmill desks do not decrease time sitting by much because people do not use them; thus, the desk chair alternatives were not expected to improve health status.
(This post = 2400 steps on my treadmill desk.)