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More about why sitting for too long is bad for you

“Being sedentary for nine hours a day at the office is bad for your health whether you go home and watch television afterwards or hit the gym. It is bad whether you are morbidly obese or marathon-runner thin. It appears that what is critical and maybe even more important than going to the gym, is […]

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Catalyst: Sitting is Deadly – ABC TV Science

I’ve posted a few stories on the stand up desk trend. Here’s the science story about the health problems caused by constant sitting from ABC’s Catalyst: http://www.abc.net.au/catalyst/stories/3568627.htm You will also get a sneak peak into the open office/hot desking environment of the CBA designed to foster collaboration and innovation.

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Standing while you work? It’s called “activity based working” and it’s happening right now at Australian Banks

My previous post included an image of a standing desk at Faceboook HQ, and a while ago I posted a story about a seemingly wacky treadmill desk. What I thought was a fringe trend of tech firms has hit the mainstream at Sydney’s Commonwealth Bank headquarters as well as Macquarie Group, GPT Group and Jones […]

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Inside Facebook’s new Californian headquarters

via smh.com.au Looks like the treadmill desk has made it into the offices of Facebook HQ. I also noticed that the space has realized the central mechanism of facebook — the wall — in a physical form, with blackboards, whiteboards, and marked walls everywhere. View the whole gallery over at SMH: http://www.smh.com.au/photogallery/technology/technology-news/inside-facebook…

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Treadmill desks and the walking meeting

It’s worth reading this article about the treadmill desk. Don’t dismiss it as a novelty. Its an example of how an idea was born, implemented, how its usage changed over time and how the concept spawned a new idea — the walking meeting. Then Levine had another idea. If people could work while they were […]