When we sit we subject our bodies to ergonomically disastrous positions. Sitting places your back in a tenuous position where your back muscles and core are no longer supporting your upper body. This leads to back and neck strain, as well as repetitive strain injuries. When at a stand up desk, you move more. Your core and back muscles are engaged, and your legs, hips, and shoulders are no longer constrained in place by your chair.
Start With a Stand Up Desk
Numerous studies have come out that say standing desks lower the risk of metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease; they may even help with healthy hair.