Have Your Heard About Standing Desks?

“Sitting is the new smoking!” It sounds cute, right? But there’s nothing cute about the sentiment it coveys: that a sedentary lifestyle is bad for your health. In fact, people who sit at work all day and relax on the couch all evening are at higher risk of cardiovascular disease and other life-threatening illnesses, much like people who smoke or are obese.

In an effort to combat this risk, many office workers are opting for standing desks. Is a standing desk right for you? Maybe, but they are not without risks when it comes to foot health. Let’s examine some of the benefits and dangers:

Benefits of Standing Desks

Dangers of Standing Desks

If you’re considering a standing desk, or if you have any concerns about your foot health, a visit to the podiatrist is in order. With years of specialized training and experience, a board-certified podiatrist like Stavros O. Alexopoulos, DPM is the best-qualified medical professional to take care of this part of your body. Schedule a convenient appointment our modern, comfortable Chicago office today. Call us at (773) 561-8100 or click here to get started.

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Stavros Alexopoulos One of Chicago’s top podiatrists, Stavros Alexopoulos, DPM, treats routine to complex foot and ankle issues. Dr. Alexopoulos is currently accepting new patients at My Chicago Foot Expert located near Ravenswood, North Park, and Jefferson Park.

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