Instead of sitting or standing for hours, the advice is to try “mixing it up” with bursts of sitting and standing throughout the day – try not to sit for more than 30-45 minutes at a time. You burn 50% more calories an hour when standing than sitting, and active working increases production and well-being.
Most sedentary workers should aim to initially progress from 2 hours a day of standing and light activity (light walking) to 4 hours a day standing.
To achieve this, sit–stand desks are the best solution, or the taking of short active standing breaks, like going for a walk. Perhaps you can just put your laptop on a shelf and try to work standing for a short time? You’ll have less back and neck ache and start to feel healthier, fitter and happier!