“It doesn’t matter if you go running every morning, or you’re a regular at the gym. If you spend most of the rest of the day sitting – in your car, your office chair, on your sofa at home – you are putting yourself at increased risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, a variety of cancers and an early death. In other words, irrespective of whether you exercise vigorously, sitting for long periods is bad for you.” http://lifehacker.com/5482856/exercise-or-not-sitting-at-a-desk-all-day-is-bad-for-you
$20 Cintiq Solution (standing allows an ecstatic jig once in a while too)
Update: slip a manual treadmill beneath the stand (such as this $120 version);
throw away its vertical supports…set it on a lower wooded frame and
you’re walking while drawing!! The best ever!!).
Update: an $800 electric powered seated/standing adjustable desk…for which I cannot envision spending $800, ever.
Update: “Inactivity boosts cancer risk, research finds,” Washington Post: “…among post-menopausal women, taking frequent breaks from sitting was associated with smaller waist circumference and lower risk of some cancers. Even short periods of light activity — frequently standing up and walking for as little as a minute at time — reduced risk for such biomarkers as large waist circumference, elevated triglyceride levels and increased insulin resistance, which are linked to heightened cardiovascular disease but might also boost cancer risk.”
“Stand Up While You Read This!” http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/02/23/stand-up-while-you-read-this/