It’s proven that too much sitting can lead to heart disease, so one solution was the introduction of the standing desk. Companies that sell them claim they provide health benefits, including weight loss, reduced back pain, improved mental health, lower blood sugar, lower cholesterol, and greater life expectancy. But new research says the sit-stand desk alone won’t reduce the risks to the heart, but replacing 30 minutes of sitting time with light physical activity to be a far healthier solution.