Sit or stand
Sit or stand
Sitting could be hazardous to your health. According to the American Cancer Society, women who sit more than six hours a day are 37% more likely to die earlier than women who sit less than three hours a day. (Men are 18% more likely.) That may be why some Googlers are opting to stand at work instead. One option that became increasingly popular last year was swapping out the standard sit-down desk for a standing desk. Googlers place an order with the company's Ergolab, choose from a number of desk models, and have their desk measured to their height. An unofficial tally has standing desks at Google now numbering in the hundreds.

By JP Mangalindan, writer-reporter @FortuneMagazine - Last updated January 30 2012: 3:18 PM ET
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