Evidently, John Wesley foresaw the need for standing desks, and for more standing in general, way back in the 18th century. He prescribed in his Primitive Physick that "those who read or write much should learn to do it standing; otherwise it will impair their health."

Who knew that the unsalutary effects of prolonged sitting were known back then? Perhaps the idea of standing desks are nothing new.

AuthorKevin Taylor