Anti-sitting movement gaining followers
What started as an office trend is moving to parties, meetings, and elsewhere, as more people embrace standing over sitting
When Bill McDonough rides the commuter rail into Boston, a 40-minute trip from Hanson, the 55-year-old often offers his seat to others — even younger passengers. Super polite? No. He’s part of an anti-sitting movement that’s gaining followers as evidence continues to build that what was once considered a benign pastime can actually shorten your lifespan and lead to some debilitating problems. “I get annoyed when I have to sit down for a phone call or take notes,” said McDonough, the owner of Scribendi, an advertising company in Hanson.