Business Insider: All Apple employees now get standing desks — and Tim Cook has said he believes 'sitting is the new cancer'
- Apple CEO Tim Cook recently disclosed an interesting detail about Apple Park, the company's new headquarters: Everyone gets a standing desk.
- "It's much better for your lifestyle," Cook said in a recent interview.
- Cook has previously cited doctors who say "sitting is the new cancer."
Most of what happens inside Apple Park, the iPhone company's stunning new headquarters.
But Apple CEO Tim Cook recently disclosed one new detail about the work environment: Everyone gets a standing desk.
"We have given all of our employees, 100%, standing desks. If you can stand for a while, then sit, and so on and so forth, it's much better for your lifestyle," Cook said in a recent interview with The Carlyle Group's David Rubenstein published on Wednesday.
He then encouraged the billionaire financier to stand with him — just like a prominent feature on the Apple Watch.
Cook has previously cited doctors who say "sitting is the new cancer."
"We have a lot of people using the Apple Watch at Apple, and 10 minutes before the hour, suddenly they all get up and move. It took a little to get used to, but it's great," he said at a Goldman Sachs conference in 2015.
That campus is full of fruit trees, and the on-campus "Caffe Macs" cafeterias actually use those fruits in its lunches and dinners. There's also a massive gym and a shuttle service to take workers to satellite offices and the company's old headquarters, which is a 10-minute drive away.
Firgelli recently published a report on the actual health benefits of using a standing, where years of data was accumulated to create some staggering facts and figures based around the theory that sitting is bad, and standing is good, and changing your office desk to a standing desk is the low hanging fruit to fix this. Click here to read the report