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Friday Poll: How much do you sit at work?

Apple CEO Tim Cook says "sitting is the new cancer." Tell us if you're doing anything to mitigate concerns about the potential perils of being too sedentary at work.

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This PowerUps desk converts from sitting to standing. Sarah Tew/CNET

There's a lot of concern these days about what impact sitting at a desk all day has on our health. We now have standing desks, treadmill desks and tech devices that urge us to move our lazy butts. In remarks made at a technology conference this week, Apple CEO Tim Cook noted that the upcoming Apple Watch will nudge wearers to stand up when they've been sitting too long.

"A lot of doctors believe sitting is the new cancer," Cook said. The Apple Watch's feature isn't a brand new idea in wearable technology. The Samsung Gear S smartwatch, for example, can be set to alert you when your activity level has been low for a specified amount of time.

Nearly a year ago, I stacked a couple of cardboard boxes onto my desk, set my keyboard and monitor stand on top and converted my sit-down work arrangement into a standing one. I also got a tall stool so I could alternate between sitting, standing and halfway-perching while I type away all day long.

Sitting, for me, had turned into a literal pain in the butt. I'm now a happier writer who moves around considerably more than I did before. It took some getting used to, but now I can't imagine going back to a regular chair.

Tell us about your working situation. Are you happily seated at work all day long? Are you unhappily seated at work all day long? Maybe you've risen to the occasion and adopted a standing desk, or choose to alternate your position. How much do you sit at work? Vote in our poll and talk it out in the comments.