Humans are made to shift and grow, so don’t get stuck with a desk that refuses to do the same! Find a desk that is as dynamic as you are. Sit-Stand desking is becoming increasingly popular as a way to grow productivity, job satisfaction, physical well-being.
Don’t get locked into sitting all day! Being inactive for 8+ hours a day is not only bad for our bodies, but for our minds too. There is a healthy balance that needs to be reached between both sitting and standing. It is recommended that a sit-stand desk user spend up to 15-minutes every hour standing.
To ease you into the sit-stand shift, a great starting point is standing for 5-minutes every hours and progressing up to the 15-minute mark. Set a timer to help remind you and make it part of your daily routine.
A few tips to get you started:
- Avoid strain on your back and neck by raising your desk to a height where you are able to direct your line of sight in a natural manner.
- Wear comfortable shoes to ease the transition from sitting to standing.
- Make sure your desk is able to support the weight of your arms, but that you are not leaning forwards a hunching to achieve this.
So are you getting the most out of your sit-stand desk? Now’s the time to stand up!