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How To Use Your Standing Desk

Science now tells us that sitting for long periods of time can be as harmful to your health as smoking. In fact, sit-stand desks were developed originally as a way to lose weight at work. Over time, we’ve learned that there are far more health benefits to a sit-stand desk, especially if used correctly.

Sit-Stand desks are especially effective in relieving discomfort and pain, according to recent studies. Using a sit-stand desk can also provide slight improvements in heart rate.

One common misconception is that these desks are intended to be used only as a standing desk. Studies have also shown that standing at a desk all day can result in muscle and skeletal disorders, vein issues and more. So what’s the best way to use a sit-stand desk?

1. Alternate sitting and standing frequently—about every 30 minutes. You can even set a timer to remind you to shift your position.

2. Work on improving your posture. Try to remember to stand straight when you’re upright and keep your hips tucked under. When you sit, your knees should be at a 90-degree angle.

3. Use an anti-fatigue mat. It can help ease the strain of standing and some even have a contour to encourage more movement.

4. Stand after you’ve eaten.

5. Keep moving. If you have a meeting, try walking with your colleagues instead of sitting.

6. Talk to an ergonomics experts and ask for an evaluation of your workplace. Keep your monitors at or slightly below eye level. Your arms should be at 90-degrees, too.

Talk To An Expert

The office design experts at Desks Inc in Denver can advise you about ergonomic options for your workplace. Ergonomic office chairs and desks can reduce employee back and neck pain and absenteeism, so it makes sense to create a healthier workplace! Visit the Desks Inc showroom at 445 Bryant St. Suite 8 in Denver or call 303-777-7778.

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