6 Easy Steps to Prevent Back Pain

6 Easy Steps to Prevent Back Pain

June 21, 2017

Back pain is very common and can be aggravated by actions at the office. Prevent back pain and find good posture with these simple steps.

STANDING POSTURE. If you work at a standing desk, stand with feet hip width apart and tuck your pelvis slightly. Relax your shoulders, and keep your elbows at a 90-degree angle. Pro-Tip: It’s so important to stand on an anti-fatigue mat.

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Top 9 Alternative Remedies to Treat Back Pain

Top 9 Alternative Remedies to Treat Back Pain

June 13, 2017

Nearly 80% of people will experience back pain in their life. Even minor back pain can make it so hard to enjoy normal activities, like working, gardening or picking up shopping bags. If you have back pain, the sooner you treat it, the less likely it will develop into a chronic condition that requires medication and surgery.

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My Week by Week Unapologetic Take on Standing Desks

My Week by Week Unapologetic Take on Standing Desks

June 08, 2017

Here’s the thing – I’ve been out of college and sitting in my office cubicle for 2 years and then I took the leap of faith to transition to a sit/stand desk. I read somewhere on some blog on some fitness site that even if I work out – it still would not take away the harmful effects of sitting on my behind all day

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10 Things That Happened When I Got a Standing Desk

10 Things That Happened When I Got a Standing Desk

May 08, 2017

Find out the 10 surprising things I learned when I got a standing desk for my workstation. You know that miserable spot after you’ve had a good lunch where you just want to take a nap? Yeah? Let's solve that!

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What’s with Anti-Fatigue Mats at Standing Desks - Are They Necessary?

What’s with Anti-Fatigue Mats at Standing Desks - Are They Necessary?

March 13, 2017

We all want to know what’s up with anti-fatigue mats. Do they work? Are they necessary? What features should we be looking for when we shop for one? Well, we know that anti-fatigue mats help so much, for many reasons. Here's why...

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What to Wear at Your Standing Desk!

What to Wear at Your Standing Desk!

March 06, 2017

What should you wear at your standing desk? Here at Stand Steady, we all have stand up desks, with a new fashion problem. When we use them, we stand in sometimes different and creative ways. I am talking about putting one leg up, in a modified tree pose, using the existing sitting desk as a ledge. We also stand in second position, which we learned from ballet.

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5 Health Benefits of Standing at Work and Using an Anti-Fatigue Mat at Your Office

5 Health Benefits of Standing at Work and Using an Anti-Fatigue Mat at Your Office

February 28, 2017

What’s up with using an anti-fatigue mat at the office? It seems like we’ve seen these things in Grandma’s kitchen, or at the auto-shop, but now they’re showing up at work too. Let’s look at some health benefits of using a mat with your standing desk.

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17 Deskercises for 2017

17 Deskercises for 2017

January 06, 2017

You've got your standing desk, so let’s use it to get fit at the office. I’m talking about deskercising. It’s not as cool as Jazzercize but it’s a lot more convenient, plus the Jazzercize moms intimidate me (I just got an invite to a class this weekend, and it said the instructors were sexy – ugh! Not going!) If you have a trashcan, a standing desk and a stapler, we’re ready.  

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An Ergonomist from D.C. Talks Standing Desks, Ergonomics and Habit Change

An Ergonomist from D.C. Talks Standing Desks, Ergonomics and Habit Change

November 29, 2016

Earlier this year, I got to sit down with Debra Lieberman, OTR/L, CEAS of Ergoworks Consulting, a company focused on injury prevention and providing the services of ergonomic specialists in the D.C. area. Debra started her career as an occupational therapist for adults, helping people change their environments to meet the needs of their injuries. Debra then spent time doing hand therapy at Fairfax Hospital and worked on repetitive strain injuries in outpatient clinics. Even today, she notices people are overusing their hands, especially on iPhones.

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Stand Steady in Seattle

Stand Steady in Seattle

August 18, 2016

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5 Ways the Wobble Stool Can Significantly Improve your Life

5 Ways the Wobble Stool Can Significantly Improve your Life

July 28, 2016

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A Day in the Life of Standing at Work with Kit Perkins, CEO of Ergodriven

A Day in the Life of Standing at Work with Kit Perkins, CEO of Ergodriven

January 14, 2016

I recently had the opportunity to interview Kit Perkins, the CEO of Ergodriven. We have been loving his TOPO anti-fatigue mat for standing desks here at Stand Steady, and I was curious what was in the plans for the upcoming year. And I wanted to know more about the healthy lifestyle of Kit! Ever since the team saw their informative and entertaining video from last year, featuring Kit and Ryan Feeley running barefoot through nature and climbing trees, we have been huge fans of the TOPO mat and the founders.

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