There are a few things to keep in mind before buying a standing desk, but because you don't have all the time in the world to research (you're very busy, after all) we're here to break it down.
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.
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.
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
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!
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
1) Focus With the ability to move or rock freely, the Wobble Stool can help improve your focus and your memory. Studies show that the rocking motio...
We all have complicated relationships with our things these days, don’t we? Although I was one of the last people to get an iPhone, it is a big part of my day now. I recently decided to upgrade the case to a white and purple soft rubber panda bear. It makes me happy. Naturally I ordered it on Amazon, because as anyone who has Prime can relate, that’s about the only place I shop now.