The standing desk offers you the chance to break up the repetitive cycle of sitting for long periods of your work day.
Being sedentary can be a contributing factor to pain, such as in the low back. Finding a way to stretch your legs and change your posture as opposed to sitting for long periods of time can absolutely help your body feel better.
It gives your workspace a healthy alternative instead of bounding you to a desk for 8+ hours (or more) a day.
The standing desk allows you to improve productivity throughout the workday.
Thinking you might benefit from a standing desk, but don’t want to buy one?
You’re in luck! Many of our clients are feeling this way, especially given the current situation. During telehealth appointments, I’ve been able to assess a workspace and find creative ways to build your own, effective, standing desk. For example, a high enough counter top, or a countertop with a box or added books works phenomenally.
Check out the graphic below to see if your countertop could work as a standing desk and follow these easy four steps!
- Find a countertop that positions you in a way that will allow your body to get into proper standing form
- Make sure your arms are at 90 degrees (shoulders rolled back and down, allowing forearm and wrists to be parallel with the ground)
- Make sure your wrists are in a “neutral position” not going up towards your body!
- Laptop screen or monitor height should be in line with your center of gaze. If you have a foot stool or a box this will allow you to vary your position throughout the day!
For more help, watch this video on setting up a standing desk at home!