Taking the plunge and moving towards a standing desk is probably the first step towards a healthy you. Ever since working professionals (well, majorly the working class) have realized that sitting is the new age smoking, they have become more conscious of their health and lifestyle.
With this change in mind, standing desks seem to be sprouting up just about everywhere. But do we realize the importance of a standing desk and how beneficial it can be for the common masses?
Is standing healthy?
Simply put, our bodies are not built to sit for long hours. If we don’t sit, then obviously we need to stand. But is standing healthy? If the idea is to be debated, there are a few health benefits that emerge from the whole idea of standing. Some of these benefits in a nutshell include:
- Reduced risk of weight gain and obesity.
- Lower risk of incurring heart diseases.
- Lower risk of type 2 diabetes along with other metabolic diseases.
- Standing reduces long-term mortality risk.
- Better posture.
There are a few more benefits of standing versus sitting, but the idea is to understand the importance of standing and why it should be made into a daily part of your routine.
How to use a standing desk?
While the body is not made to sit for long hours, it is not made to stand for long hours either. The truth is: you need to keep moving, to keep your body’s flexibility in place. So how does one use a standing desk perfectly? Is there a science behind it?
Technically, no, but the posture plays an important role while using a standing desk. Stand upright and find a comfortable position for your wrists. Place your feet firmly on the floor; look forward and avoid looking down too often. That’s it, as simple as breathing.
Common mistakes to avoid when using a standing desk
Desk too high or too low
Purchasing the wrong level standing desk can cost you dearly in the long run. Some desks might come with a high return fee, while many others might burn a hole in your pocket, in the form of restocking fees. Add the loss of productivity to the list and you will find yourself stuck. Estimate the right height of the standing desk as per the space in which it will be placed. Working comfortably is more important just fitting in a standing desk which is of no use to you.
How high should your computer monitor be?
The mispositioned monitor screen is yet another concern to be worried about, especially on a standing desk. You will not only end up with neck and back problems but also create issues in your arms, which will eventually lead to carpal tunnel syndrome.
Place the monitor at such a level, so that your eyes can see comfortably, while your arms and wrists get the proper support to work comfortably.
Quality Accessories for standing desk
When you buy a good quality standing desk it’s also important to purchase good quality desk accessories. Desk accessories such as CPU holders, cable management, monitor arms, and much more, help enhance your ergonomic experience. Low-quality accessories will only make working at your desk inconvenient for you and the device you use.
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Standing desk shoes
What happens when you stand for long durations, wearing uncomfortable shoes? You get sore feet and pain in your legs. While fashion is important, it can’t take precedence over your health. Wear comfortable footwear to work, especially if you are using a standing desk most of the time. Avoid wearing shoes with high heels, as the back tends to arch, and the posture will never turn out correctly with a standing desk.
Standing desks have a series of benefits for the human body; however, it is important to be able to derive the right benefits by following the correct approach for best results. Check the range of tabletops and adjustable desk frames in Progressive Desk store. New arrivals are coming soon!