More and more people are now giving up on their long sitting hours at work by switching to a sit-stand desk. Check out this doc & understand the secret of using sit-stand desk.
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Without knowing how to use a height adjustable desk
correctly, you may not be leveraging this wonderful change
in your office furniture to the fullest.
Here are 10 great tips:
Come up with an easy standing routine to begin with. For
example, you could start with standing for 2 minutes after every
20-30 minutes of sitting. Remember to ease into the whole sitting-
Adjust your desk to a height that works for you. Keep the height
too high, you’ll find your wrists working too hard for all the desk
work. Keep the height too low, you may find yourself slouching
against the desk.
positioned comfortably for you to work. It should be positioned at a
distance of 20 to 30 inches from your face. The screen’s top should
meet your eye level with only a slight tilt upwards.
Use an anti-fatigue mat to stand on. The soft surface of the mat
will provide nice cushioning for your feet, allowing you to stand cozily
for longer periods.
Maintain a good posture while standing. If you end up standing
but leaning on your desk, you’re not doing much good to your body.
Try to stay in a neutral position as much as possible.
Go back to sitting down for some time if you feel too tired to
maintain a good standing position. While sitting too much is bad,
standing too much won’t do much good either.
When in the standing position, try to incorporate some light
movements to keep the blood flowing in your muscles. Do some
shoulder rolls, calf raises, quad stretches, standing twists, etc.
Be mindful of the footwear that you wear to work. Use ones that are
lower-heeled, comfortable and supportive.
Step away from the desk whenever you can. Take a short walk, do
some active exercises, or climb up and down staircases. This will help
you stay active physically and mentally.
Get a leaning stool if standing proves to be too much for you, or if
you’d like to start alternating between standing and leaning and