Why You Need a Standing Desk in Your Office
Summary: A standing desk could be a helpful addition to your office that could improve your life at work.
If you work in an office you might have days where you will spend numerous hours working at your desk. A lot of the work people with office job have can be done on a computer. Working for long periods of time in a single position might not be the most natural position for our bodies to be in, which is precisely why you should invest in a standing desk. Standing desks have gained some popularity over the past few years and for good reason.
When you are sitting in an office chair for a long amount of time you may catch yourself starting to sit back and slouch. Having your body in a seated and uncomfortable position can put abnormal amounts of pressure on your neck and spine. This can contribute to posture that can make it more difficult to breathe and can also strain certain muscles that are working hard to compensate for other muscles that are not being used properly.
Bad posture can have negative short-term and long-term effects that you need to look out for. Standing is a more natural position that your body can get accustomed to being in for hours. If your legs get sore you can easily sit down for a little.
More Likely to Move Around
Another benefit to having an elevated standing desk is the freedom it gives you to move around. Standing up straight can strengthen your back and help blood flow easily throughout your body. When you are standing you are more likely to walk around and get some more activity in the office.
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