SHOULD YOU SIT OR STAND?
Health experts agree that ergonomic chairs and sit-stand desks only go part of the way to solve back and health related issues. Both sitting or standing in the same position for long periods of time is not ideal. And for many Australian adults, we now sit for an average of nine hours a day.
Here at Equip, we have seen a dramatic increase in the use of sit-stand desks at home and in the office, but we tell our clients that you need to remember that buying a desk is only half the solution. The other half is to keep moving!
This is because just standing still for long periods of time can also lead to health issues like swelling, heaviness or cramping of the legs.
The best way to set yourself up for work is to alternate between sitting and standing and take a break to stretch and move every 20 - 30 minutes. If you own an electronic sit-stand desk, you have the ease (and fun) of simply pressing a button to adjust your desk position throughout the day.
Our Tip: Use Calendar Reminders to tell you when to take breaks, drink water and change your desk position. It takes only 5 minutes to setup but can have great long-lasting impacts.
4 Popular Sit-Stand Desks