Where MaxWell Stands on Standing Desks
Many workplace innovations have been suggested and implemented to improve workplace ergonomics — ie. yoga balls, treadmills, and standing desks.
- Burns more calories (not that many) — Choosing to stand instead of sitting for an afternoon of work has been shown to burn an additional 170 calories more than sitting does.
- It may lower blood sugar levels and risk of heart disease — Sitting after your meals and remaining sedentary often causes spikes in blood pressure levels.
- Reduce back and neck pain — Neck and back pain are the most common complaints of office workers, often caused by long hours in an uncomfortable position at one’s desk.
- Improve mood and energy — Sitting and remaining sedentary for extended periods of time has been linked to increased risk of developing depression and anxiety. People who stand at their desks report less stress and fatigue than those who remain sedentary.
- Try to maintain a correct posture while standing
- Use a floor mat below you to soften your stance
- Try to avoid looking down at the computer screen by adding a lift for proper alignment for your line of vision
- Wear comfortable shoes that limit the impact that standing has on your knees and back.
- And MOST importantly, use some tips and tricks provided by our office because MaxWell wants you to GET UP OFF THAT CHAIR!