There have been countless studies over the benefits and drawbacks to standing desks. While it’s never good to stay in the same position for hours at a time, it’s important to adjust your settings throughout the day. Anti-fatigue mats can also add comfort under standing desks, because they give an extra cushion that’s easier on the joints.
The New York Times reports that managers have been pushing standing desks in order to promote better cardiovascular health. While it’s better than a sedentary lifestyle, there is still some confusion as to whether it can replace exercise. The news provider reports that’s the problem with the mindset, while standing can help address neck and lower back pain, workers should still be getting exercise as well.
Entrepreneur reports it’s important to keep good posture throughout the day at work, and frequently taking stretching breaks to prevent aches and pains. Additionally, there are small exercises you can do at your desk to not only keep blood flowing, but also prevent the pains that come from being in the same position. The news provider also suggests taking frequent breaks to walk and stretch, which can keep the blood flowing and actually make you more productive thanks to the boost in energy.
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