More and more ergonomic experts agree: sitting all day isn’t great for your mind OR body. It’s not just hurting your back, neck and eyes – many scientists agree that sitting for hours at a time may do long term damage to your insides, too. One study suggests that sitting all day increases your risk of heart disease by up to 65%. Check out this infographic to see just how many issues arise from sitting at your desk, day in and day out.
For this reason, designers developed standing desks, or stand up desks, which are built so that you can stand and work at your computer, with the desk set at a height that is ideal for your posture. There are a number of different types – from free standing desks built specifically for standing, as well as conversion desks that easily switch between standing and sitting. You can even get a desk attachment that turns your current desk into a standing one, whenever you want! Have a look here to see a wide selection of standing desks that will meet your needs.
These kind of desks will help you avoid hosts of medical issues if you have a desk job, but its also good to keep in mind that you should try and stand up and move around if you are sitting all day. Set a timer to help remind you to do this, and you’ll save yourself from a lifetime of medical problems.