Is a standing desk the answer?
Working at a standing desk has captured our imagination. A Vichealth survey of its own workers trialing standing desks found great benefits to their use.
|Here's my favourite standing desk |
- the human hamster wheel.
Designed by Robb, find it at Instructables
Try answering these questions
- Do you slump in sitting or standing?
- Are your shoulders and arms rigid?
- Are your hips further forward than your shoulders when you stand?
Staff at VicHealth identified limits to using standing desks. These included longer keyboard sessions, back pain, fatigue, old habits, and type of footwear (eg, high heels).
My suggestions for your work
* Leave your work station for two minutes every 20 minutes, as recommended by Baker IDI (Australia's highly regarded medical research institute). You don’t have to leave the job behind – try keeping your mental focus on the particular task. You’re just taking the body for a walk, not your mind – but feel free to do this too.
My standing desk for reading and writing
20 minute check-up
I specialise in teaching office workers how to deal with their habits. And I have learnt much about how to set up a work station. Why not book a 20 minute check-up. It won’t cost a fortune, and will put you in good stead for managing the many hours you spend in the office.