Part II – The Solution!
We discussed the problem, now we discuss the solution! If you are sitting all day, the best thing you can do, is STAND UP! But how? Will your boss buy you a new desk? Do you fear what standing up will you be like? Tiring? Feet will hurt?
Well, it tends to be more energetic than sitting (have you ever seen my energy level while I am adjusting), and you will feel more focused, and tired… tired does not happen. These are all benefits of standing up more during the day vs. sitting.
Now… will your company purchase your stand up desk for you? I am not sure about that one. But I can tell you, it is not as bad as it once was. The desk below retails for $799 but I quickly found it for $399 on the standmodern.com website.
A really good deal for what this desk offers. But still, it is an expense, and it probably doesn’t match anything in your office. That might be a hard sell… I guarantee you I would not let this show up in my office considering the decor. So consider other options.
This Varidesk is pretty cool, but at $495, it might seem a bit pricey for a topper to a desk, however it offers such a great solution for so many. Purchase, and place on top. Just like that your desk has 11 different height settings, and what is cool, is that it moves forward when it is up so that you are standing right at your system.
By having the ability to position yourself perfectly so that you aren’t leaning, nor reaching, solves all of the problems referenced in Part I on the stand up desk. Forward head carriage, excessive internal rotation of the shoulders, increased pressure on the lumbar spine.
So, if you really want to be healthier, want less back problems, and want to work towards the best state of health. Make this one a priority.
Be well and Be blessed! – Dr. E