We've seen a lot of coverage recently around standing desks and workplace health. Standing at work alone won't create a better working you, you need a holistic approach to working to achieve the best results. Here's desk mates tips to get you off to a solid start:
Stay hydrated - try and drink and least a litre of water throughout the day, every day
Stay active - use a standing desk, take a walk at lunch, stretch often
Eat healthy- avoid sugary foods and saturated fats to avoid slumps throughout the day
Get the foundations sorted, then invest in a standing desk. You don't have to spend a fortune to get one these days (wink wink) so grab one a get started.
What you gain from standing vs sitting:
Increased energy - try alternating between standing/sitting for 20 minutes on and off to start You’ll feel increased energy throughout the day
Circulates blood flow – getting up and moving allows for increased blood circulation
Standing burns more calories – based on 3 hours a day you burn 30,000 extra, every year
Helps reduce back pain – Chiropractors like the London Wellness Clinic endorse deskmate to their patients with back/spinal injuries from prolonged sitting.
You can check the London Wellness Clinic Centre, here: https://www.thisislondonwellness.com/Shop Deskmate here