The benefits of a standing/sitting workspace

Updated: Mar 20, 2020

You may have seen that one individual in your office is doing their work standing due to pain, or you may be working in an office that offers the option to all employees. If the idea of working from a standing position is new to you then you just might find the following informative.

The long hours at the office are hard work on your neck and your shoulders. After a certain amount of time, the position may almost feel unnatural. Our bodies are made to turn into many different surprising directions. However, too long in any position will leave us in discomfort. If we ignore that slight discomfort it will manifest into a problem over time.

Our bodies are mostly water and if there is one thing that we know about water is that it takes up the shape of its container. With that said it is easier to understand why our daily functions help shape our soft connective tissue and finally our overall structure. Much like we are what we eat, we are how we move. Therefore too much time in any one position will cause strain.

Sitting for a long time will result is slouching; therefore we should have a good habit of standing up every 18 minutes to minimize the degeneration of the soft tissues that support our spine. One way of doing this is to adapt our workstation to a sitting/standing one so that we can alternate between one and the other. This way we get the best of both worlds and remain productive and pain-free.

Nowadays there is a wide range of options to adapt our workspace ranging from cheap to expensive. Here are websites that do a few reviews of the options to modify your desk


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