Office work can take an awful toll on your health. Between your commute and the time at your desk, you’ll spend roughly seven and a half hours sitting each day. At that rate, you might as well sit on the floor. Because the floor is lava. And lava is just as bad for your health.
Fine, lava is admittedly way worse for your health. But all that sitting isn’t doing you any favors either. It leads to lower metabolic activity and increases the risk of several diseases, including heart disease and diabetes. And many scientists agree that hitting the gym after work may not offset the harm. So instead of planning a daily triathlon, check out three ways a standing desk can keep you healthy while you work.
Whether you buy a super fancy, super expensive electronic gizmo that raises and lowers at the touch of a button, or a clean, simple, wooden standing desk that turns your current desk into a standing desk, you want yours to be at the optimal height. This will give you the greatest benefits of using a standing desk, and keep your posture healthy.
So how high should your standing desk be set?
Standing desks have never been as popular as they are right now. And it’s easy to understand why—standing up more often literally makes you feel better. The problem is, most standing desks today don’t allow you to stand with proper posture. Standing incorrectly means you’re hurting your back and neck just as badly as if you were sitting all day.
So what do you do to avoid postural and skeletal damage from standing improperly? Using an ergonomic standing desk helps you avoid these easy-to-make mistakes:
You learn some expensive lessons starting a company. For us, the most costly was when we did our very first Readydesk production run in 2014.
After cutting hundreds of desks for supporters of our successful Kickstarter campaign, the operator of the CNC router pulled us aside to show us something he'd discovered...
If you wanted to make a video showing how standing at your Readydesk burns 30% more calories than sitting, how would you do it?
We tried answering that question and ended up researching licensed flamethrower operators, getting two vans stuck in desert sand, and melting actual wet blankets.
Here’s the result: