Do you SIT ALL DAY? Do you STAND ALL DAY? Well doing either of those isn’t good for you as recent studies have proven. They can cause blood pooling, stiff knees, and low back & hip pain in some people. My solution…change your position frequently. One way businesses are helping their employees alongside open floor plans and stability balls instead of chairs is with a standing desk.
Which, by the way, you can also use at home. If you want to get a custom-designed desk you will most likely spend up to $1500.
But the average cost for a pre-made standing desk ranges from $250 to $550. The standing desk is easy to move up and down by either a motor or a hand crank so you can go from sitting to standing whenever you feel the need to move.
Although you will only burn an extra 24 calories per hour by standing instead of sitting (according to Harvard Health Publishing), studies also show that after a meal, blood sugar levels return to normal faster on days a person spends more time standing.
And standing, rather than sitting, may reduce the risk of shoulder and back pain. Try it and let us know how you like it! Here’s an example!