Should I get a standing desk?
We have recently been talking to many of our patients about their home office set up. Working from home can be challenging for many reasons, one of them being the ergonomic set up of your home office. This also brings up a common question that we get from those who work from home and/or in an office doing a job that primarily requires being on the computer: should I get a standing desk?
There are a few quick things I like to note to patients considering a standing desk. First, it's important to keep in mind that any posture for too long can cause problems. The best tip I can give anyone who works on a computer all day is to set a timer to move for 1-5 minutes at least once an hour. Even if you simply stand up and walk around the office for a minute, it is important to move! If you are considering a standing desk, I would recommend a desk that is easy to move from sitting to standing. I would not recommend transitioning from sitting 8 hours/day right to standing 8 hours/day. This can cause other problems, so the best recommendation I can make is to alternate sitting and standing throughout the day.
If you are looking for a standing desk or other solutions for your work station, I would recommend checking out Varidesk at https://www.vari.com
If you are interested in learning more about how you can improve your home office set up, or if you have been experiencing neck or back pain from working at home, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn how we can help!