Is a sitting desk better than a standing one?
Since resting your body in any position for too long, whether you are sitting, standing or lying down, is not considered good for your health, it is very important that you come up with a good way to do your activities when in the office. This is crucial to your long-term health.
It would be best if you had a height-adjustable desk. Many people have poor posture as a result of sitting, so this should be minimized as much as possible. The same goes for those people who have to stand for a long time at their job, so the most logical solution is to ensure a continuous change in working positions during the day.
Using a desk that can be easily adjusted from sitting to standing position and vice versa will allow you to change your body position frequently. You will be able to sit for a while and then stand, which ensures constant movement, and better blood flow, as well as reduces the strain on soft tissues, joints and the spine.
Gradual adjustment to change
It will take time for you to get used to standing all day, just as a beginner runner who wants to run a marathon must build up to the goal gradually. They will certainly not try to run 30km on the first day, because they are aware that they should run in a way pain-free and will not result in injuries. So they will slowly increase their mileage, giving their body a chance to adapt to the demands and conditions of running. The same principle applies when you switch from sitting all day to using a standing desk. If you start standing all day, you may feel pain in your knees or the need to constantly adjust your posture, and you may experience pain and tingling in your feet.
All of this will not be pleasant and will affect your ability to concentrate and do your work. So, the best thing to do would be to slowly develop a tolerance for standing, starting with 15-20 minute intervals several times a day. This way your body will adapt to the changes much more quicker.
Find the middle ground
The aforementioned problems lead us to the conclusion that the best preventive solution is to have an adjustable desk since you will be able to sit and stand at it as much as you want. Change your posture to avoid pain. This will have positive effects on your health. No one should stand or sit all day – taking turns is the best. It would be ideal if you could find a middle ground, that is, if you could divide your working time so that a third of it is spent standing and the rest sitting. This should be feasible for most people and is certainly a positive step toward a good overall state of your body.
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