If you have made the switch to a standing office desk, you already know the many benefits of not sitting all day long. Even if you are standing to work now, there are still ways that you can get even more out of your standing desk. Read on to see how to enjoy your standing desk and time at work even more.Shoes
If you are now going to be spending most of your day on your feet, you need to make sure that those feet are in the most comfortable shoes possible. If your shoes are uncomfortable while you are standing, and pinch or poke any areas of your foot, it is time to reevaluate your footwear. Everyone has different feet, so you will need to experiment to see what feelsbest for you. Some people love the support of an athletic shoe, with plenty of arch. Other people do better with a minimalist, almost barefoot shoe with little to no arch and a thin sole. You will be putting a lot of pressure on the shoes you stand in all day, so make sure you pick a pair that are up to the task.
After choosing a good pair of shoes, you need to consider what is under those shoes. Even if you are on carpet, it might not be enough to cushion you, or may be laid over concrete or another hard surface. These surfaces have no give, can result in various problems including varicose veins, foot pain, back pain, neck pain, and other circulatory problems. Using an anti-fatigue mat can help not only cushion your standing surface, but also keeps you slightly off-balance because of the cushiness. This results in keeping you moving your legs and contracting your muscles, leading to more blood flow. There are specialty mats designed for this purpose, but you could also use any exercise mat for some improvement to your standing area.
Once you transition to a standing desk, you may think that you have made the only change you need for your body’s health and comfort at work. However, standing in one position without moving can also take a toll on your body. Make sure you take time to walk around every so often, and stretch out your muscles. Your body doesn’t like to remain static, so find some simple stretches that you can combine with your standing desk to feel your best.
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