Technology continues to advance and it has broadened job opportunities for many, however it has also lead to a more sedentary lifestyle for the most part.
People are spending more time in front of a computer screen and are most likely spending a lot of time sitting down as a result.
Standing workstations can be a worthwhile investment to get you on your feet more, but it is also important to strike a balance between sitting and standing.
“While studies and surveys report standing at work can reduce pain, improve mood, increase productivity, reduce the risk for certain diseases and ailments, and lead to a healthier body mass index, too much standing can be detrimental as well.”
Here is a great infographic that lays out the facts about achieving the perfect sit-stand balance:
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Infographic by Quill
To get us all to stand up for our health throughout this week, give these exercises a try…
Barre exercises usually take place standing next to, you guessed it, a barre. The following video does not require a barre at all and is ideal for loosening up the body after a long day of sitting:
The video is short enough to do during a work break and is great for all ages and activity levels.
For a standing workout that includes strength training try this heart-pumping video:
Please don’t do the exercises on a chair with wheels!
A strong core promotes a healthy posture when sitting or standing. Try this amazing standing abs workout to strengthen your core:
This last video is titled perfectly to remind us to “Stand Up and Stretch”:
“If you feel like you aren’t able to move forward, focus on standing strong right where you are.”
Will you stand for your health?