Wanna banish back aches, bad posture, and even reduce your risk of heart disease and obesity? Say good-bye to that office chair. Sitting all day (like, say, at your workstaion) has been associated with all of these negative symptoms. The easy alternative? Create a sit-stand workspace!
Traditionally a sit-stand workstation is a desk that can be raised or lowered to work when seated or standing, but there’s no need to make that kind of commitment to try out this healthy alternative. Instead, stack some books under your laptop or keyboard (remember to raise the monitor, too!), or add bed risers under your desk’s legs. And if you need to convince HR, studies show working standing up has no negative effects on efficiency, and may even boost creativity.
The Takeaway: Try out a sit-stand workspace. It could help banish aches and pains while reducing your risk for obesity.