Standing about 33% of your day is a good amount!

Things to Consider when Standing:

  • Do you wear comfortable footwear?
  • Do you have an anti-fatigue mat or a footrest to prop your foot up on?
  • Do I ease into standing or just go for it?
  • Do I still need an ergonomic chair if I invest in a standing desk?
  • When I use my desk in standing, is my monitor still at the correct height?

USED CORRECTLY – YOU WILL REAP THE REWARDS:

  • Wearing flats or bare feet are essential to being comfortable in standing
  • Having an anti-fatigue mat or a footrest can help support your lower back
  • Just like exercise, ease into anything new to your routine
    (Check with your doctor if you’re unsure if standing is the right option for you)
  • Don’t ignore your posture when sitting – Remember when you’re standing, you basically have no support so when it’s time to sit, make sure you have the proper chair
  • Consider adding a monitor arm or a monitor riser if you experience neck discomfort when you alternate from sitting to standing postures

KAREN E. LOESING

ERGONOMIC CONSULTANT

AGOURA HILLS, CA 91301

EMAIL: karen@theergonomicexpert.com

Contact Form

Ergo Blog

 

Working On An Exercise Ball At Your Desk – Good Or Bad?

Exercise balls belong in gyms AND PHYSICAL THERAPY CLINICS, not the workplace! Rarely a week goes...

Can Better Posture Improve My Overall Health?

The Answer Is A Resounding "YES"! Benefits of Good Posture: Allows for easier...

How Long Do I Stand With My New Standing Desk?

Standing about 33% of your day is a good amount! Things to Consider when Standing: Do...

How To Prevent Muscle Tension At Your Desk

Do your neck and upper back hurt everyday from working at the computer?  Is it costing...

Tech Neck – It’s a Pain in the Neck!

CHIN UP! We've addressed the issue of "Tech Neck" before, but it seems to be in the...

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Risk & Prevention in the Workplace

Contrary to conventional wisdom, carpel tunnel syndrome is not a disorder that you...

Are Standing Desks Better For Your Health?

ARE STANDING DESKS THE ONLY OPTION? I would have to say that the vast majority of my ergonomic...

10 Tips for Combating Eye Strain & Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS)

CVS & LCD SCREENS The year 2000 ushered in both a new century and a whole new set...

Proper ergonomics for remote workers

ADVANTAGES OF WORKING FROM HOME: 1) No wasted time on the freeways 2) Being around for...

4 Tips to Avoid Fatigue in the Office – It’s All About Your Posture!

Ever wonder why sitting in an office chair all day is so exhausting?     The...

 

Privacy Policy

©2018 The Ergonomic Expert All Rights Reserved