Convert to a Standing Computer Desk
Standing computer desk – Being sedentary or sitting for hours day in and day out, can have many adverse health effects, If you spend a lot of hours in an office or computer-based work, sitting at a desk no longer seems such a good idea. Standing on a desk burns more calories and requires more energy and motion, creating a healthier environment for the body than sitting for hours. Converting to a standing computer desk may feel awkward at first, but with a few adjustments you can get used to it in a short time.
Wear the most comfortable shoes you can find, such as running shoes. Go up to your standing computer desk and adjust the computer screen so that it is at eye level. Place a phone book or other sturdy support under the monitor if you need to raise it higher, or shelf display desktops adjust if it has one. Shift your weight from one foot to the other often while working to prevent leg and foot fatigue. Rest one foot on a stool or chair rang occasionally, or leans a little over your desk from time to time.
Place an anti-fatigue mat in your standing area for a day or so if your floor is not carpeted, or if you need extra support and relief fatigue mat offers. Take occasional sitting breaks to give your feet a break. Use a high chair or high chair so it’s still comfortable to sit near your standing computer desk when necessary. Walk or pace around the room for additional breaks from simply standing in one place.