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Stand Up Workstations at Home or Office

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We sit A LOT!

We sit during our commute to work, we sit at work all day and yes, that commute back home too.

Sometimes we even sit for a few hours in the evening watching our favorite television shows just a little too long!

Ever consider stand up workstations at home or office?

Sitting is starting to take a toll on our health; we are becoming more inactive as we spend more time watching the screen (computers, tablets, phones, gaming etc.).

Some even say that “sitting” is the new “smoking”.

I’m no expert but I do value my health; physical, mental, social and emotional health.

I started using a stand up desk at work, mainly to get off my butt a little more.

However, an injury to my hamstring has made it hard for me to sit for long periods of time.

I have changed my desk around so I can stand up.

I sit on an exercise ball so I have less pain in my hamstring.


What’s all the fuss about a stand up workstation?

Well, a stand up work station gets you on your feet!

Second, standing helps you engage a little more.

It helps “turn your brain on” so to speak because you need to engage different muscles in your body when you stand versus sitting.

Some offices have a central location (like where I work) that we can use throughout the day.

This enables us to remove ourselves from our main workstation, stand up and complete tasks with all the tools we need.

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How many hours a day do you sit?

You may have seen removable working station on treadmills before!

You can easily build one and can learn how to do so here: Make Removable Treadmill Desk with Stuff you Already have Around The House

I’m not trying to tell you that you need a stand up work station but hopefully this post will get you thinking about how much you sit in a day and what little things you can do to change it up.

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How many hours a day do you sit?

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