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Sit-Stand Desks

sitting up straight at deskSitting behind your desk all day is bad for your health, and experts have long been advising people to stand at their workstations for a certain period of time each day. A height-adjustable sit-stand desk lets you do just that. Most quality sit-stand desks have electric controls or gas lifts to make it possible for workers to adjust the height of their desks multiple times each day.

A height-adjustable sit-stand desk not only improves your blood circulation but also engages and strengthens your core and leg muscles, and counteracts back and neck problems.

Research shows that the ideal ratio is to spend one hour standing for every one to two hours of sitting.

Some important tips for standing at your sit-stand desk:

  1. Adjust the desk to the height of your elbows.
  2. Keep your wrists straight and parallel to the desk surface.
  3. Keep your neck tall, shoulders relaxed and your knees slightly bent.
  4. Use a small footrest to keep one foot elevated when you alternate positions.
  5. Your computer screen should be at eye level.
  6. Your monitor should be no less than 50-70 cm from your face.
Don’t forget to step away from your desk at regular intervals to do the stretches recommended by your Chiropractor.

If you have any questions about the health or alignment of your spine or that of your loved ones, Dr. Erin McLaughlin and Dr. Pierre Paradis are here to help. If you live or work in Kanata and the surrounding area, contact us today or give us a call at (613) 831-9665.

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