As children, most of us were probably told at one time or another to “sit up straight!” or “don’t slouch!” While this loving advice may have been more about appearances than good health, proper posture is important for both. We spend so much time on our phones, hunched over while reading or texting and our posture is paying the price. Whether you are working at your standing desk or sitting most of the day, gravity is working against our good posture. So it is important to get a refresher on what good posture is and how to have it.
According to the Cleveland Clinic, proper posture involves training your body to sit, stand, walk, etc in positions where the least amount of strain is put on your muscles and ligaments. Good posture, whether at your stand up desk, walking, or sitting and relaxing, leads to many health benefits such as decreased back pain, less wear and tear of joints, less fatigue, and of course a better and more confident appearance.
Good posture is not natural for most of us, so let’s talk about how you can train your body to sit and stand correctly.
You gain so many health benefits while working at a standing desk. Having proper posture is just another way to be sure that you are receiving all of those benefits while keeping your body healthy and your energy levels high.
Even if your goal is to work at a standing workstation for most of your day, there will be times that you sit down. Whether you are working at your height adjustable desk, sitting in a meeting, or watching TV, having good sitting posture will improve your overall health.
Find out even more health benefits of standing desks and let us at True North Desks guide you to the perfect standing desk for your lifestyle.