Have you seen these standing office desks?
Although not directly related to online business, your health is extremely important. Unfortunately, most of us who work online and work at home often sit down for large portions of the day.
Although I have four daughters who I have at home all day with me, I catch myself in between sitting at my office desk working on my computer and sitting in the floor playing with my little ones. I also homeschool my oldest two daughters and as I am teaching lessons, you guessed it….I am sitting down.
As I write this, I’m realizing now how much I could really use a standing desk.
To be honest, I didn’t even know this type of thing existed until a friend posted online some pictures of her new standing desk!
There are a huge number of risks of sitting down too much, as reported by Just Stand.org, including:
- A higher risk of dying sooner from any cause.
- An increased risk of cardiovascular disease.
- Negative effects on the metabolic system.
- Difficult to reverse even if you exercise regularly.
This is why you should consider buying a standing desk. That way, even though you need to be at your desk for large periods of time, you can help combat the effects of sitting down all day.
For those of us who may have back problems (I do after having 4 babies!), a good mat for under our feet will be a MUST HAVE if we utilize a standing desk.
You should also incorporate regular exercise into your daily routine. Even if you think you’re too busy, remember that getting away from your computer to exercise will actually help you to be more productive when you get back.
Be sure and take a break every hour. Take a quick walk to the kitchen. Put in a new load of laundry. Read a book to your toddler.
These fifteen minute breaks of activity will make a world of difference in your physical health.
So go look at some standing office desks and see if this might be right for you!