As an increasing number of companies are transitioning to having a remote workforce, more and more individuals find themselves furnishing work-from-home spaces for the first time. Having a comfortable home office is imperative, as it boosts productivity and helps people focus. With the task of decorating such a space comes decisions about furniture for the room. Of course, the office desk is the most important functional piece in a work-from-home space.
Whether you're re-doing an entire room to serve as a home office or are carving out a small nook in another living space, choosing a standing desk is an excellent option–particularly for issues relating to chiropractic health such as posture and back pain. Choosing the right desk can make all the difference in these areas.
Our doctors are here to share 5 benefits of using a standing desk. Why? Standing desks can absolutely change your life, and we want everyone to take advantage of all they have to offer.
Keep reading to learn more about why standing desks and find one of our offices near you to schedule an appointment and receive the best chiropractic care.
1) Decrease & Avoid Back Pain
Solving back pain is our main focus here at ChiroCare of Florida. It's what a vast majority of our patients note as their main complaint and the condition we treat most frequently throughout the day. Our doctors work hard to help solve this issue and getting a standing desk is one way to do just that.
When you sit for extended periods of time, your muscles tend to tighten up and contract, which over time puts significant strain on your entire muscular-skeletal system. You may begin to slouch or sit in a way that misaligns your body. The result is pain, particularly in the lower back.
Using a standing desk is a great solution to this problem.
2) Address Weight Issues
The more you stand throughout the day, the more calories you burn in the process. This can help with those who are looking to either lose or maintain weight. It can lower your chances of gaining weight and overall those who report standing during the workday have a lower chance of being clinically obese.
Studies show that standing can burn up to 88 calories per hour. Multiply that number by the average of 8 hours working a day, and you're up to an amazing 704 calories simply from using a standing desk.
3) Improve Your Mood & Energy Levels
When you're standing at your desk, you're ensuring that your blood stays flowing properly. Having the right circulation keeps all organs and elements of your body functioning as they should. It's also proven that those who move more on a daily basis, such as those who use a standing desk, have more elevated moods and energy levels than those with a more sedentary routine.
When your mood and energy levels are good, everything around you simply seems better. Your interactions with others seem more pleasant, difficult work seems less challenging, and you feel ready to take on the world. That's the effect we hope to have on our patients, and we know that using a standing desk can help.
4) Better Posture
Most people tend to have better posture when standing compared to when they're seated. This is because the natural position of standing keeps your neck, shoulders, and spine in a straighter line. When the parts of your muscular-skeletal system are aligned properly there is less pressure and strain on these areas of the body.
Many individuals find it easier to maintain good posture when using a standing desk. There's less slouching toward the screen and less "tech neck" which is what we call the position when people bend forward and tilt their heads down to be closer to a screen. Over time people find that they improve their posture overall as it becomes second nature to remain in this aligned position.
5) Boost Levels of Productivity and Focus
The natural result of experiencing the prior four benefits of a standing desk is improved levels of productivity and better focus. This helps people maintain efficiency at the jobs and complete better work. The reason is that when you're not in pain, you feel great mentally, and you have plenty of energy, you're able to focus more completely on the task in front of you.
It's no secret that back pain and muscle tightness can ruin anyone's day. When you're focused on relieving pain and finding a comfortable position, it can be challenging to finish a report or stay connected during a meeting. Having a standing desk solves many of these issues.
Where to Buy a Standing Desk
The great thing about shopping for a standing desk is that they're increasing in popularity as their many benefits come into greater focus. More and more home office stores and furniture retailers are carrying standing desk options as consumer demand continues to rise.
If you're in the market for a new standing desk, we recommend going to a store to check out a few in person. Stand at the desk for several minutes and place your hands as you would when using your equipment or typing on a keyboard. Doing this helps ensure that the pieces of the standing desk are at the right height and angle for your unique body. It has been said that an adjustable standing desk, that's even better.
Schedule an Appointment at ChiroCare of Florida Today
Whether you're struggling with chronic back pain, frequent headaches, poor posture, muscle pain, or another issue that's affecting your quality of life, our doctors are here to help. With 10 convenient offices throughout South Florida, extended evening hours, and weekend appointments available, we make it easy to seek the chiropractic care you need.
We have a variety of treatment options to help address pain and discomfort, ranging from traditional chiropractic adjustments to electrical stimulation, massage therapy to acupuncture, and laser treatment to ultrasound therapy.
Find a ChiroCare of Florida office near you today and give us a call. We'll be happy to schedule your next full body adjustment or initial consultation. Or, call (877) 388-2165 anytime Monday through Friday from 9am until 6pm.