Research has shown that we all tend to be pretty sedentary. The average American sits an average of 13 hours a day and sleeps an average of 8 hours resulting in a sedentary lifestyle of 21 hours a day. That’s a broad generalization, of course, but in talking to our furniture customers, we’re definitely seeing an uptick in interest in healthier work options like sit-to-stand desks.
If you are one of those people looking to increase your well-being, our partners at Humanscale put together five simple exercises you can incorporate into your workday to limit the side effects of too much sitting. Here’s a sample:
focus on your posture! Maintaining perfect posture throughout the day can engage your core and prevent injury, aches and pains. Align your ears directly over your shoulders, position your monitor to encourage a natural downward gaze and sit with your chair unlocked, allowing for natural movement throughout the day.
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