Chiropractors regularly consult with individuals who lead sedentary lifestyles, largely due to long periods of sitting at work. It should be no surprise then that these individuals experience high rates of neck pain, shoulder discomfort, headaches and postural stress due to sitting behind a computer. It also should be no surprise that these individuals seek the attention of Chiropractors given the fantastic results that we achieve with musculoskeletal issues like these and many more.
Research has shown us the negative effects of sitting on health and wellbeing (i.e “sitting is the new smoking”). From a Chiropractic perspective, we’re regularly asked questions regarding the pro’s and con’s of getting a standing desk. When examining the potential health risks linked to prolonged periods of sitting, office workers are often regarded as a high risk group. In combination with this, as awareness improves about sedentary lifestyles, the importance of movement and posture the use of a standing desk has been thrown into the spotlight.
Why Should You Consider Discussing A Standing Desk With Your Employer?
- Are you suffering chronic musculoskeletal pain?
- Are you suffering persistent poor posture?
- Do you find it difficult to have rest breaks from your work station?
- Do you spend more then 8 hours a day sitting?
- Do you suffer from high blood pressure? (sitting has been demonstrated to increase blood pressure and therefore lead to heart disease)
What To Do Now?
You now have a standing desk in your workplace, great! Standing desks, or sit-stand workstations are a growing in rapid popularity. They inject incidental movement into your daily routine, assist with weight loss, promote health and reduce postural stress. If you would like further information about standing desks, ergonomic workplace assessments or would like your Chiropractor to discuss these options with your employer feel free to chat with us during your next consultation or call today via 1300-003-777.