To sit? To stand? Should I use an arm rest? Should I sit against my back rest? If you are spending more than a few hours a day sitting in a car, desk, or on your couch it’s crucial to your health, physicality, and well being to be doing it in good alignment!
The research shows alternating between a sitting and standing desk improves lifespan, burns more calories and boosts metabolism, decreases your risk for a variety of diseases, may improve focus, may improve posture, and decrease common aches and pains associated with sitting. Even better, treadmill desks also improve such physiological measurements such as our HDL cholesterol, our body fat/body weight, and postprandial glucose (our body’s response to consuming carbohydrates).
On March 10th I am presenting a one hour workshop at the YWCA Health and Fitness Centre on Ergonomics for the Workplace. Aligning your workstation and your body properly, and also knowing how often and how to stay moving throughout the day can not only decrease neck and back pain, but also improve your productivity, energy levels, and focus!
We will cover how to sit properly, if you should stand at a standing desk and how to do it properly, as well as the value of alternative desks like treadmill desks.
Conditions such as carpal tunnel, tendonitis, hand pain and numbness, as well as wrist pain and tension can all be related to your workstation set up!
Join me in this talk to clear up any questions you may have about posture, how to sit properly, how to stand at a standing desk, and most important- what you can do during the day to stay mobile to feel your best.
Giving yourself the knowledge of proper workplace ergonomics, and how to improve your posture will put you on the right track to decreasing many common ailments like neck pain, back pain, and headaches!
The talk is from 1215-115 pm and is free for members, $10 for non members. YWCA Health + Fitness