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9 to 5 Back Pain? The Standing Solution to Back Pain

If you’re sitting at a desk the majority of your day, chances are you’ve experienced occasional, but more likely frequent, lower back pain. Sitting all day s proven to put strain on your back in ways standing doesn’t. Check out this infographic to find out why you should give your back a hand and get standing […]
 
 
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Why Sit When You Can Stand?: The Overall Benefits of Standing Desks

What is one thing you love about working in your office? How about one thing you hate? If you answered sitting all day at your computer for the second question, we feel you. Studies show that too much sitting can have adverse affects on your overall health. That back pain, the aches you feel when […]
 
 
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Lowering BMI with Standing Desks

It’s no news that sitting is bad for you. Adults and children alike can produce some long-term issues from sitting all day, every day. While many adults have already made the switch to standing, the good news is you don’t have to wait until your first 9-5 job to create a healthier lifestyle. A recent […]
 
 
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Guest Blog: Meet Dane Rauschenberg

Dane Rauschenberg, marathoner extraordinaire, is guest blogging with VARIDESK. Dane is an extreme runner, speaker and author and is world-renowned for completing 52 marathons in 52 weeks. His first book, See Dane Run, was a hit for both runners and non-runners alike. He believes that fitness shouldn’t just be viewed as a chore that keeps […]
 
 
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Standing Desks Relieve Back Pain and Boost Productivity

In a report published by the Cornell University Human Factors and Ergonomics Research Laboratory, several studies involving the use of height-adjustable standing desks in various office settings were analyzed. The purpose was to find any correlation in the results of the studies and to determine what work environment benefits could be inferred from their findings. […]
 
 
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3 Simple Ways to Relieve Back Pain

Back pain is one of the most common health complaints in the United States. In fact, as much as 80% of the adult population report experiencing at least some degree of back pain, and it is the second most common reason for visits to doctors’ offices[i]. But fear not – there are simpler and more […]
 
 
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Posture: 10 Tips to Ensure You Sit (and Stand) Up Straight

This post was provided by Dr. Mark Barnes of BackJoy.   It’s becoming increasingly apparent that sitting for long periods of time is bad for your health. However, we must realize that prolonged standing comes with its own set of health implications. It’s important to alternate between sitting and standing throughout the day, all the […]
 
 
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Tips for Sticking With Your New Year’s Resolutions

Choose realistic goals If you haven’t run more than mile in the last six months, you might reconsider your resolution to run a marathon and start with a 5K instead. It’s a much less daunting commitment since you won’t need a trainer, and the training schedule is much less intense. Find one that benefits a […]
 
 
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Stand Up Australia – What You Need to Know

60 Minutes Australia: Stand Up Australia In this recent 60 Minutes Australia program, Michael Usher takes us from Melbourne, to D.C., to Silicon Valley and back following people affected by something we often do for more hours a day than we spend sleeping: sitting. According to research revealed in the program, we spend about 9.4 hours per day […]
 
 
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National Yoga Month: Pigeon Pose

Relieve tension and stress by trying the pigeon pose at your desk. Begin by sitting tall in your chair. Place your left foot firmly on the floor. Cross your right ankle above your left knee, flexing the right foot. Place the left hand on the right ankle and the right hand on the right knee. […]
 
 
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National Yoga Month: Down Dog at the Desk

Hi everyone! Sue Schultze here. In honor of National Yoga Month, I’m going to give you a series of yoga stretches you can perform at your desk. Sitting is harmful for our health, leading and contributing to a highly sedentary lifestyle (this has been shown to lead to shorter life spans). Take time to notice […]
 
 
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Working from Home: Six Simple Tips to Boost Productivity

Create a dedicated work space Getting out of bed in the morning is a struggle for most, but those of us who have the ability to work from home may be tempted to grab the laptop and crawl back under the covers. This sounds like a dream, but it is not a good idea. You can condition […]
 
 
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Creating an Active Office

Our last post mentioned the idea of an active workplace. Active, healthy employees are happier, more efficient, and a lower cost to your company.  Getting fit as a team will increase camaraderie and is great for keeping members accountable. Wondering where to get started? Have your team do periodic exercises together throughout the day. There are […]
 
 
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Article Roundup – Fitness Edition: stand up desk exercises, foam rollers and zombies!

Our article roundup this week focuses on fitness. It might make you feel better to read this while jogging in place … or at least while using your stand up desk. If you love MyFitnessPal or can’t live without your FitBit, you might be interested in this story from NPR. Fitness apps and self-monitoring devices […]
 
 
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Why You Should Be Using an Anti-Fatigue Mat at your Standing Desk

Standing desk users usually name anti-fatigue mats as their #1 must-have accessory – not a luxury, a necessity!  If you’re standing for several hours a day (especially on a hard floor), using a mat is the best way to protect your body from common ailments like “ouch my back” and “oh, my aching feet!” . […]
 
 
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A Standing Desk + A Healthy Diet = A Happier You

It’s only right that a healthy person such as yourself – with your standing desk and your active lifestyle – should eat a healthy diet as well, right? The problem for most of us is that diet advice is often contradictory and confusing (are eggs good for us or bad for us this week?)  I’m […]
 
 
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Gamers who spend hours playing can benefit from using adjustable height desks.

Hey Gamers – Adjustable Height Desks aren’t Just for Work Don’t lie – If you’re a gamer and you’re at work right now – you’re counting the minutes until you can get home and get playing. I mean, that final battle isn’t going to fight itself, amirite? (Or whatever game you’re into) The average gamer […]
 
 
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How to Sit Properly Between Sessions of Standing at Your Varidesk

While we pride ourselves in being able to change the way you work with the Varidesk, we know that there are times when you will have to sit. And in our move towards healthy living, we believe it’s vital that you’re able to sit properly and with good posture. This not only improves the condition […]
 
 
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Healthy Living Behind Your Desk – Exercises for the Office Worker

The Desk Jockey habits of office life are seemingly unavoidable. With most of us working 8-9 hours a day, sitting at a desk in front of a computer or paperwork, we’re forced into long period of stillness. These habits can negatively affect our body’s health, as we absent-mindedly snack while we work or fail to […]
 
 
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You Can Run, But You Can’t Hide from Sitting Disease

If you’re a runner, congratulations – you have a lot more discipline than me and you’re probably in great shape. So, no need to worry about sitting disease, right? Not so fast there, marathon man. Even though we’ve talked about this subject a lot on our blog, it’s pretty cool to see a bastion of […]