VARIDESK Health Benefits
Articles on the health benefits of using a VARIDESK to change your working habits.
Standing up more during your working day will improve the way you work and is a positive healthy habit.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]