Standing Desk Tweaks for Long Term Success

Here is a great article from Fast Company about Standing Desk Tweaks.  They cover everything from Health to Work Sanity

Fast Company – The work you do and the office culture in which you do it are extremely important. But so too is the actual surface you work on. Here’s how thinking about your desk, its immediate environs, and your relationship to your workspace can help you become more creative.

Our focus at Best Standing Desks has typically been on the health benefits of standing, but this article makes a great point about becoming more creative and productive.   (deadly combo by the way)

Rae makes a lot of great points, but here is my favorite:

FOR BEST RESULTS, WALK AWAY FROM THE DESK – Solving really big problems sometimes require drastic measures. While hammering an idea out of your head can occasionally seem tempting, there’s consensus that stepping away from the desk is the way to break loose mental logjams.

Just walk away.  Get away from your desk and collect your thoughts.  How powerful is that?   You can find a ton of different things to take your mind off your current project.  My favorite to to grab a drink of water and take a walk.   Water is great for your health and the walk will ease your mind.  Even better…..  Grab a walk with a co-worker and talk through some of the issues that you’re facing.  Maybe you be able to glean a different approach to your problem, or at the very least, vent about your frustrations and get them off your chest.  (even if it is temporary)

Rae sums of the article with the best last resort:

Of course, if coffee, fresh air, and exercise fail to produce a genius solution to a creative conundrum, there’s always the bar.

Regardless of your standing desk situation, you need to check out this article. It’s phenomenal.  As always, get creative, check out the Diet Coke of Standing Desks…….  Awesome!

Standing Desk with Soda Cans

Why you should bring a Balance Ball to the office

I know you’re going to ask, Why you should bring a Balance Ball to the office?  Here’s why…… It provides a great seat while you are doing mundane tasks.  Sitting on a ball requires your to constantly balance yourself and work your core muscles with out much exertion or office embarrassment.  (such as push ups while you make cold calls)

Balance Ball for the officeWho it can help:

  • Yoga beginners. Moving in to poses with the ball’s support builds self-confidence and can aid your muscular tissues as you boost your yoga program.
  • Folks recovering from injuries. Some injuries produce muscle weaknesses that make it tough or uncomfortable to do yoga postures such as backbends or Warrior poses. A ball could ease you into a pose comfortably and with much less danger for re-injury.
  • Standing Desk Users.  You’ve already made the commitment to be healthy at the office, why not take the next step!

Best Balance Ball Exercise at Work — Hint:Work Those Abdomens!

You could be shocked to learn that even more essential to your core stability other than a collection of six-pack abs are small muscles that run along the spinal column and support the your body’s joints.  What really boosts overall physical body health and fitness is the toughness of these little muscles. They’re the ones that keep you from dropping, wrenching a disk in your back, or spraining your ankle when you slide on some ice.

Balance Ball – Tall Pushups for Pecs, shoulders, triceps muscles, and abs.

The best way to do it: Put your knees on the ball and your hands level on the floor (your whole physical body ought to be parallel to the floor). Look down at the flooring and lower your face to within a couple of inches of it, then push back around the beginning position.Balance Ball office push up

Core Training while working: The balance ball rolls around quickly, so core toughness and equilibrium are required to keep it still. The obstacle of keeping the ball still makes the ball a superb tool to teach stability and rehabilitation. The simplest movement can become a huge challenge when you do it on the ball. Making use of a ball can offer your day job a bit of additional variety, while keeping your fit and exercising.

Extra Balance Ball Tip, blowing up and starting to use a balance ball:.

  • Prior to inflating, use a yard stick or measuring tape to mark the size of your ball in centimeters (55, 65 or 75) on a wall or floor.
  • Blow up the ball as much as feasible, without over pumping up.
  • With usage, the ball will certainly stretch a bit and can be inflated again.
  • Add more air if necessary, balance balls tend to deflate over time.  Never pump up the ball larger than the centimeters in diameter suggested on the box.

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