Are you sitting at a computer more than 6-8 hours a day for work?
I have many clients who come once a week for bodywork in order to compensate for the effects that sitting at a desk is having on their bodies. These aren’t inactive people either. Most of them are exercising regularly when they aren’t sitting at a computer all day. Still, their bodies are suffering from the long term effects of sitting for such long stints of time each day.
It manifests as frozen shoulders, neck pain, chronic back pain, migraines, sciatica and major hip imbalances along with mental and emotional stress. I realized that unless people change the way they work, I can only help them temporarily.
So what is a more viable solution?
The idea of a standing desk is great, but standing all day is not that great for you either. It’s a drastic change from sitting and has it’s own implications. It’s more ideal to be able to sit and stand interchangeably. There are many automatic desks out there that allow you to sit and/or stand at the same desk with a remote control.
I started looking for a local company that provided such a solution and found Ergo Depot in Potrero Hill.
I took a client of mine who was a great candidate for a desk like this to Ergo Depot and they were incredibly helpful. She purchased one of the mobile desks (and one of their ergonomic chairs) and has since had significant improvements to her back and hip problems.
Check out this video and start thinking progressively about investing in changing the way you work for a more healthy lifestyle.
I will have a sample desk from Ergo Depot in my studio for you to test drive starting next week.