There is a lot of talk about standing desks recently. Many clients have asked me should I sit or stand if I have the choice. I believe where you can, do both. When a standing desk has been installed it should be measured specifically for your height and specific to you. Depending on the style some can be adjusted as and when you need to stand. If you don’t have a standing desk and it’s not an option get up and take regular breaks. Not always possible I know ,but where you can get up and walk to the printer, go and speak to that colleague (instead of e mailing), go for a 5-10 minute walk on your lunch. Peel the phone away from your ear and take the steps.
When you are sitting, your arms should be resting parallel to the floor, your legs should be in the same position and your feet should still be flat. Your back should be against the chair, and your shoulders should be back (but not lifted or hunched). If a headpiece is possible for your phone use that as it will save you wedging the phone between your shoulder and ear.
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