Our Ergonomic Pros Highlight 5 Exercises To Try With Your Sit-Stand Desk
Adjustable standing desks have become very popular in workplaces across the country, as more businesses realize the value of deploying cost-effective ergonomic solutions. If you are considering buying a stand-up desk, it’s important to do your research and properly prepare for the best ways to incorporate this exciting new furniture into your company culture. It can prove beneficial to provide a few engaging ways to keep the blood flowing, and Applied Ergonomics is here to help!
Our company specializes in ergonomic solutions such as our sit-stand desks in Chicago, and we’re happy to help businesses across the country. Today, we’ll highlight five simple exercises that can help to keep your team engaged and moving.
Engaging your core can provide serious health benefits, and can be done in a sitting or standing position. Keeping your back straight, cross your hands over your chest and begin to squeeze your abs to engage them. Once this is done, curl your chest downward until your elbows reach the surface of your desk. Push on this surface for a few seconds, release, and repeat.
While not normally feasible with a standard desk, leg extensions can certainly be performed in coordination with our ergonomic furniture. Simply raise your desk to an acceptable height, sit in your chair, and extend your leg upward and hold it in line with your hip level for as long as you can. Switch to the other leg, and repeat the process as desired.
As we mentioned in our last blog post, calf raises are a simple and easy way to promote employee engagement. This exercise can be done as you work at your sit-stand desk, only requiring you to raise your heels a few inches off of the ground. Once you reach a comfortable height, be sure to hold that position for a few seconds, then release. It can help to point your toes inward and outward on varying sets. Best of all, you can rely on your standing desk for balance.
Extend your adjustable desk to a standing position, then engage your core to bring one of your knees upward into a 90-degree angle. Alternate legs to provide a wide range of aerobic motion that helps to get your legs moving and strengthen your core muscles.
Desk Push Ups
Utilizing your core for pushups is a proven method of building health, but it can prove impractical or unsanitary to use the office floor for such efforts. Instead of placing your hands on the floor, place them on the edge of the desk and go through the motions of a traditional push up. As long as your desk allows for the proper weight distribution, feel free to raise and lower your sit-stand desk to find the right level of resistance.
Try Our Adjustable Desks Today
Applied Ergonomics is here to provide a holistic approach to ergonomic furniture, and our solutions ensure that your team is optimally set for a happy, healthy work week. Browse our online inventory to find the right sit-stand desks for your business, and be sure to contact us to see how we can outfit your building for success!