Get Healthier with an Adjustable Electric Standing Desk
Modern life can take a toll on the human body, perhaps more so if you don’t lead an active life. By the time you reach middle age, you probably have a number of minor aches and pains, and possible a significant physical ailment of some kind. The good news is that an adjustable electric standing desk can help relief a wide range of discomfort caused by these common pains. You will be surprised at just how much better you will feel with an adjustable electric standing desk that changes from a seated position to a standing position.
The most common problems an electric adjustable standing desk can help solve involve issues that you develop from sitting at a computer too long: a sore lower back, tight shoulders, neck ache, tight hips, and wrist problems. The last thing you want is back problems from sitting at a desk for too long, which is why standing can help fix them.
But other issues that you may have developed along the way also respond. For example, knee and lower back injuries from sports during your younger days usually manifest themselves as aches that are especially uncomfortable by the end of the day and as you get ready for bed. This is generally the same way a knee or hip behaves, if you had surgery in the past. Your body tends to react to injury and weakness in two ways: muscles around that area get tighter to compensate for the weakness, and tendons tighten to offer extra support.
Or even if your problem is relatively minor, such as exhaustion or tightness from exercising, an adjustable electric standing desk that lets you stand at work can help. When you work out hard, less worked muscles tend to step in and help compensate for tired muscles’ weakness for the rest of the next day or two. Sore muscles also get tight while recovering unless you stretch them regularly. Both of these conditions can lead to tight hamstrings, quads, shoulders, arms, and lower back. And all of that tightness makes you uncomfortable after sitting hunched over a desk all.
These are just some of the most common reasons people have knee, hip, back, shoulder, arm, wrist, and neck pain. But the reason the specific experience translates to a reduced range of motion and physical discomfort is usually a combination of tight muscles and tendons.
When you stand up, you naturally stretch your hip flexors and your hamstrings. You also tend to hold your torso more erect, assuming your keyboard is at the right height. Just the simple act of being on your feet instead of sitting for a few hours a day, getting that extra stretching instead of leaving tight muscles and tendons in the shortened position tends to have dramatic effects on your physical comfort in as little as one day. It’s a great reason to try a standing electric desk if you’re not feeling great.