WHY STANDING DESKS ARE SO IMPORTANT TO US.
In 2014, I was personally suffering from recurring and debilitating back injuries. At one point, the problem became so bad I had to stay home and recover for nearly 2 weeks. I've always been a fitness guy, so along with the ongoing pain, I was struggling to maintain my fitness regimen. It doesn't sound like much, but I found the effects of missing workouts extended beyond just strength and endurance - it ultimately effected the way I worked. When I wasn't keeping active, my mood and focus suffered... and my productivity followed.
The change that finally reversed the trend came when I convinced my boss to purchase a standing desk converter for my office, and it wasn't long before my normal function began to come back. After reading more about the effects of sitting, and discussing the subject at length with my chiropractor, I learned that sitting was the primary reason for my back issues.
To put it in the simplest terms, extensive sitting (in the car and at my desk) was causing my hip muscles and hamstrings to shorten. That may sound fairly harmless, but when I would stand up and move, my tight hips and hamstrings would pull my pelvis and spine out of alignment, which would in turn compress my vertebrae and discs - and ultimately pinch the nerves in my spine. The body has an unbelievable knack for adapting to it's environment, and that's exactly what it was doing... adapting to sitting as my normal position. Bad news!
Thanks to the standing desk, I was able to sit less and stand more, which helped my body to reset back to normal, and remove the stiffness from my hips and hamstrings - which were pulling my back out of alignment. As an added benefit, the increased movement helped to keep my joints and vertebrae properly loose and lubricated. Before long, I felt like my old self again. I even found that some of my other lingering issues (including a nagging wrist injury) began to subside, as my spine fell into proper alignment.
(rudimentary drawing of the cause of back pain)
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