We obviously mean this in two ways - one, literally standing up often at work, because it’s good for you, and two, having the courage to stand up for yourself in any and every way really, because you know you’re self-worth.
Why? Because you’re SUPERCHARGED®.
WHAT’S THE RESEARCH?
Standing at work instead of sitting allows you to burn more calories, 174 per day to be exact. There are a also several other horrific reasons why we should all be standing and moving all day at work. According to Harvard Health, sitting too much increases your risk of all these horrible things:
At the same time, standing too much can also have negative effects on your health over time. So don’t sit all day, and don’t stand all day. Strike a balance and your health will improve.
While standing at work may not be the only answer, it’s definitely a step up in the right direction though, because it means you’re moving. Moving and grooving is always good.
DIY STANDING DESK HACK
Standing desks can be very, very expensive since they’re all the rage now. Thing is, not every company is willing to foot the bill for a desk that can cost thousands of dollars.
Apartment therapy came up with a few great desk hacks. You just have to tap into your inner-hero and get a little crafty!
Here’s one. Ever heard of books? (They’re those papery things that existed before tablets.) Grab a big stack of those and set your keyboard or monitor on them like so:
What are some other office DIY health hacks? Let us know in the comment below.