Have you ever wondered whether the “standing desk movement” has any long-term benefits? Dr. Grace Walker, physical and occupational therapist, has reviewed research from the University of Iowa regarding the new trend.
The study was conducted on subjects who worked eight-hour work days over a period of six months. The benefits of a standing desk are…
- Burn an average of 87 calories per day
- Walked an additional six minutes each day
- 32% of subjects reported reduced back pain
- Overall decrease in risk factors attributed to sedentary lifestyle (blood pressure, weight, lean mass, BMI)
Are you curious which standing desk is best for you? The cost of a new desk can be daunting. If you want to give the standing desk craze a try without breaking the bank, the Oristand might be the ticket. The Oristand is a heavy-duty, uncoated cardboard desk. It can support 60 pounds of weight, and it weighs only two pounds. The Oristand is also collapsible, and can easily be stored when not in use. MSRP is $29. We are not financially affiliated with Oristand, however if you would like more information, visit their website.
If you find you do like the standing position, there are endless options of standing and sit-stand convertible desks in all different designs.
At Walker Physical Therapy and Pain Center, we provide personalized therapy programs for each patient. Our staff works with every patient to build a therapy programs tailored to their goals. Call Walker Physical Therapy & Pain Center to schedule an appointment with an expert physical therapist!
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