Sit/Stand workstations and adjustable height desks are hot right now. For years experts have been telling us that we sit too long at work and we need to get up and move around during our workday and sit/stand desks are seemingly the perfect solution to that problem.
But standing too long can cause problems of its own. You may experience fatigue, neck and shoulder soreness or stiffness, varicose veins, sore feet or joint pain. I have back problems and I can't stand in one place too long or walk for too long without sitting down to rest my back. I do like to stand up at my desk every once in a while although I don't have a sit/stand to work at. (I just rest my knee on my chair while I type.)
Victor Technology has come up with a product that it says can eliminate all those problems and provide you with the much needed reprieve from sedentary work. It's called Steppie and it's a balance board that provides a gentle rocking motion while you stand.
(Kinda reminds me of the WiiFit board - but it doesn't come with any games......) Victor says this provides a fun and healthy way to stand at work by engaging the stabilizing muscles of your back, core, hips, legs and ankles while also improving posture, balance, focus and attention. Take a peek at this short video:
Steppie is a healthy alternative to anti-fatigue mats and is a perfect accessory to the Victor High Rise collection that I reviewed last year. You can read that review here. I'd be game to try this if I had a sit/stand desk - I actually think it would be fun. If any of you try this out, please post a comment and let us all know what you think!