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.)
Balance boards can eliminate all those problems and provide you with the much needed reprieve from sedentary work. They provide a gentle rocking motion while you stand and engage the stabilizing muscles of your back, core, hips, legs and ankles while also improving posture, balance, focus and attention. We offer boards from a variety of manufacturers:
This one is called Steppie and it's made by Victor Technologies.
(Kinda reminds me of the WiiFit board - but it doesn't come with any games......)
and the Safco Kick Balance Board.
These boards are a healthy alternative to anti-fatigue mats and are a perfect accessory to a sit/stand workstation. I'd be game to try one if I had a sit/stand desk - I actually think it would be fun. If any of you have one of these, please post a comment and let us all know what you think!