Stand Up For Your Health at Work

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There is still buzz about standing or sitting with work. That conversation with your colleagues may have begun with your employer. This is good! Ask where they get their health data. The internet is full of health and wellness recommendations. Is the information from a credible healthcare professional?   Beware when it comes to health advice.

Work isn’t a foreign concept. It’s just that our bodies are not designed to stay in one position for a long period of time. This applies to sleep, too. Historians have proven the recommended 8 hours isn’t what our bodies naturally need. It was a forced decision as documented in 1829 to sleep in one shift, not two.

So who do you follow when it comes to health and wellness? First, listen to your body. Recognize an ache from sitting? Stand up! That message comes from a place beyond your thought. Skin, muscle, veins, organs, and bones are triggering those thoughts.

Secondly, skip the name-calling. Bullies are their own greatest critics. Self-diagnosing or judging your body’s performance is ignorance. Recognize it’s created to be resilient.

Lastly, check your facts. We enjoy reading others opinions and stories on the internet. However, when it comes to your body, that’s your business. Be a skeptic when listening to someone’s do’s and don’ts.

DESIGN^body position | adjusting tables to sit, stand, write, sketch. Super Strehler – 1stdibs

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