Ease into it: If you're new to standing desks, it's important to ease into using it gradually. Start by standing for short periods, such as 20-30 minutes at a time, and gradually increase the time you spend standing over several weeks.
Adjust the height: The key to using an electric standing desk effectively is to adjust the height to suit your needs. The desk should be adjusted so that your elbows are at a 90-degree angle and your wrists are straight when you're typing.
Wear comfortable shoes: When standing at your desk, it's important to wear comfortable shoes that provide good support. Avoid wearing high heels or shoes with a narrow toe box, as these can cause foot and ankle pain.
Take breaks: Even when using an electric standing desk, it's important to take regular breaks throughout the day. Get up and move around for a few minutes every hour to help improve circulation and reduce muscle fatigue.
Incorporate movement: Standing in one place for long periods can be just as bad for your health as sitting all day. Incorporate movement into your day by doing simple exercises such as calf raises, squats, or stretches.
Use a floor mat: Standing on a hard floor for extended periods can cause discomfort and fatigue. Invest in a good quality floor mat to provide cushioning and support for your feet and legs.
Stay hydrated: When standing, you may find that you need to drink more water than usual to stay hydrated. Keep a water bottle nearby and drink regularly throughout the day.
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