Many of you now realize the poor effects that sitting at a desk has on your body. It’s a good thing that there are many options now available. Unfortunately, some of them (like a stand-up desk or treadmill desk) are quite expensive…not to mention dangerous for folks like me shouldn’t multitask to that degree.
I have posted previously on how the psoas muscle is shortened while seated and how it is important to stand up whenever possible in order to prevent it from locking short and creating back pain. Here is an easy option for those of you spending too much time in front of a screen.
Kneeling is an option to open the hip joint and still work at your computer. Now I’m sure I am not the only person who has taken over the dining room table as their home office but you can do this at most desks as well. I use a box to raise my laptop when I use the BOSU to kneel on, but you may also kneel on a folded blanket or towel to pad your knees.
This is VERY different for your body so it is best to start this in short bouts, around 15-20 minutes at a time. Eventually, your body will get used to the change and you can use it as long as your knees can tolerate it. I am also a big fan of using a fit ball as a chair to incorporate some pelvic motion throughout your day.
Feel free to share your creative options for getting your computer work done!