Are you ready to adopt the stand up desk lifestyle and be on your way to less pain better health and a generally more awesome life? We thought so. Not only does standing at a height adjustable desk while you work help you see immediate benefits like burning caloriesand actively fight against 34 chronic diseases it truly does help you cultivate a more healthy lifestyle overall.
But although we're a little biased to the standing desk life we're also the first to admit that there are lots of other healthy habits you can get into to maximize the potential of your stand up desk. Here are five easy everyday actions that will have you enjoying a life of health and wealth in no time.
Eating healthy is not about diet trends cutting out everything or even studying up. It's not rocket science it's common sense. If it seems unhealthy it probably is. If it involves ingredients you can't pronounce - let alone define - it may not be a good idea. Fruits and veggies are always good. Moderation is key. You know the general rules of thumb and if you're reading this blog we already know you're a smart cookie and can make smart eating decisions. Follow your healthy eating instincts and you'll be on your way to a healthy life.
Pretty much everyone knows that sleeping is vital to a healthy life...and your general ability to not act like a crazy person. But believe it or not there's actually a right way and a wrong way to sleep. With sleep it's not always about quantity over quality - 10 hours of restless sleep are not nearly as helpful as 7 or 8 of a good deep rest. Simple actions like setting a regular bedtime and waking up at the same time every morning can make a huge difference in the quality of your rest and if you miss sleep consider taking a power nap during the day rather than trying to sleep-in and disturb your established sleep cycle. Just make sure it's not so long and deep that it makes insomnia even worse.
Run. Walk. Skip. Dance your little heart out. Do something active every day. You don't have to become a gym rat or run 5 miles everyday (unless you want to) - even simple things like a 30-minute walk on your lunch break or exercises and yoga at your UpDesk standing desk can make a difference.
Be BFFs With Your Doctor
Find a doctor you really like and don't skip those quarterly checkups. Although no one really loves visiting the doctor the truth is that it's WAY more helpful to see your doctor when you're feeling good than when you're feeling bad. Especially with a doctor that you know and trust those regular checkups can actually help prevent lots of problems and keep you feeling good before you're body even has the chance to feel bad.
For a company that promotes using a height adjustable desk this is kind of a no-brainer. But seriously standing desks truly are a great habit to get into - especially for those of us who spend most of our waking life at work. From keeping you focused to upping your creativity to encouraging overall office awesomeness switch to a stand up desk today and experience amazing benefits in every aspect of your life.
If you're ready to make the standing desk investment get in touch with UpDesk today!