Like lots of people you may think slouching and bad posture is harmless. After all if you look into a sea of cubicles there are always a lot of employees hunched forward typing furiously while seated at their office desks. Unfortunately bad posture reaps long-term negative effects just like sitting for long periods of time can impact your physical well-being.

Here are some of the long-term effects of bad posture:

1. Improper digestion

2. Osteoarthritis

3. Blood vessel constriction

4. Varicose veins

5. Joint stiffness and pain

6. Deepens depression

7. Fatigue

8. Diminished breathing

9. Back pain

10. Lowers life expectancy

Yikes those are some pretty serious problems but the good news is you can do something about it--and UpDesk can help.

Most people slouch while they are sitting; it just comes naturally. And when do most people sit? While sitting at their computer desk and in their office chair. We don't just promote UpDesk because we love the company; we deeply believe in the values and mission behind the standing desk.

Using a stand up desk will help you with your posture because you're standing instead of sitting. Plus when you move around at your desk (using these songs to get you standing...and maybe even dancing) your shoulders will automatically straighten. Have you ever seen someone hunched over on the dance floor? We didn't think so. Just by standing moving and not sitting around your body will be reminded to stand up straighter and negate some of those scary effects of bad posture.

So stand up straight. Get moving. And experience the positive effects UpDesk can offer.

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