Improve Your Back and Neck Health with a Standing Desk

Sometimes, improving your back and neck health is as simple as making lifestyle changes. And for many people, that means taking a close look at how they treat their body throughout the day.

For example, if you work an office job, you may find yourself sitting at a desk for hours on end. Even if you feel comfortable, all that sitting could be taking a toll on your body.

Here are some of the benefits of using a standing desk:

•    No more hunching over: The longer you sit, the more likely it is that you’ll begin to hunch over your desk, such as when you’re typing. But when you’re standing, you don’t have to concern yourself with this.
•    No more crossing your legs: It’s common to cross your legs when sitting for an extended period. Over time, this can cause lower back issues, which leads to more bad habits that can affect your health.
•    Easier to maintain proper posture: This is more challenging when sitting at a desk. While standing, all you have to do is remember to keep your shoulders back and your head level.

If you’ve never used a standing desk, give it a try in the near future. It could be just what you need to improve your back and neck health.

Virginia Spine Specialists is an award-winning, minimally invasive spinal care practice with locations in Fredericksburg, VA and Manassas, VA. We also serve these Northern and Central Virginia locations: Haymarket, Gainesville, Culpepper, Front Royal, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Colonial Beach, Tappahannock and Lake Anna.