Still Standing at Work in 2014

Jan 13th, 2014 by John Almodovar | 1 Comment So Far

John Standing at HealthyFeetStore.com
Don’t sit for too long in 2014.  In fact, do what the HealthyFeetStore.com staff is doing – stand at work and be more active in the office.

My standing quest started more than three years ago after I noticed numbness in my lower limbs and the lack of energy I felt throughout the day, plus, I was overweight and out of shape.  I knew that I needed to make a change in my life, which included my diet, exercise routine, and the time I spent at work since I was spending 8+ hours a day sitting in an office environment. After doing extensive research about the negative effects a sedentary lifestyle could cause, primarily because of sitting, I decided to make a change for the better by getting rid of my office chair and setting up a standing workstation.

It worked!  I lost over 70 pounds since I made the decision to change my lifestyle, which included standing at work.  I truly believe that by eating healthy, exercising, and sitting less, you can achieve positive health goals.  I’m also proud to say that because of my standing workstation, my fellow co-workers have also made the change and are now standing at work and feeling the positive effects.

Melissa Standing at HealthyFeetStore.com

 

I have been using my standing work station for about 6 months and the first and most significant change is that I no longer have lower back pain. The second change is that because I am moving more, I rarely feel cold during the day. Overall I am very happy with a standing workstation and will never go back to a regular sitting work station.

– Melissa, VP/Co-Owner

 

 

Rich Standing at HealthyFeetStore.com

 

I read some articles on standing work stations before I tried it. No problems. I stand on a well-cushioned industrial mat and try to wear compression socks. I don’t have the best posture so standing has made me more conscious and forces me to stand straighter.  With the screen raised higher I got a chair that is also higher.  It’s great for an occasional break but not that comfortable so I want to sit in it for long periods of time like a regular, cushioned office chair.

– Rich, CEO/Co-Owner

 

Isha Standing at HealthyFeetStore.com

 

 

I decided to try standing because my back was constantly hurting after sitting in the office 8 hours a day. The first week of working at my standing workstation my legs got tired easily and it was a bit of an adjustment. But now I feel great, and the best part is my back no longer hurts at the end of each work-day!

– Isha, Customer Service Manager

 

 

Chris Standing at HealthyFeetStore.com

 

 

Before I had my standing desk, I had been experiencing lower back pain from spending so much time sitting. Almost the first day that I had the standing desk, I stopped experiencing it and haven’t ever since.

– Chris, Bookkeeper

 

 

 

Jilna Standing at HealthyFeetStore.com

 

I really do enjoy standing (when I do actually stand)! I’ve noticed that I don’t have leg pain anymore, which I think was caused from sitting for long periods of time. When I wear my Brooks athletic shoes and my Fox River graduated compression socks, I can stand all day, with no complaints. Overall, my standing workstation experience has been AWESOME thus far!

– Jilna, Vendor Liaison

 

 

I highly recommend standing at work more often than sitting.  Remember, you can always try it and get a taller chair for occasional breaks.  Make sure you do some research and consult with a healthcare professional to see if it’s the right thing for you.  You can start by reading The Art of Standing, by Jenna Goldberg.

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I'm a multimedia production specialist and web editor for HealthyFeetStore.com. I write about foot care and footwear related subjects to promote health from the feet the up.

One Comment on “Still Standing at Work in 2014”


  1. Jenna Goldberg said:

    So proud of my coworkers!