Sitting and Standing at Work

16 09 2011

I read an interesting article about sitting and standing at work on
Cornell University Ergonomics Web
. Essentially it says:

Sit to do computer work. Stand up and move for several minutes every 20-30 minutes.

Here is the bottom line:

„Sit to do computer work. Sit using a height-adjustable, downward titling keyboard tray for the best work posture, then every 20 minutes stand for 2 minutes AND MOVE. The absolute time isn’t critical but about every 20-30 minutes take a posture break and move for a couple of minutes. Simply standing is insufficient. Movement is important to get blood circulation through the muscles. Research shows that you don’t need to do vigorous exercise (e.g. jumping jacks) to get the benefits, just walking around is sufficient. So build in a pattern of creating greater movement variety in the workplace (e.g. walk to a printer, water fountain, stand for a meeting, take the stairs, walk around the floor, park a bit further away from the building each day).“

Read the complete article at CUErgo.

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