With many of us still working from home it's time to make adjustments to the equipment that we have available at home rather than continuing to make do. For some this may be working from the couch, at the counter or from the dining table. There have been a number of different products for all budgets that have been developed to help you create an Active Office at home be it large or small. An Active Office is beneficial in helping you battle fatigue, improve focus and maintain energy levels throughout the day.
Studies show that if you take a break from sitting every 30 minutes you can reduce your risk of developing obesity and contributing factors to metabolic syndrome. Prolonged sitting can increase the risk of death from cancer and cardiovascular disease. The Vari Electric Standing Desks, Vari Desktop Converters or the Vari Portable Laptop Stand provide the versatility that you need to change your work set up and allow you to easily change your position throughout the day. Our Active Office Board, Soft Board Beginner or the Vari Standing Mats are a good complement to standing as they can assist in improving posture, strengthening stabilizers, and improve balance. Additionally, they can provide cushioning to help off load the back, knees and ankles.
If you are limited in space or do not wish to change your work surface a Ball Chair, Vari Active Seat or CoreChair could be great options if looking for ways to incorporate active sitting into your work day. Portable active sitting alternatives include the ProActive Sit Disc, the FitBall Seating Disc, the ThearGear Ergo Sit seat cushion or the BackJoy. The portable options are great as they can be used on the go, at home or in the office to help assist with posture and improved sitting balance.
There are a number of different ways to incorporate activity into your every day. Some of these could include walking while you are on a call, setting a timer every 30 minutes to remind you to get up and walk around, using a balance board or the Active Office Board on a more challenging setting to improve standing balance, or by taking short breaks to perform lunges, push-ups, squats, heel raises or glute bridges. This can be a way to ensure that you get more than the minimum recommended 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity a week. By adding small increments of activity throughout your day, you can not only improve your overall health, but also finish your workday with the energy needed to tackle other aspects of your life.