Improve Your Posture At Work And Become a Badass

June 21, 2017

Here’s how to make your self an absolute bad ass at work.

Create a workstation that helps you move better and into an adjustable cockpit ready to hustle. Simple.

“Users of stand-capable desks were ∼45% more productive on a daily basis compared to their seated counterparts.”

-Gregory Garret, Call Center Productivity Over 6 Months Following a Standing Desk Intervention

Stand Up To Fire Up Your Muscular System

Physically, you will engage more motor units while standing, this means that beau signals will be sent via your nervous system to operate your body, which in turn fires up the muscular system. If you're muscles palpate your lymphatic system which is a network of tissues and organs that help rid the body of toxins, waste and other unwanted materials. The primary function of the lymphatic system is to transport lymph, a fluid containing infection-fighting white blood cells, throughout the body. The muscles in your lower body use the most energy compared to upper body, due to the large mass of tissue, but if you don't use it you'll keep the energy and lose strength. Standing also will help muscles create a natural pump as they constrict and relax to help you balance on your feet, so just by standing you can improve so many aspects to your health.

What's the best technique for standing ?

Yes, there is a technique to standing, by doing these tips trying these teaching points, you'll engage muscles, reduce imbalances and feel better.

• Stand with feet hip width apart

• Toes pointing forward, enough to feel comfortable

• Soften at the knees to engage muscles in upper leg and to let the pelvis sit in a comfortable position

• Relax your shoulders, and keep your chin parallel to the floor

• Its good to move a little to help that muscular pump to promote blood flow so let your body move a bit too

Now you should feel like your back isn’t in tension as apposed to when you have locked knees you will usually make your pelvis go into anterior tilt and your lower back, specifically your erector spinae would over compensate for the lower abdominals.

How much is the right amount of standing?

As with any increased activity, you should try to progress over a period of time.  Start with a ratio of 1:4 meaning for every minute you spend standing you spend four minutes sitting, you could try 15 minutes out of each hour. After a few weeks increase the standing time. You will feel a little more tired after the day of work initially, but your body will adapt to the added stimulus. You’ll start to notice when your muscles need a rest and should sit down when your body try to either overcompensate on one side or when you begin to lock out your knees.

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