We know by now that standing while working helps alleviate back pain and keeps you active, but it can also surface other discomforts. Luckily, there are ways to make your experience more enjoyable to prevent you from tiring quickly and to help you get more things done.
In this Article we’ll talk about 5 Sit to Stand Desk Accessories which works in tandem with your desk.
1. Anti Fatigue Mat
If you own a sit-to-stand desk or stand in one position for a certain period, you’ll soon find that the soles of your feet become uncomfortable and painful. Standing all day is tough and the hard floor also does not make matters better.
Therefore, I highly recommend investing in the Anti Fatigue Mat which is a floor mat that takes pressure off of your feet, knees, and back, as opposed to when standing on a hard surface. It offers long-lasting support; letting you stand longer and stronger.
The great thing about these mats is that you can use them even if you do not own a standing desk. They are versatile and offer you support from different settings where you have to stand for a long time. Whether it be from cooking family meals in the kitchen or working on a project with a team, the floor mats got your back!
The ActiveMat Rocker has a rocker cradle foot rest that lets you prop up your feet and move them back and forth to help stimulate circulation and relieve stress. It also gives you the freedom to explore a range of stances. The best part is that it also works even when you sit down. The rocker provides a nice little activity work out to help you burn calories.
The topo by Egodriven is a more cost effective option. The mat has many grooves to help you stand comfortably for longer periods and the terrain drives subconscious movement for maximum comfort.
The Skymat is Amazon’s choice and the least expensive that also does the job well.
2. Sit to Stand Desk Chair
Another accessory that complements your desk is the standing desk chair. You are probably wondering, ‘Chairs again? But I thought the point of the standing desk is to prevent you from sitting!’ Well, not entirely. The goal of the standing desk is to not sit for too long. Therefore, taking a break from standing from time to time is actually recommended.
Varidesk makes the list yet again for the top standing desk chairs. They are a very popular brand with quality products.This bad boy comes fully assembled and it has a low profile back to help posture
It has a unique design with a non-slip, curved base feature that offers a wide range of motion. It may look short in the picture but at its highest point. The stool can fully extend to have someone at six feet to a complete standing height.
3. Foam Roller
Another great accessory for your standing desk is a great foam roller. A good Foam roller provides a lot of health benefits. It will not only provide a great self-massage, but it can give you a good stretch. It reduces pressure points and prevents injuries. Other benefits of a foam roller is that it reduces stress, improves one’s flexibility, provides better blood circulation, and helps with soreness after a workout.
It has nodules for a deeper massage and for targeting knots and tension areas.
Amazon’s choice the basics high density role.
4. Mini Elliptical Trainer
You can never go wrong with a good Mini Elliptical Trainer. It is good even if you still have a regular chair. Simply place it underneath your desk and you can immediately start with burning some calories while working.
Store easily under a desk when not in use.
5. Step stool
Last, but not least, is the step stool. A step stool can add some variety when placing one foot on it, taking the pressure off of the parts of your feet that bear the majority of your weight. I prefer a good old foldable step stool because it is easy to store when not in use, it is inexpensive and it does the job.
Very easy to store in when not in use.
Each one of the 5 Sit to Stand Accessories comes with their own health benefits. Being in the office all day and working can add a lot of stress on oneself, therefore, I always aim at finding ways to take the edge off. These accessories helped me alleviate some of those stress. What are some of the ways that helps you relieve stress? Let me know in the comments below.