Do you want to burn more calories at work, get work done faster and improve your posture? Maybe instead of a walking treadmill, all you really need is a standing desk balance board.
These specially-designed devices look like skateboard-sized wobble boards, and they keep your body alert and moving without having to walk. Therefore, you automatically increase your energy expenditure without having to move much.
Some people fear that they won’t be able to walk and type/work at the same time. Therefore, they don’t want to invest in a costly treadmill desk that they not enjoy using.
I completely agree, treadmill desks come with a definite learning curve. Not to mention, they can take up a significant amount of space in your office.
Note: However, FluidStance balance boards can offer similar health benefits to walking, without the drawbacks. Plus, they are portable, don’t require electrical power or a large desk.
1. Burn Calories While You Work:
First of all, these rocker boards encourage you to continually move as you work. In fact, you can actually burn over 19% more calories rocking back and forth as compared to sitting.
Over an 8-hour day, 5 days a week (or even just 4 hours), the calorie burn can really add up. Furthermore, you are burning all of these calories while you work without even going to the gym.
On top of that, moving regularly during the day boosts blood circulation. If you tend to get cold while you work at your desk, you’ll love this benefit. That said, better blood flow also helps your immune system fight off disease and enhances organ function.
2. Improve Your Posture Simply by Sitting Less:
Second, continual movement throughout the day can help improve your posture and stance. In turn, this simple change can sometimes relieve minor back and knee pain due to long-term sitting. You’ll probably also feel less stiff.
When people switch from sitting to standing desks, they can sometimes trade one problem for another. In other words, they stop sitting for long periods, but the stationary standing doesn’t help posture issues. You need to incorporate movement.
Plus, when you exercise while standing, you engage the core. This strengthens your back for posture, but it also helps to flatten abs over time. (As long as you don’t eat cake at your desk.)
3. Get Your Work Done Faster (& Maybe Even Better):
Walking, or incorporating subtle “micro-movements”, while you work has shown to increase focus. As a result, people tend to be more productive at the office while getting work done faster.
Even if you didn’t care about losing weight or straightening your posture, increasing productivity is a big benefit. For example, imagine completing 8 hours worth of work in 6-7 hours…
Note: What’s interesting about FluidStance boards is that they offer all of these benefits without being distracting. Plus, their 360 degree design allows for natural movement forward and back as well as side to side.
The video below reviews how the FluidStance board works, plus 5 simple steps to start using one. (Also notice that you can use it while sitting too.)