Standing or Sitting: Both have Health Risks
Different occupations have different ergonomic challenges will they are at work. Some people are on their feet all day, and others sit. Either way, if you are in the same position for any length of time, this puts your health at risk. If you are in an office environment where you are sitting at your desk all day, you should make sure your desk is set up in a comfortable and natural position while doing your tasks. You also need to make sure you have an ergonomically designed office chair so your feet are comfortably positioned on the floor, your monitor is set up so you are looking straight ahead, and your back is in an upright position. There are other tips that you can see here on our blog about Office Ergonomics [infographic].
If you sit at your desk all day or stand at your desk all day, your health can be at risk.
Nurses at Georgetown University offer some insights on who this type of who is at risk, the consequences of not paying attention to ergonomics in the workplace, and tips on how to stay healthy!
The nurses at Georgetown University put together this informative infographic on why we are at risk when we are both sitting or standing.