Overriding a learned sedentary behavior is a true behavioral challenge. We have put together a guide for how to break up with your chair during your work day.
The most important thing is to vary your position and move around, preferably three times an hour. Instead of sitting for too long at a time, you can switch between standing and sitting position. Remember good posture and to stand with your body weight evenly distributed on both legs.
- Start by raising your desk and standing for 15 minutes each hour before you go to lunch
- Raise your desk just before your lunch break. Then your desk will be in the right position when you get back from lunch
- Just after lunch, stand for 15 minutes before lowering your desk to sit for 45 minutes
- Raise your desk again every hour, so that you stand up working for 15 minutes each hour for the rest of the day
- Raise your desk before you leave for the day – then it is ready for the next day
Important things to consider when varying between standing and sitting position:
If you are pregnant, have varicose veins or have a health condition that may prevent you from standing for 5-15 minutes at a time every hour, you should contact your doctor to make sure that this will not be detrimental to your health.
If you would like to stand up to work, you need to make this a habit, and get your body accustomed to standing up to work. If you are not certain that you can stand for very long at a time, start with five minutes.
Remember that you MUST switch between standing and sitting, and move around as much as possible in between. It is not healthy either to stand up and work all day - the ideal situation is to vary between sitting and standing.
With the Desk Control™ software
you can control your desk via software on your PC/Mac and command any movement from your computer keyboard. You can set goals for your movements (time or calories burned), get readout of your actual position, set preference positions and see a history of your movements, time and calories burned.
In order to run the Desk Control Software, it requires a USB2LIN cable from LINAK enabling communication between PC/Mac and the CBD control box
With the Desk Control App you can use your smartphone or your tablet to adjust your desk up and down.
The app features memory function and automatic drive making it even more easy to shift between positions.
In order to run the Desk Control App, you need the Bluetooth Adapter for communication between the smartphone/tablet and CBD control box.
With Desk Control, your personal coach is right in front of you – all the time.
A small booklet about why and how height adjustable desks should be used.
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