Working at a desk for extended periods has become a common part of many people’s lives. Whether it’s due to office work or studying, or the new work-from-home thing, spending long hours in a sedentary position can have negative consequences on our health and well-being. Ikea is making its part with their modern, perfectly designed solutions, like the IDÅSEN sit/stand desk.
Prolonged sitting has been linked to several health problems, including increased risk of obesity, cardiovascular disease, and musculoskeletal issues. Remaining seated for hours on end slows down our metabolism, and that’s gonna bring more and more issues. For that, you better try the Ikea IDÅSEN sit/stand desk, adaptable for different body positions.
Easy to setup, sturdy furniture, and a healthy choice: the IDÅSEN sit/stand desk from IKEA
Whether you prefer to sit or stand while working, finding your perfect ergonomic position is quite easy with the IDÅSEN. Simply use the handle to effortlessly raise or lower the desk, switching between sitting and standing throughout the day. You can easily adjust the height of the desk between 24¾” and 50″.
But, wait, that’s not all: you can even control your desk with your smartphone or tablet: just download the IKEA “Desk Control” app, and it will take you through the installation process. Just set the desired height, taping the up and down buttons in the screen. You can also store to four favorite positions that the app will memorize: just tap on one of them, and it will automatically move.
Move your body, stay stand for a while and combine this dynamic with short walks around the house, to the block’s corner or along the office building. Keeping your workspace clutter-free is also a snap with the IDÅSEN desk. It features a nice and ingenious cable management net underneath the tabletop, you can bid farewell to tangled cords and unsightly cable messes.
Avoiding the sedentary trap and improving your well-being when working long hours in your desk
Working long hours sitting can take a toll on your health, but you can tackle those problems with simple tips that will improve your overall well-being. Start by taking short breaks every hour or so and stretch your body. Reach for the sky, touch your toes, and rotate your neck and shoulders to relieve tension.
Movement is the key, and you gotta have that in mind all day: Make it a habit to walk around the office whenever you can. Take the stairs instead of the elevator and use a standing desk (like the Ikea IDÅSEN, for example) if possible. Incorporate desk exercises into your routine. Simple activities like leg lifts, seated squats, or even desk push-ups can help you stay active during the day. Whenever you’re on a call, stand up and walk around. This keeps you active while still attending to your work.
And, the best of all, stay hydrated: don’t forget to drink enough water and remember that if you feel thirsty it’s already lake to have a sip of fresh water. No soft drinks, not sugar-loaded juices, just plain water.