Now that you’re deep into standing desks, allow us to share a trick to get the most out of your newly found lifestyle.
This standing desk stuff? It’s like addictive. It’s a habit that forms a more active, healthier life. Just in a few seconds, we’ll even have you squatting.
That’s right Squatting.
First, you’re already standing—the first position of squatting. If you’re standing, you may be fidgeting about, shifting your weight from one leg to the other. It feels good because you feel active. But fidgeting doesn’t really do much to your muscles. You know what does? Squats. Squat exercises build your leg muscles. It builds your quadriceps, calves, and hamstrings. But did you know that by doing your squats, you’re also setting the perfect environment for overall muscle building? So while you’re at your desk working, squatting, you’re also secreting human growth hormone which is necessary for overall muscle growth. While your legs are doing the work, but your upper body is thanking you for it too.
Second, squatting helps you with detoxifying. Squatting helps out the circulation of body fluids which results in easier removal of waste and ingestion of nutrition to all your organs, tissues, and what have you. Pretty sweet deal, right? Have we got you squatting yet?
Lastly, you won’t be young forever, and so maintaining your mobility within an office environment is important. Squatting helps in building balance and leg muscle—two very important components in keeping active in your older years. So live a more active life later on by investing in squats now.
You don’t have to start with a hundred squats all of a sudden. Maybe start with five every hour you work and see how you go from there. Happy squatting!