Sitting is the enemy. People are meant to move, not quite to the point of sleepwalking, but definitely more movement that people have been getting due to modern life and computers.
The probability is when you travel; you will be doing a great deal of walking, and even more standing. Sitting for a protracted period of time is not good for you, and definitely does not prepare you for all the standing you will do on a trip. It is estimated that in a normal travel day, you will be standing almost four times as much as you do in your daily routine. Obviously, people that stand for a living, such as in a retail environment don’t have that difference between standing times at home and during travel.
No matter what the situation, preparing to stand effectively can make the difference between a pleasant and not-so pleasant vacation. So, how do you train your posture and muscles to handle all that standing in a way that is good for you? The answer has arrived in the Fitter Active Office Board.
The concept is simple, once per hour, stand on the adjustable board and shift right to left, front to back while trying to maintain balance. The first benefit is circulation, as your muscles need oxygen, so blood begins to pump. Another benefit is increasing both balance and balance awareness as you go through something akin to office surfing. And, finally, as you shift from left to right, you develop some movement patterns where subconsciously you will shift your balance to one side or the other. An incredible skill for those moments in foreign art museums where you are going to hear a 10-minute explanation of just one painting.
The Active Office Board comes with four different legs, which attach via Velcro on the bottom of the board. So, the patterns to challenge balance and circulation are endless. As the legs move differently from right to left, the possibility of placing them to challenge the weak side of the body is simply accomplished by moving the legs.
In physical training, specificity of training is paramount. And, if you are going to be standing, then practicing effective standing is effective. The Active Office Board can make your vacation better while improving your office health.