How can I reduce stress on my spine while standing?


To avoid extra stress on your spine while standing:

Avoid high-heeled shoes or boots

Use a footrest measuring 10% of your height

To decrease stress on your back and feet consider leaning on a tall chair.

If excessive standing can’t be avoided, consider shock-absorbent shoes or an anti-fatigue mat.

When transitioning from a sitting workstation to a standing desk, begin gradually by standing 20 minutes per hour and not necessarily in a continuous period. Add an extra 10 minutes per hour each day as long as there is no prolonged stiffness or discomfort.


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