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.