With all of the riding, trail running, and Nordic sliding that goes on around here at PPPC, overall body fitness is key to being able to do these sports on a regular basis and in an enjoyable manner over the long term. Also, you might remember that we just got an intern around here and for his first big assignment it was decided he would look into the emerging work related trend that is aimed at improving overall fitness.

What!!? Improved fitness through something involving being at work? Something that burns an additional 310 calories a day and improves circulation with no gym involved?! Dreams do come true! Welcome to the world of……….THE STAND UP DESK!!!!!

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Here we have some healthy posture on display.

At his normal desk the Intern would be sad and very cramped;

Very poor, sad posture.

Very poor, sad posture.

There are even Stand Ups that switch modes at the touch of a button!

When all of that sitting has got you down,

AvantLink.com CEO Scott Kalbach in corporate bondage.

AvantLink.com CEO Scott Kalbach in corporate bondage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just push the button and;

Free at last!

Free at last!

Few tips for using a Stand Up; 1) get a tall stool with a back so you can alternate sitting and standing, 2) most importantly, alternate resting a foot off the ground as this greatly reduces back strain from the standing position.

There are a lot of other parameters as with any office desk set up so if you do decide to make the switch, do some research first as to what will work with your specific physique and make sure your set up is ergonomically correct!

Over here at the PPPC office, we will be standing!

(All Pedal-n-Pole photo’s are shot on a Canon G1X)