Our sedentary lives are to be blamed for our rounded shoulders and "tech neck". We're sat slumped on our desks for five days a week. It doesn't help that we are also glued to our phones, scrolling on social media platforms. People spend hours daily hunched over their mobile devices, which can result in stiffness on your neck and shoulders.
Our heads are pretty heavy, a whopping 5kg or 11lbs if you’re using the Imperial System. When you’re working on a computer or looking down at your phone, the muscles in the back of the neck have to contract to hold your noggin up. When we spend long periods of time holding the head at a 45-degree angle it places an incredible amount of stress on the area.
The phrase “tech neck” seems to concern the neck area only, but pain usually manifests in other areas such as pain on your upper back or reduced mobility in the neck and shoulder. Ignoring the early signs of discomfort will lead you to receiving a hefty bill from a chiropractor. Pay attention to your body, it will let you know when something isn’t quite right. The best way to prevent or alleviate these symptoms is to keep your devices at eye level.
The human body is adaptable and resilient. But sitting in the same position for more 30 minutes does more harm than you may think. By making sure that your muscles and joints are limber, you can reduce symptoms of wear and tear as you age. Less movement means more stiffness in your joints. So get up and get moving.
The disruption of working from of home can be hard for some. Work is piling on, a cacophony of emails stream in all day with Zoom conferences in between. It can be overwhelming and stressful for your body. This constant stimulus makes one feel that work is never-ending when working remotely. Set a reminder on your phone for every 30 minutes to an hour, so that you’ll remember to move. When you are physically active there is an increased delivery of oxygen to your brain. This helps to support your focus, concentration and memory.
If you’ve been experiencing nagging aches and pains or perhaps, you’d like a slice of tech in your current work set up, a sit-stand desk is what you need. It comes with adjustable height settings so you can opt to work while standing or well…sitting! But there is more to it, standing and sitting upright protects your neck, spine and knees.
Most of us desk bound folks are so used to being stationary all day that it does take some getting used to. But your spine and your aching joints will thank you for it. Introducing our latest ergonomic creation, the Endesk. A sit-stand desk that is easy on your joints and your wallet too.
It has an LCD display with four programmable presets so you can set your preferred height anywhere from70cm up till 120cm. The frame is made of powder coated steel with two colour options to choose from, jet black and icy white. The table top comes in two sleek wood options too. Mix and match as you like to get the perfect combo for your set-up.
Optimise your work from home experience with Endesk, with minimal and modern appeal. Crafted with sturdy materials and is built to last. Aesthetics aside, a height-adjustable desk not only improves your blood circulation, engages and strengthens your core and leg muscles, counteracts back and neck problems, but it will help you perform better.