Standing desks are all the rage lately, but they aren't good for you if you don’t stand correctly. This should be a common sense concept, but many people get a standing desk because sitting in their chairs for extended periods leads to back pain. For whatever reason, they don't think that the way they're sitting might lead to their discomfort.
A standing desk might be a good solution, but I would bet dollars to doughnuts that whatever led to pain while sitting will ultimately lead to pain while standing.
The opposite is true as well — standing desks are good if you stand in a way that transfers weight efficiently through your bones so that your muscles don't have to work to hold you up.
Ideally our bones hold us up and the muscles move us. If our bones are well aligned, the muscles don't have to work much for us to be upright. For this to happen successfully, a number of factors need to line up.
First and foremost, the pelvis must be in a neutral position. Our pelvis is like the hub of a wheel, and everything that goes on above and below it is determined by its positioning.
Here are some basic guidelines to ensure you have good posture when you
Below the pelvis: