Prolonged sitting causes a variety of health concerns, which office workers are prone to. The worse news is that exercising outside work doesn't negate the effects of sitting all day. A standing desk solves this problem, but why not take it further and bring in a huku balance board as well?
Standing instead of sitting will prevent the damaging effects of a stationary life. However, you won't get fit doing that all day. If your goal is a more fit body and stronger muscles, bring a balance board to work. Try out these huku balance board exercises that will work your body but not disturb the office.
Here are 4 benefits of balance training at work
1. A HUKU BALANCE BOARD FORCES YOU TO STABILIZE YOUR MUSCLES
Unless you’re constantly stabilizing your muscles, especially your core, you won’t be standing on your huku balance board for long. Muscle stabilization is extremely important. When you use a huku board, your lumbopelvic region must work to keep you upright. This region is left to atrophy when you sit all day and, as a result, you can end up with a core that struggles to carry its own weight when you begin moving around again.
2. MICRO-MOVEMENTS ARE BETTER THAN JUST STANDING
Standing beats sitting all day. If you’ve ever tried it for a prolonged period of time, though, you know that fidgeting soon sets in. You shift your weight from one side to another. You bend at your waist in different directions.
Using your huku balance board makes it fun to stay standing. The micro-movements required to stay vertical are also fantastic forms of exercise that don’t require you to stop what you’re doing and find a gym. Try it while you are taking a call or having a standup meeting!
3. LOW-IMPACT MOVEMENTS ACTIVATE DIFFERENT PARTS OF YOUR BODY
The low-impact movements required to use your huku balance board forces you to recruit muscles from all over your body. At the same time, unlike high-impact exercises, you’re not constantly risking injury. This makes low-impact activities great for people of all fitness levels and ages.
4. A BALANCE BOARD WILL KEEP YOU ALERT
Obviously, you can’t get away with snoozing while you’re on huku board.
However, moving throughout the day will also help you stay more alert. This is another big advantage a huku balance board has over using a standing desk all by itself. Even though you’re unlikely to fall asleep standing up, standing still can definitely become tiresome.
These are just a few of the many benefits your huku balance board offers. You receive none of these from being seated all day, which is one more reason sitting is so bad for your health.