You may not realize you probably spend more hours sitting at your desk than you actually do shooting — answering emails, writing blogs, posting to social media, and of course editing. These extended periods of sitting (and oftentimes with bad posture!) puts stress on your back, neck, shoulders, and legs. Here are a few ways you can reduce the stress on your body when hours of desk work and marathon editing sessions are inevitable.
The Roost is a portable, stable, adjustable, and easy-to-use laptop stand that elevates your screen to eye-level. This adjustment frees your body from laptop aches and pains caused by hunching over. The Roost open and closes in one easy motion and the patent-pending “Pivoting Grips” automatically adjust to almost any laptop’s size and shape. The Roost is available for pre-order with delivery starting January 2016. $59
The rocking motion of the Compact Foot Rocker helps improve circulation and reduce fatigue. The unique tread design holds foot rocker in place while in use and the large platform allows for more comfortable rocking. Available at most major retailers. $30
Fuut is a foot-rest that attaches to your desk, instantly taking weight off a tired back and legs. The foot hammock is available in several colors and includes hanging ropes and a pair of clamps to secure it to your desk. It can easily be adjusted between two positions, “work” and “rest” mode. $30
BackJoy SitSmart is a safe and effective way to improve posture and relieve back pain. SitSmart automatically positions your body in correct posture for all-day comfort. Its patented design works by tilting your hips upright and comfortably “floating” your spine over the seat. The Posture Plus model is available in 13 different colors, while the Relief model (pressure-relieving foam) and Pro Gel model (gel-infused memory foam) are only available in black. $40-60
Gaiam’s Active Sitting line includes balance balls, balance discs, and balance ball chairs. Work your abs from the chair of your choice with a posture-improving inflatable Balance Disc or go all out with a Balance Ball Chair that improve your posture and spinal alignment while getting a powerful core-strengthening workout. Discs start at $20 and chairs start at $60.
With different families of varidesks, there’s sure to be a perfect fit for everyone. The Pro Series is our original VARIDESK design. The single display surface has plenty of space for monitors, documents and other accessories, plus room for your keyboard and mouse when raised into standing mode. The Pro Series comes in multiple sizes, and all Pro models use the patented spring-assisted boost lifting mechanism that makes lifting your work surface effortless. Models start at $325.