There’s a lot of research detailing the detrimental effects of sitting — either while at work or leisure time. That explains the boom of standing desks in recent years. Professionals are ditching the chair, raising their tables, and getting their butts off the old swivel.
While it’s gone mainstream, this kind of setup involves heaps of money, which puts it out of reach of most people. But if you have one, don’t think you’re good to go. Sure, sitting down for long periods is bad for your health. But so is standing up without ample support. You can potentially hurt your joints, hips, and back without proper techniques. That’s where Floatdeck comes in. It’s designed for people who work at standing desks, counteracting long periods of standing by alleviating the static pressure on your body.
Constructed from bamboo, the Floatdeck Balance Board is pretty sturdy. And that’s also thanks to a base crafted for effortless and intuitive movement and balance. Who knew something as simple as this can strengthen your core, hips, and knees?
All you have to do is stand on it and try your best to balance while working. It definitely won’t be easy at first. Especially if you’re used to stable footing. And it will take some getting used to before you’re expertly propped up without wobbling. But in time, you’ll learn how to keep upright, and it’ll be the best no-exercise exercise you can participate in absently.
It’s a tad bit costly at $249, though. But that’s a small price to pay for potentially adding years to your life and keeping stale joints at bay.