I have a stand up desk. I also have an arrangement for standing at a computer in my kitchen while making notes about my recipes and working with the products of different companies. I stand for long hours and more than I should at any given time. I cannot sit for many reasons. One being that I have a very bad low back and pelvis situation. I also feel like crap when I sit on a chair for long periods of time; I notice it in my legs (weight gain and more cellulite) and in the blood flow down my legs and feet. I feel like I am aging just sitting day after day, hour after hour. At this very moment I am standing upright and moving my joints, knees and back as I write this. I am standing on the Level by Fluidstance and loving it. No pain and all gain! So I shared it with some friends too, and you can read their feedback below.
I have no doubt that the women (especially women!) who have sit-down jobs are at a loss going to the gym for 1-2 hours after an 8-hour day of sitting on their bum. Maybe it would be better if we all stood up while working and moved on the Level! In other words if you have a stand up desk, get the Level, and if you do not, get yourself one and then get the Level.
Just my range of motion alone was impressive. I stand still and hold my tummy, maybe to have good posture or for some odd reason I am unaware of. In any case, when standing on my Level, I am reminded to balance, to move, to stretch, twist, to wiggle and this only enables me to work longer. I even did squats! This is the greatest device to ENHANCE my stand up desk and is no doubt far better and healthier for my body. I feel fluid, movement in my blood and it is a gentle reminder that I need to move without thinking about it. I am absolutely impressed. I look forward to hopping on it and standing at my desk to work some more.
So I went on their site and read this: Range of Motion (ROM)
There is an obvious increase in the range of motion that someone experiences using our product vs standing at a desk. On the Level, we see an average range of motion of 23.98 degrees (ROM)*. What this means…The body is meant to move in three dimensions, and our product enables that movement at a desk or workstation. Merely standing at a desk doesn’t allow for this movement, whereas using the Level does.
Here is what a couple of other people I shared my Level with had to say:
“The Level is a great way for anyone who stands at their job to keep their body engaged. It was a lot easier to stand balanced on it than I thought it would’ve been. It’s an easy way to keep you essentially mobile while not moving anywhere. I could almost coin the word ‘micro mobility’ for what this device does to your stagnant work zone. Thank you!” CT, 3 time Grammy Award winner
“I have been sitting at my job for 25 years and I’ve paid the price. I’ve had a stand up desk for about six months now and having the Level has made it a whole new experience for me. By the first evening of using it, my calves were sore. It works really fast. I like that I can stay moving while I’m working. I have no problem typing and reading my monitor while standing on the Level. I am very grateful this product was created. It might just change the world.” RM, mother of two and has a full time sit-down job
“I am thrilled Tina shared this with me. I am a designer and travel a lot for work. I sit at my job in front of a computer many hours a day and very long hours. I tend to wiggle about in my chair all the time never really comfortable, especially after about three hours. I borrowed the stand up desk at Tina’s and then used the Level. Really amazing and what a difference. I did not want to give it back. I felt so comfortable and relaxed on it. It felt very natural to my body, my joints and my back. I told Tina I am getting one!” DG, professional designer and space planner of hotels, planes and homes
I write music for TV and movies, so as a profession this requires that I sit endless hours in meetings, writing scores at a computer or working with others sitting in front of a computer. I am extremely active and athletic and I am this way because I like it, not because I have to. I never feel a need to stay active while working or even thought about it as I do take frequent breaks, or so I thought. I recently tried the Level and realized I really don’t move enough in my day while sitting and working. The Level sort of “reminds” one to move a bit more. I feel it is a great addition to one’s work routine and a unique concept.” JT, multi-award winning film composer and orchestrator
As you can see, I shared this with several others as I am just blown away with the Level by Fluidstance!
Check out their website: http://www.fluidstance.com/. And if you do end up purchasing one for yourself, I’d love to hear your thoughts about it and how it helps you. Feel free to write to me here.