Don't have hundreds of dollars to spend on a standing desk?
A lot of the benefits of standing can also be achieved with kneeling. Kneeling wakes up your stabilizer muscles, prevents your psoas and hip flexors from being in a chronically shortened position, and keeps your glutes active.
And, it's cheap!
Just shove that crappy desk chair aside, put down a cushion, and you're all set.
You can add some variety by kneeling on both knees (tall kneeling), alternating knees (half-kneeling), changing the width of your half-kneeling stance, stretching your butt back toward your heels for a quick quad stretch, etc.
Knees can't handle it?
Come see me, I've got some ideas for you.
Disclaimer: Kneeling may not automatically make you as buff as the fellow in this photo. But it's worth a try! (photo credit: Fundamental Strength)
This is cool, do you have any other tips to make my day at work feel less awful?
I sure do! Check out the "Floor Living" event. It's not only free, but super fun.
Floor Living Facebook Event
Floor Living Meetup Event