You’ve probably already heard that sitting at a desk all day is bad for your health. According to the World Health Organization, physical inactivity is classified as the fourth leading cause of global deaths, causing an estimated 3.2 million deaths worldwide.1 But don’t quit your desk job just yet! There are new innovative gadgets that can help you stay fit while working. We take a look at the top fitness inspired solutions designed to help you power through your workday.
Watch your posture
Bad posture while sitting creates a host of problems, from jaw pain to pinched nerves in your back. New wearables are designed to help keep you sitting straight and tall at your desk. These posture-training devices are about the size of a lapel pin and attach to your skin or clothing. They gently vibrate when they sense slouching, training you to improve your posture throughout the day.
Take a stand
Who says you have to take a desk job sitting down? Try a standing or adjustable desk. Users have noticed that standing while working improves focus and boosts energy levels.2 There are a variety of versions available from adjustable height desks to “converters” that sit on top of your current desk.