You don’t need an expensive standing desk. A simple hack like placing a large cardboard box on your kitchen table can raise your laptop enough to be effective. Try to alternate between sitting and standing. We recommend standing while on calls or watching videos to get started.
Make sure every family member takes time to move at least once an hour. Standing briefly every 20 minutes is even better and setting a timer that chimes can really help! On your short standing breaks, get up, do a quick stretch and sit back down again. You don’t even need to stop what you are doing.
Take longer breaks every hour and do some neck rolls, shoulder rolls, and gentle spinal twists to help keep you flexible and connected to your body.
Finally, give yourself permission to take plenty of breaks. This is a stressful time, and it’s important to give yourself the physical and mental space to stay healthy.