*I was offered a free Level in exchange for a review of the product. All opinions are my own honest opinion and I would never promote a product that I didn’t love and use myself.*
As many of you know already, I use a standing desk during the day. I have been standing daily for the last 2 years and it actually hurts my back to sit for too long now! I love the way it makes me feel and it gives me SO much more energy than I ever thought possible! I will never go back to sitting down during the day, but I have been trying to find new ways to make better use of my time while I’m standing there working. Lucky me, I have found a really great product to help me along!
We all know that standing there doing lunges and squats is possible at certain times, but lets be real…you aren’t going to stand there all day long doing these little exercises. You’ll do a few here and there and then the rest of the day you just stand there. Well, you lean…you tap your foot…you wiggle back and forth. Standing there all day can make you a little restless and can even make your legs and hips start to hurt. I found that I was leaning on my desk a lot of the time because my knees would lock and I would end up with pain in my legs. Well, needless to say that was a bummer. I needed to find something to help me stand without hurting my body so much. Enter the Level! I was sent a Level to try out and I am in love.
The Level is essentially a balance board that keeps your body engaged the entire time you stand at your desk. It increases your range of motion and engages your core the entire time you stand on it. You pretty much try to balance yourself on it and it has even been shown to increase your heart rate a bit while you do so. It definitely takes a little bit of time to get used to, but after trying it out for a few weeks I will definitely be using it from here on out.
To read a little bit more of the science behind The Level, check out their website! They are even willing to demo products to companies and schools if you are interested in trying them out for your workplace!