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As featured in GQ Magazine

How Bad Posture & Back Pain Can Affect Your Mental Health

Do you ever feel backache after a particularly long Zoom session? With the drastic rise in working from home, most of us spend a lot more time sitting for hours on end, making it easy to hunch over as we become fatigued. 

Sit up straight! A common request from childhood and probably the first time you ever heard about posture. The way you hold your body is about more than how you look. You may think lousy posture only affects how tall you appear, but the scary truth is that it can affect both your physical and mental health. Research studies (Link to – https://www.thejoint.com/arizona/chandler/ocotillo-48017/how-posture-can-affect-mental-health) suggest posture affects your mental wellness with correlations found between the way we sit and our overall mood. 

You may strive for good posture for its various physical health benefits, such as reduced muscle pains and backaches, but what about the mental health benefits? 

Depression

Slouching is a despondent body posture that can lead to feelings of depression or decreased energy. The good news is, sitting and walking in an upright position can reverse these feelings. Altering one’s body posture to a better position improves both mood and energy levels.

We tend to see the brain and body relationship as a linear one, but in fact, the passages go in both directions. When we choose to put our bodies in a different mode, it’s harder to drop into depression. Similarly, to how movement and exercise open up biological pathways that increase happiness and energy, so too can posture.

Back Pain and Fatigue

If you find your body is often tired, achy, tight or stiff for no reason, then you should look at your posture as a possible cause. If you have bad posture, your back muscles need to work harder, causing physical stress and leading to pain. This pain negatively impacts our mental health and is associated with an increased likelihood of depression, psychosis, anxiety, stress, and sleep disturbances. 

Bad posture also means energy is wasted when you move, draining you of the extra energy needed to feel good. I don’t know about you, but I don’t have the energy to waste. Most days, I am left wishing I had more left in the tank. 

Stress

I don’t want to stress you out – but poor posture can cause increased levels of stress. When you slouch while sitting, your positioning affects your breathing. Your chest becomes shallow, and breathing strains your lungs. Your lungs then need to move faster to ensure you have adequate oxygen flow, which taxes the heart and forces it to speed up. The result is a hamster wheel of shallow breathing, which creates more stress on the body, and nobody has time for that!

How to Improve Your Posture and Avoid Back Pain

Have you been scared straight yet? Good, because it’s time to fix your posture! You need to nestle yourself into the world’s most comfortable, portable desk: The Edge Desk System. (Link to – https://theedgedesk.co.uk/

Get your work done comfortably with the desk of productivity dreams. This multipurpose desk can be used for work and play. (Link to – https://theedgedesk.co.uk/the-edge-at-work-play/) Its sleek design breaks the traditional desk’s mould while encouraging better posture and was featured in GQ magazine (Link to – https://theedgedesk.co.uk/gq-magazine/) in their ‘Technically Speaking’ column. Create the ultimate environment for efficiency, maximised focus and a healthy workflow.  

The Edge Desk comes fully assembled and is only a few easy steps from stow to go. The desk sets up in the blink of an eye, well under 30 seconds. The Edge combines a kneeling chair with an adjustable work surface to create a unique work environment anywhere, anytime. This fully portable piece of equipment doesn’t take up much space when stored either, as it folds down to just 6 inches. Get the all-in-one ergonomic solution to lousy posture and avoiding back pain while realising your true work potential. 

Megyn Kelly Today & The Edge Desk System

Thursday morning (5th April), the world’s most comfortable, portable desk, The Edge Desk System, was on Megyn Kelly Today.  Members of the audience were lucky enough to be given a desk so to all of you who weren’t able to get a free one, here’s a discount code for £20 off of the purchase price, valid from 6th-9th April 2018 MEGYNTODAY

https://www.today.com/video/megyn-kelly-audience-members-receive-the-edge-kneeling-desks-1203282499635?cid=eml_onsite

FINALLY, GET WORK DONE COMFORTABLY AND EFFICIENTLY

The Ultimate Desk for Productivity

The Edge Desk comes fully assembled.  With a few easy steps from stow to go, the desk sets up easily in under 30 seconds. The Edge combines a kneeling chair with an adjustable work surface to create a personal, focused work environment anywhere, anytime. The Edge folds down to just 6 inches high to save space when not in use. The Edge Desk is designed to be completely portable.

 

 

The Desk for Focused Comfort

The Edge Desk System is the absolute best desk for how we work today. Its sleek design allows you to break free from the rigours of traditional desk environments while encouraging better posture and comfort, enabling you to increase your focus and productivity.

Great For Any Location

At the Office

Winner of the Wayfair Kitchen Sink grand prize, it’s clean, uncluttered white surface encourages focus and is designed to get you into work mode while increasing productivity

At Home


When done, the Edge Desk folds down to 6 in (152 mm) for easy storage against walls, in closets, or under other furniture. Because it’s so compact and weighs only 30lb (13kg), this desk can be carried with one hand and/or tucked away in a car trunk.

At the Studio


Converts to artist easel for class, work in the park, or anywhere that sparks creativity. The easel can swivel between landscape and portrait.

At School or College

Promoting correct posture and comfort encourages more focused productivity and academic improvements in the classroom.  The Edge Desk is portable and folds down to just 6″ high so the desks can be easily moved or stowed away to accommodate changes in classroom configuration or additional requirements such as at exam time.

Designed for Your Comfort!

The Edge Desk’s height, angle and tilt are adjustable to suit individual body size and desk preferences. Perfect for any office worker or for any on-the-go entrepreneur!