After I wrote about my standing desk last year, I got a nice email pointing me to this Indiegogo project.
It’s a board that you place under your feet while you’re at a desk, and it has a curved underside to keep it moving and tilting. As the board tilts, you move your feet and maintain the blood flow in your legs.
Here’s what it looks like:
It’s an interesting idea, and I can see the potential health benefits. I’d want to try one in person before I committed to backing it – I suspect I might just find it more annoying than anything else – but I’m definitely intrigued. They’re well past their goal, and just a few days left to go on the project. I’ll keep an eye on it, and follow the reviews when the board is released to backers.
In the meantime, my low-tech solution for maintaining circulation in my legs is to take regular breaks. Whether sitting or standing, it’s good to get up and walk around the room at least once an hour. It’s probably not as good as continual gentle motions, but it’s cheap and it’s easy.