Another very functional way for runners to improve their stability and overall body balance is to get a stand-up desk. Many of us spend hours a day sitting in front of a computer at work or home. This causes the body to go out of alignment, and can even impair or diminish that end-of-workday training run. Why not stand while doing your work or answering emails? Take your shoes off when you do this for even greater benefit. There is growing medical evidence that the massive amount of time one spends sitting is negative for one‘s overall health, so yet another reason to get out of the chair.

But wait!!! Wearing high-heel or non-flat shoes defeats the entire purpose of a stand-up desk since your posture will be compromised! Your feet need to be flat on the floor. Barefoot or in socks is best!