The AlleyOOP Rocker makes standing more comfortable
Working at a standing desk should be better for your health, but you may find your legs ache after a while. The AlleyOOP Rocker helps you move on the spot, making standing more comfortable.
- What are the advantages of using a standing desk? Standing increases your blood pressure and burns more calories, thus reducing the risk of disease.
- What is the best adjustable standing desk? Take a browse through our work desks collection for some great options.
- How do you make standing more comfortable? The AlleyOOP Rocker board helps to keep your legs moving and promote better circulation.
Science says that standing to work is better for your long-term health than sitting down all day. However, standing in one spot for hours comes with unwanted side effects — aching feet, reduced circulation, and poor posture, to name but a few.
The AlleyOOP Rocker is designed to keep your legs moving. It’s kinda like a balance board, but much more stable. This means you can sway, swivel and stretch without leaving your desk. As a result, standing all day becomes much more comfortable.
What is a rocking board?
The difference between a balance board and a rocking board is notable. While the former is a training aid, the latter is designed to create a little dynamism in your otherwise static working day.
Crafted from beautiful natural materials, the AlleyOOP Rocker has a flat top and a subtly convex bottom. When you place your feet firmly at either end of the board, the Rocker is very stable. But when you feel the need to change position, the board allows you to shift your weight, much like riding a skateboard.
You can also wobble sideways, twist on the spot, and use the board to create a slope for stretching your calves. It’s even possible to shuffle from one side of the office to the other, if you’re feeling energetic.
Standing desk aid
One of the biggest problems with using a standing desk is that we often adopt bad posture. This is purely as a result of not moving for too long.
By giving you an easy way to move, the AlleyOOP Rocker helps to improve your circulation and flex your muscles. In turn, this reduces aches and pains, while also improving your posture.
In addition, getting the blood pumping helps you to overcome the post-lunch slump. In other words, this board is the ultimate afternoon productivity aid.
The Rocker board comes in five different styles: Bamboo, Cherry, Maple, Ebony, and Gray. In each case, the natural grain is shaped into elegant curves.
The board is also available in two different sizes. The medium version is made for folks up to 5′ 11″, while the large edition is better for people over six feet. Both sizes can support up to 350 pounds, with a non-slip TPU base that works perfectly on carpets, polished floors, and other surfaces.
“The AlleyOOP Rocker Board is a stable, omni-directional rocking board with a full 360° arc. Instantly easy to use, the gentle rolling motion provides enough micro-movements to stimulate blood flow in the legs and a wide variety of standing positions that result in a more comfortable standing experience.” — AlleyOOP on Kickstarter
Rock ‘n’ roll
If you prefer working at a standing desk, this rocking board should definitely make your day more comfortable. It’s also great for those of us who hate standing still!
Things to note
If you have problems with ankles or knees, this is not the product for you. But for the rest of us, Rocker should actually improve your range of motion.
– Kickstarter: October 11th
– Pledge: $79 USD
– Delivery: October 2018