I hate to admit it, but I spend a lot of time at a desk, and I have been reading about the damage that happens to the body from sitting for hours every day.
Here’s a New York Times article about stand up desks:
Some office jockeys are tossing their chairs and and using stand up desks. There are a lot of products you can buy spending anywhere from $150-6000 for stand up work stations.
I didn’t want to put my current workstation into a landfill, and I don’t want to spend a lot of money on something that might not work for me. I spent $40 at the local hardware store, and built 2 bases for my workstation, raising everything to standing height.
It’s only been 2 days, aside from my feet being a little tired, I like standing while working. I can feel it is better for my back and posture. I also move a lot more. They say that standing improves blood circulation, and helps with thinking…and I’ll take any help I can get!!
Maybe someday, I’ll convert it into a treadmill desk. Yes, that is a real thing, look it up on google!