Just Standing Around All Day At Work
Tomorrow I begin my second full week of using a stand up desk. Last week was a bit tiring but as I got used to not sitting over the course of the week, I actually felt better and got more work done. My legs feel rubbery at the end of the day, but it’s not unlike a good elliptical session at the gym.
I began using a stand up desk because of a recent study that showed sitting more than 6 hours a day, even if you exercise, could cause you to die 15 years earlier than someone who sat less than 3 hours a day. Since most of my job and free time consists of AV production, I realized I was sitting as much as 12 hours a day. It was really affecting my back and my core was weak.
I really like the idea of a stand up desk and it seems to suit me. It was pretty cheap and easy to make. The parts are all available at Ikea: Vika Byske Legs (4), Capita Bracket (1 pack), Lack shelf, Vika Amon Table Top. If you find your back achy and legs restless and are getting a bit tubby, this could be a solution for you too.