Standing workstations

Another one of my New Year’s resolutions is to be more ergonomically-minded at work and use the standing option of my desk more often.

Apparently, it is not healthy to sit for 7 hours in a chair with a computer screen in your face.

And I’m going to look into buying a standing workstation for my home. I saw one in an ad today for less than $200. But I’m betting my industrious partner could make one for a lot less.

I would also like to use a treadmill at the same time, but my office won’t permit them for legal reasons, i.e. the potential for injuries. But I’ll look into home options.

Oh, yes, it’s also back to doing situps as well, to keep my stomach in check, after all eating all those chocolates over the holidays.

How about you? Do you use a standing workstation?

— Jillian

4 thoughts on “Standing workstations

  1. I stand at my work computer in my home office. I started in September. I did it with a hack — a Lack coffee table from Ikea on top of the Ikea table that I use for a desk. I don’t know whether I’ll live longer, but it seems to have reduced pain in my hips and thighs (hard to know for sure). I take sitting breaks at my own computer (like now), and I sit there for social media interaction. Since the hacked setup isn’t optimal, I might at some point replace it with a more ergonomic standing desk.

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  2. When I worked in an office, I often stood at a counter and sorted documents or used my laptop. I would also walk around occasionally. Now at home I have a kitchen-counter height table I use the same way. I think it is best to alternate between standing and sitting and not do either too long at a time.

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