Standing desk status update

March 1, 2016

This standing up while working rocks. Seriously. You must try it.

I wrote about the sit-to-stand desk I bought in December. I read that it was healthier than sitting and as a bonus, Deloitte has a cost-sharing wellness subsidy that would cover half the cost. Deloitte also rocks.

So what have the past three months of work have been like standing up at work?

  • I’m pretty sure I sound more engaged on calls when I’m standing. I know feel more engaged and focused.
  • I seem to able to stay focused on one thing for a longer period of time.
  • I’m keeping weight off despite a decrease in activity that often coincides with winter in upstate NY (for me anyway).

More reading on sit-stand desks:

The impact of sit-stand office workstations on worker discomfort and productivity: A review. This is a small meta-analysis that concluded sit-stand workstations are (1) likely effective in reducing perceived discomfort (vs. prolonged seated work) and (2) do not cause a decrease in productivity.

Too Much Sitting: The Population-Health Science of Sedentary Behavior. Basically, sitting time, TV time, and time sitting in automobiles may increase premature mortality risk (although further research is needed).

Health benefits of standing desks: separating hype from reality. There are a lot of great links within this article including correct posture.

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