Monday, December 13, 2010

Standing Desk - Update

Folks, I'm a week into it and I'm declaring this little experiment/lifestyle change a success. I spend enough time in meetings and in short visits with co-workers to combat any soreness that might come up during a long day.

I might add also, that I am doing this in a pair of Vivobarefoot shoes, my feet are really supporting me all day without any assistance from shoes.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Standing Desk

Lots of new initiatives on deck for 2011, and as is typical for me I've started on several of them already in 2010. Nothing magical about January 1st right?

So what's with the standing desk then? Well I've always had a thing for the ethic. It just seems more productive to stand. I've also been battling with plantar fasciitis for years and find that the more I use my feet..the better they feel.

The last straw though was this article in the NYT about how sitting all day is really impacting people's health.

So there you go. 2/3 standing height, with 1/3 at the original height in case I just have to sit for some reason.

Update 12/6 - Half day in and no serious fatigue. LOTS of teasing though. That's the price of progress I guess.