Aren’t you sitting too much? In the office, in the car, at home after work? Have you ever considered standing while working? I’m Michael Sliwinski of Nozbe.com and Productive! Magazine and I have been working standing these last two months and I love it. Here’s how I prepared the stand-up desk setup and how I’m doing it. Hope this helps you decide to at least give it a try!
Thoughts on Stand-up desks
Here are some of my thoughts on working with a stand-up desk:
- get comfortable shoes, with as soft a sole as possible
- first week work only 2-3 hours standing max, your legs will feel totally destroyed anyway…
- later try to change positions, move a lot… and work max 4-5 hours standing
That’s basically how I work. As I mentioned in the video, I appreciate sitting a lot more now. I love to work in the morning standing, fully concentrated in the “action mode”… and around 1-2 pm unplug the laptop and sit comfortably to answer email or chat via Skype…
Additional benefit - I’m exercising more eagerly now - the stand up position warms me up to do more exercise. It’s really cool. And totally unexpected as my feet feel really tired after I’ve been standing for quite a few hours. Anyway, I’m still standing and I’ll keep on experimenting with alternating between standing and sitting.
Question: Have you ever tried working standing? You should try it!