Andy Vaughn

Standing Desk

I upgraded to a “Standing Desk” today:
Standing Desk

After learning in college about the downside of having a job where you sit on your butt all day long, I proceeded to do just that. So, today I created a hybrid standing desk by putting one of my spare desks on top of my main office desk.

It is pretty stable, so it should work, as long as I don’t get too frustrated and start pounding downwards with extra force.

One of the benefits of having a standing desk is that it helps you “harness your creative energy”. Rather, I think the soreness of your feet and constant shifting from one leg to the next hour after hour forces you to be ultra-productive, and not waste time.

Another benefit, mentioned by the NY Times in an article earlier this year is that it helps you burn more calories.

I placed my monitor at precisely eye-level, and the keyboard is directly in front of me with a less-crooked position for my wrists when typing. I think this may actually help my sore wrists after long days coding, as well.

Let’s see how it goes. But, for now I’m excited to stand up and work.

Posted by Andy Vaughn on August 11, 2010

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