Sitting at work is killing you! My journey to standing at work
I almost spit out my morning green smoothie when I read this sentence a few week’s ago:
“Your job is killing you. If you sit at a desk for more than four hours a day, you increase your risk of death from any cause by nearly 50 percent and boost your risk of heart problems by 125 percent.” – Wired: Get a Standing Desk
What? Doesn’t that shock you? It did me.
Fresh from the Christmas break, and thanks to the gruesome links in a post from Box of Crayon’s Michael Bungay Stanier, I quickly became convinced that I needed to create a standing desk for myself using my ephemeral new years resolution energy. So, what was the transition like? Well, let me give you the full disclosure from the moment I decided to stand at work.