Take a stand! Try a standing desk for your health
But how do you get around sitting all day when you work at a desk job?
Try a standing desk. I did!
See, at Shelving, Inc. we have desks made from freedomRail shelving. Basically, you have rails that run the height of the wall and you can attach brackets for shelves, desktops, and drawers anywhere you need them.
The first day my legs and back were fine, but my feet hurt quite a bit. I ended up sitting after about 3/4 of my work day. I bought a nice foam mat to stand on (~$55) and started wearing slippers or socks instead of shoes, which really made a difference. And as for feeling weird about standing, the truth is the more I stand, the more that it just feels natural.
How to make your own standing desk
Even if you don't have a freedomRail setup like me, you can easily transform your desk into a standing desk by adding small shelves to your desktop. You want your arms to be at a 90% angle to the keyboard. Depending on how tall you are, you can raise your keyboard and mouse with a piece of wood or a short shelf.
With another shelf, raise your monitor to eye level. That's it! It's super inexpensive and can really improve your health and productivity.
If you work from home, try this adjustable standing desk by Safco or try freedomRail like me! It's currently 25% off this month so if there's ever a time to buy, it's now. Take a stand! I'm really glad I did.