Lately I’ve been noticing that my body feels so stiff after sitting for long periods of time in the office. My hips stiffen up, my calves get tight, my back needs a good stretch… the list could go on.
I sit for a good eight hours per day at work, and according to TIME magazine the grim reaper is coming for me.
I’ve been thinking about getting a standing desk for the good part of a year now. The only reason I haven’t is because they’re quite expensive and I don’t think my boss would pay for it.
So I just sit at my desk all day long.
My team works in the loft of our office, which I kind of love. It’s the perfect space for collaboration. Five of us fit up there with room to spare!
We’re kind of messy but I love our big, bright, open space. It’s everything I always imagined a creative agency loft should look like!
The only downside is definitely sitting all day long.
According to a study cited in TIME by Dr. John Buckley from the University of Chester, standing for just three hours per day for a year is the equivalent of running 10 marathons!
I have no idea how they figured that out, but even if it’s only partially accurate it’s really compelling.
So, assuming that my boss isn’t going to shell out close to $1,000 for me to buy a standing desk, I found a DIY article that I plan to follow! Using the steps and parts in that post, you can create a makeshift standing desk for $22 from items you can find at Ikea!
Photo Credit: IAmNotaProgrammer.com
I’m going to make some time to put my standing desk together the week of Thanksgiving! By this time next year I’ll be writing a post about the 10 marathons I’ve run at work ;).
Aaaaaaand just some randoms….
I almost didn’t make it to the gas station yesterday! I rolled in with an estimated 3 miles left! This is a new PR for me. I think the lowest I’ve ever let it get before was 4 miles.
Adam worked from home yesterday and texted me this pic. I wasn’t jealous or anything.
(Yep, that is a bike you see in the background…. the bike room at our complex was full the last time we went out for a ride.)
I wasn’t even jealous when he sent me this one as a follow up.
What’s your gas mileage PR? Do you let it get down super low too? I guess you could say I am a risk taker. #YOLO
– My dad is crazy about this and never lets it get passed half a tank before filling up!
Anyone have a standing desk? Thoughts? I’d love to hear the pros/cons from someone who has one!