On the Floor
Oh so many punsibilities with this little bit of news.
Over the past little while we've been reading a lot about the merits of standing all day vs. sitting all day. The general gist of most of them being that sitting will kill you. I really don't think it's all that bad, but given my amazing ability to slouch and *incredible* posture I figured it might be a good idea.
It's only been a few hours, but the first thing I've noticed is how much more alert I feel. I've also noticed I need better insoles.Either way I'm starting to get into this. We'll post updates and let you know how it goes.
And in case you were wondering, everyone else in the office thinks we're crazy.
Here's a little bit of reading if you're at all curious:
Sitting is Killing You: The Truth About Sitting Down [Infographic] - This is a little dark, but it's an infographic so I enjoyed it more than all those articles with words.
Are You Sitting Down? Why Standing Up Might Save Your Life - A bit of history, a bit of information and a few links to other articles that have been written.
Some science for those who only trust scientists:
Physiologists And Microbiologists Find Link Between Sitting And Poor Health [Video]
Sitting May Increase Risk Of Disease
Role of Low Energy Expenditure and Sitting in Obesity, Metabolic Syndrome, Type 2 Diabetes, and Cardiovascular Disease
Also, try Googling "treadmill desk" or "cycling desk" for a few more energetic approaches to not sitting at work.