We are fortunate enough to truly love what we do. Part of that passion means following what people are talking about around the web in terms of ergonomics, adjustable-height desks, and other healthy working topics. Below are links to some of the things we're thinking about this week:
- The Huffington Post has two features on sit-stand desks this week. The first is Chris Spurlock's take on standing desks. He has experienced back pain and feels that an adjustable-height desk is a great option if you have similar discomforts. Check out the desk he hacked together to see if he like standing here.
- We're all becoming more aware of the dangers of sitting too long at work, and unfortunately fitting in more exercise outside of work doesn't seem to fix the problem. The key is to change the way we work. From The Huffington Post's Healthy Living blog:
Unfortunately, research shows that extra-curricular trips to the gym -- running the mornings before work or hitting up a post-office spin class -- can't undo the effects of a day spent on one's behind. That means the only available option is to remake our work environments.
- Bloomberg Businessweek has a really neat slideshow of different workspaces. The photos aren't mean to be suggestions, but just a quick look at how people in New York City work. Definitely a change from our showroom.
- We're all about staying healthy, in and out of the office. For those runners out there, here's a quick 30-second claymation video on proper running technique. Hat-tip to Lifehacker.
- Lifehacker also has a guest-post on the 10 Steps to a Healther Office. Guess what's number 3? We've mentioned this before, but one of the benefits of an adjustable-desk is that you aren't stuck at just one height. Sure, you can pile milk crates on top of your existing desk and have a standing desk, but the ability to move and vary your position is key to healthy working.
Research has shown that sitting in front of a computer all day can have negative effects on your short AND long-term health, so companies everywhere are catching on to the appeal of stand-up desks. At Boundless, most of our team rocks stand-up desks, and many have found that it makes them feel much more energetic than hunching in front of a computer all day. Standing up while working can also help prevent slouching and alleviate back problems.
- And finally, what would an ergo link round up be without another "sitting is killing you" link? Today's thanks go to CBS News.