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 most widely circulated link this week was the Chicago Tribune's piece on the switch one Groupon employee has made to a standing desk. The link includes a video that shows how the employee works and how it's changed the way he feels at the end of the day.
- Julie Deardorff, the author of the article linked above, followed up her piece with a reflection on the difficulties of writing while sitting down. She now feels compelled to stand whenever possible after noticing how uncomfortable it can be to sit all day.
- A thoughtful client sent us this link to a BBC article that highlights Sigmund Freud's office chair. The email suggested it looked a bit like one of our favorite chair options.
- Standing isn't just for office workers anymore. Kirk Hamilton talks about a new way to play video games over at Kotaku. He explains:
It's not every day you discover a whole new way to play video games. Yet over the past month, I've done just that—I've found a way to play games that makes me feel better, more alert, healthier, and more involved. How have I accomplished this? I've started playing video games while standing up.
- Our intention is never to scare you into healthy working, but this article caught our attention: 7 Signs your Home Office is Slowly Killing You. The article looks at some of the common problems people face working from a home office, and more importantly links to ways to combat some of these issues.