"...health hazards of sitting for long stretches are significant even for people who are quite active when they’re not sitting down.“'...we believe that sitting is harmful in itself,' says Dr. Toni Yancey, a professor of health services [UCLA]..."Yet many of us still spend long hours each day sitting in front of a computer.
- Excerpts above from "Taking a Stand for Office Ergonomics," Steve Lohr, The New York Times, December 1, 2012
HOW? Buy or build your own stand-up desk:
- "A standing desk for $22," Colin Nederkoorn's Blog
- " The Dual Kangaroo Adjustable Height Desk has 2 shelves to hold either your Laptops or your Monitors. ... The work surface that holds your keyboard and mouse is adjustable vertically 15" and the monitors are separately adjustable an additional 6.5" to give you maximum ergonomic benefit. " - excerpt from http://www.ergodesktop.com/
- "Trekdesk Treadmill Desk fits virtually any treadmill allowing employees/students to walk slowly while working without sweating or extra time out of the day." - from http://trekdesk.com/
- "15 Ideas to Buy or Build Your Perfect Standing Desk"- from How-To Geek
- "Table height [keyboard height for touch typists] should be at or slightly below elbow height." - from illustration by Joel Kimmel in "Get a Standing Desk," Shoshana Berger, 10.07.12, Wired Magazine
Drawing of ergonomic factors for "Description Computer Workstation Variables; Date Image retrieved 9 July 2008; Source Ergonomics, Integrated Safety Management, Berkeley Lab; 5553694"
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