To stand, or not to stand …

I tried a $22 standing desk. Here’s why I’m never going back to sitting ☺

Why Standing?

Furthermore, whenever I got frustrated with coding or answering an email, I would hunch over my laptop like Gollum. If I caught myself doing that and shifted to the 135 degrees position, I would feel sluggish, lazy and unproductive.

I tried this. It does what the captions says. But it made me feel slothful and highly unproductive.

The Physical Benefits

I followed this when calculating the height of my computer screen and keyboard/mouse.

I’m currently writing a draft of this Medium story at a Starbucks. I’ve been sitting here for a mere hour, but I’m already catching myself slouching forward, resting my head on my hand, and letting my back support my weight, as opposed to my abs. This never happens at my standing desk.

The Benefits on Productivity

I realized that sitting down was preventing me from breathing deeply, from my belly. Standing up gives the diaphragm and abdomen enough space to expand.

A few Downsides

That’s all Folks!

Robotics Software & DevOps Engineer at @MayfieldRobot. Previously: @MaidbotInc, @TeamViGIR, @VerifRobotics, @cornell. Online: http://www.spmaniato.me @spmaniato

Robotics Software & DevOps Engineer at @MayfieldRobot. Previously: @MaidbotInc, @TeamViGIR, @VerifRobotics, @cornell. Online: http://www.spmaniato.me @spmaniato