How Creating A Standup Computer Desk Saved My Ass

Riding my bike everyday and not washing my padded biking shorts (think adult male diaper for bikers) was giving me a serious case of baboon butt. Sitting at the computer for hours a day only compounded the problem. One day when I found myself squirming from the pain but still needing to get work done on the computer I threw up my hands and started looking for something to put my monitor on so I could stand. Little did I know that it would completely change my life. For the better.

The best 5 minutes I ever spent was getting my screen up off that desk and my ass out of that seat.
The best 5 minutes I ever spent was getting my screen up off that desk and my ass out of that seat.

The best thing I could find was a glass printer desk that my brother left behind in his passing. I put it on my glass desk with a padded sunscreen under the wheels to keep it from moving. Then I started standing to use the computer. At first it was uncomfortable, but then I decided it was awesome. It kept me moving around the kitchen. I could go and do things while waiting for something on the computer and then come back to what I was doing. The biggest change was that I was spending less time on the computer and more time with Thilde and Orion. Standing up all the time made my legs sore. I didn’t want to have sore legs so I went to do something fun, like play the dancing game with my son, or go for a walk, or something to get moving again.

Isaac Newton’s law is that an object in motion tends to stay in motion, and one at rest tends to stay at rest.

Be the object in motion.

Karl

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