This post is a follow-up to my recent experiment of lowering my desk down to the floor. The idea was to eliminate chair sitting and introduce a lot of ass to grass squatting. It worked. The problem was I couldn't quite get comfortable down there. Then I tweaked my back in the gym at which point sitting cross-legged in front of the computer became about as much fun as going for a root canal.
It was kind of a good thing because I used the computer far less. It became a bit of a problem, though, because I actually have work I need to do on that sucker. If you're in the small and exclusive club known as my readership, you may have noticed a dip in the number of blog posts over the past month.
So when down doesn't work... try up. Up I went to a standing desk. I had to steal a shoe rack from my closet for the keyboard, and my monitor is precariously perched on top of an old speaker and a stack of textbooks, but I made it to standing height... and it is da bomb. It isn't so comfortable that I want to spend hours on the computer, but it's enough to allow for typing out a blog post or writing a few client programs. You've probably heard by now that sitting is the new smoking. It might take some office gymnastics, but with a little experimentation you'll find something that works for you.