Sitting is the new smoking, so I guess I’ll stand

I’m trying to embrace standing, I really am.

But, I am horrible at it.

I have poor running form so it doesn’t translate well to good/proper standing (or sitting) posture. Or, is it my natural poor stature that translates into bad running form?

I moved to a new area of the office, so I have a brand new desk. It’s an adjustable desk so I can decide if I want to sit at work, or stand.

The desk, in its standing position

The desk, in its standing position

I’ve only been at it for two-and-a-half weeks and let me tell you, it’s not easy!

I begin my day standing. I check emails and do work that doesn’t take as much brain power as some other tasks might.

Magic button that adjusts my desk

Magic button that adjusts my desk

By lunch time I am definitely sitting. (I take an early lunch because I get hungry by 11 a.m. β€” or even earlier!)

On a good day, I’ll stand for another hour or two in the afternoon.

My cube-mate and I will try to encourage the other to stand. We don’t compete. It’s more of a “Ahhh, you’re standing now? OK, I’ll stand, too!”-type of set-up.

I tell myself that the standing is helping me become a healthier runner and just in general, a healthier human being. Because, sitting is the new smoking, according to so many.

And, if you’re too lazy to open and/or read those articles I linked to, just Google “sitting is the new smoking” and check out the images and infographics. If those don’t scare you, um, I guess go take a smoke break?

But, sometimes sitting is just so nice

But, sometimes sitting is just so nice

How do you avoid sitting all day at work? If you have a standing desk, how often do you stand? (Because I’ve been told that standing all day isΒ also bad for you!)

As is every thing in life, it’s all about moderation, right?

OK, now that I’m done typing this out at my computer while sitting at a desk in a coffee shop, it’s time for some healthy standing time!

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