Category Archives: Standing & Working Tips

Stop Your Chair from Killing You

There have been numerous studies done on the effect of sitting all day, and all of them come to the conclusion that it is very bad for our bodies. In the beginning it was assumed that if you mixed in … Continue reading

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Exercise Won’t Save You?

So what if you site all day? You exercise multiple times every week, aren’t overweight, eat healthy–that should counteract it, right? Not so, says a recent report by the┬áThe Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Based on their research, “prolonged … Continue reading

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Chances of Becoming Disabled Rise with Sitting Time

National Public Radio (NPR) just posted a piece about the dangers of sitting, remarking on a study done by researchers at Northwestern University that concluded: …each additional hour a day spent sitting increases the risk of becoming physically disabled by … Continue reading

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Ten Marathons Without The Actual Running Part

Lifehacker is a well-known proponent of standing desks (or at least a well-known clearing house for articles about standing desks), and they’ve recently come out with their newest article on the matter, entitled “Standing on Weekdays Burns Calories Like Running … Continue reading

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David Teten’s Take on Workplace Ergonomics

David Teten, a partner at New York-based ff Venture Capital, has written a guest post Tim Ferriss’ blog regarding how he sets up his workplace for maximum health and productivity. Since moving to their new location in Manhattan, ff Venture … Continue reading

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Sit or Stand: Which is best?

Researchers at Cornell University’s Ergonomics Department have, upon much research, come to the conclusion that neither sitting, nor standing, is good for one’s body. Huh? Well, if you read the results they published it comes down to one thing: moderation. … Continue reading

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Building Your Own Treadmill Desk

Eric Wilhelm, the founder of Instructables (a site that teaches you how to build just about anything you could dream up), has detailed his journey of building a standing treadmill desk for his home office. He actually details how to … Continue reading

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The Treadmill Desk (Treadputer)

I saw my first standing desk + treadmill combo a few years ago in a friend’s office. He and his brother had both switched over to such a setup after reading about it online, and were now averaging six miles … Continue reading

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Cheap Standing Desk Alternatives

You don’t have to sink upwards of $1,000 just to get the experience of using a standing desk–there have been many creative alternatives to standing desks, both custom made and company produced. Whether you stack Kleenex boxes on top of … Continue reading

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IKEA Standing Desk Hack

There’s no need to sink a couple of paychecks into getting started with a standing and working lifestyle. Along with the previously reviewed QuikLok Laptop Pedestal, there are ways to create your own full-size standing desk on a budget. Sure, … Continue reading

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