Our seating is not ideal for a 50 hour work week.
We’ve been sitting face to face at the booth in our Airstream for the past year and a half and we both complain from time to time about how uncomfortable it is, but then just carry on.
I usually shift around from sitting on my feet to raise me up closer to the table, to sitting on one ankle, to sitting like a normal person. I think the one ankle position has shot my hip, because this week its developed a sporadic piercing pain and everything is numb from my butt to my knees.
I’ve read a bunch of articles over the last few years about standing desks, and I actually knew someone who did that at my job a long time ago and I thought she was a real weirdo. Well, yesterday I couldn’t stand sitting anymore.
I moved my laptop to the counter and tried putting various books and boxes under it to find a good height and I stood for the rest of the day. I don’t know how long this will last, but for now I can’t imagine sitting again, or at least until I get the feeling back in my butt. Though, according to what I’ve read it seems like a mix of the two will be the best remedy.
Do you stand at your desk? I’m assuming if you do, you like it. I’d love to hear about it. Also I’d love to hear from any RV’ers with standing desks on the road.
- Time Magazine: The Dangers of Sitting at Work — and Standing
- Chicago Tribune: Sedentary office workers try standing desks
- Life Hacker: One Year at My Standing Desk
- A great infographic by Medical Billing & Coding: Sitting is Killing You
2013 Cost of Camping:
14 nights paid camping
50 nights free camping
Total spent on camping this year: $407.75
Daily average cost of camping: $6.37