By now, you know that I'm a fan of standing. (In fact, I'm standing right now.) Standing helps you stay more active and awake at work, keeps your back healthy, doesn't tighten up your hamstrings, and makes you die less or something. What's nice is that you get used to it fairly quickly, it's even great for games, and you don't have to buy one.
So I've decided to start a new series on the blog where I'm going to post pictures of……wait for it……people standing up. I know, I know — try not to pee your pants from the excitement. Just snap a picture of your workstation or doing anything standing up that most people do sitting or lying down. Send it to me — and provided that it's not X-rated — I'll post it. You will then earn the esteemed designation of Upstanding Citizen, and you will join an elite cadre of everyday heroes who are standing up for your right to…stand up.
Upstanding Citizen #1: Danny
Now, some people need a full desk, whether for a monitor, papers, or a phone. But even then, you can do it yourself at fairly low cost. Check out this email I received from Josh Newman about his pal, Danny.
"I thought you might enjoy the standing desk I put together recently.
The items used:
- 4 CORK Trivets by IKEA – 7" Round
- 12 Pack of Magnolia Brush 5 qt Galvanized Metal Pails
- Rolodex Bridge Desktop Manager
I lifted the desk so that each leg would rest on 3 nested pails. To reduce the stress on the bottom of the pails, I placed an IKEA cork trivet on each. To lift my monitor, I used a rolodex desktop manager, and a laptop stand I had lying around. I am still looking for the best way to elevate my keyboard. I've had it for a week, and I can report that it works for me – I feel great."
Danny, we salute you. You are truly an UPSTANDING CITIZEN.