I’m writing this post using my new stand-up desk. So far I love it. My physical therapist says when you use a stand-up desk, to make sure to rest one foot on a yoga block, thus lessening pressure on your lower back. I also have a cushy pad for under my feet, so I’m all set. I feel so much better, not compressing my whole midsection in a free-fall dump (which let’s face it, tends to happen, no matter how many times I tell myself to sit up straight). Standing, I find myself moving around a lot, foot to foot. Sometimes with one foot on the block doing reps lifting the other foot up, working the glutes. Standing just leads to more organic movement. It isn’t natural to sit still for long periods of time. I didn’t pay a lot for this desk thingy. I wasn’t sure I’d like it and didn’t want to commit. But I do like it. And it’s easy to move if I want to sit at the desk. I also like that my coffee sits underneath it. No danger of spilling onto my laptop (again). Once was enough and that’s all I have to say about that.
I’ve been learning a lot lately about how to best serve my body. I’m in the last year of my 40’s and since a car accident two years ago, I’ve had to change a lot of things. Especially my personal yoga practice. I’ll be writing more about that here.
I know I’m probably late to the stand-up desk party, and I don’t have the fanciest stand-up desk, but just in case anyone who reads this might be on the fence about getting one, I’m all in. So far so good. It’s working for me.