Case Study: Standing at your Mac to save your back

by admin on May 9, 2010

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BusinessWeek is worried that Your Office Chair Is Killing You. “Short of sitting on a spike, you can’t do much worse than a standard office chair,” says Galen Cranz, a professor at the University of California at Berkeley.

This article caught my eye because just about a month ago, I bought this standing desk from Amazon.com. I had been in the market for one for a long time but had held off because they are usually ridiculously expensive. At the time, that desk cost me $96 ($86 + $10 shipping, all prices USD); it may have been a pricing error because that same desk today is selling for $277 + $7.50 shipping or you can buy a pack of two for $723 + $73 shipping! (Like I said, it’s ridiculous.)

Reading up on others around the web using various different desks, it is not unusual to see people spending over $1000 for a “standing desk,” especially custom made. You can spend much, much more.

I’m not trying to sell you on this particular desk, but to answer the question that everyone seems to ask me when they see it: “How well does it work? Aren’t you tired of standing all of the time?”

Read on for more…

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