This is a re-blog from The Art of Manliness. As I pursue my MLIS degree and do more research and paper writing, I become more comfortable working at a standing desk, especially with the onset of buttnumbness as a result of hours in a desk chair.
In the past couple of years, as studies have come out sounding the alarm on the ill-effects of excessive sitting, the popularity of standing or stand-up desks has soared. Those who have read much of the coverage of this trend might be forgiven for thinking that standing to work constitutes a new hip fad.
But as it is with many things, everything old is new again. For the stand-up desk was cool long before the cats in Silicon Valley got hip to them. They’ve actually been a secret of great men for centuries. Today we’ll explore the standing desk’s place in history, discuss the benefits of using one, and outline how you can rediscover this old/new tradition. [continue reading here]