If you've been meaning to make the switch to a standing desk but haven't givenyet up your comfy office chair, the folks at DeskHacks have some pointers. They're also running a challenge that will remind you to stand daily, ease you into using a standing desk, and eventually make standing as easy as sitting ever was.
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The challenge works like this: You sign up, and DeskHacks will email you a daily reminder to get your standing time in, starting off light and eventually getting longer as the 28 day challenge progresses. Cobble together a standing desk of some sort that makes you comfortable (we have plenty of options to consider), and get started. If you need help, we can offer some tips to help you ease into the routine.
Switching to a standing desk is a habit change, and changing habits is something you have to work at. It's not going to come from willpower alone, and few people are able to just say "I'm done sitting!" one morning. DeskHacks explains that to really make the switch, you need to start small and practise every day. If you're not a believer in standing desks, that's OK too -- remember, moving around regularly is key.