Will This Make Me Smarter?

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Here I stand. I’ve never tried standing to write other than a brief tweet or message once in a while on my smartphone. Some people stand all day at their computers. They say it helps their back, burns more calories and makes them think better. I remembered that when I was looking through the latest Costco catalog and came to the article about standing desks. Of course I immediately went on line to see what I could find. But I didn’t need to spend $600 or more for a whole new desk. I have a perfectly fine desk.

So I checked Amazon (sorry if you are one of those people who refuse to shop at Amazon but convenience wins when I need to find out about things, and I get free shipping). First search brought up three pages of desktop standing desks. I ordered this one. It was reasonably priced and the right size for my desk surface.

I came home from work just as the mailman was delivering our mail and waited patiently in the street since his truck blocked my driveway. I knew by the disgruntled,  look on his sweat dripping face that he wasn’t exactly pleased having to huff up the steep driveway in 90 degree weather. When I reached the front door I realized why. Hard to believe it but Amazon chose to ship this 56 pound package through USPS. Even harder to believe is that our slightly built mailman was able to heave it up the driveway.

It took two of us to bring it in the house. It took two of us to figure out how to get it out of the package. And two of us to heft it onto the desk. It took me two hours to clear off the desk, re-hook up the computer, glue on the little rubber feet and figure out how to make the innovative simple touch height locking mechanism lift the desk with ease. It would have helped if I had thought to remove the plastic shipping ties hidden under the desktop first.

So, here I am testing this out. It seems ergonomically correct. My arms are at right angles, feet firmly planted, and eyes a good enough distance away for bifocal work. Now about those extra calories we can burn standing – I know someone who says she walks on her treadmill while using a standing desk. Seems like a good way to multitask. Mayve I should check Amazon for one of those. But will it make me smarter? Or just poorer?

 

 

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6 responses to “Will This Make Me Smarter?”

  1. gwynnrogers says :

    I congratulate you on purchasing the “standing desk.” I am sure the desk will help your posture as I keep leaning into my computer attempting to read what I’m writing. Plus, I sit on my Yoga ball periodically with the idea of helping my posture. I’ll look forward to hearing whether you add a treadmill to your desk. If you do use a bubblewrap jumpsuit so if you fly off the desk, your landing won’t be so hard on you. I keep an eye out to see if you fly by! 😉

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  2. Pat Macsata says :

    Yes, my friend MT used this desk style for years, along with several other corporate execs who followed her example.

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  3. Barbara In Caneyhead says :

    I never knew there was such a thing except where several need to gather round, view and work together. Hope it works out well for you!
    Visit me @ Life & Faith in Caneyhead. 😉

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