When I started working full-time at Automattic, I had an ergonomic consultation and ended up with a beautiful desk with a keyboard tray and the most amazingly comfortable office chair ever. (Seriously, the arm rests feel like they’re covered in heaven.)
About six months ago, one of my coworkers was getting rid of his Varidesk, so I thought, I’m going to give this standing-while-working thing a try. So every once in a while (not as often as I should) I would stand up and work. Nice change of pace.
But I’ve just taken it to the next level. I now have a treadmill under my desk. Now I can sit, I can stand, or I can walk.
I took the advice of many of my coworkers and purchased and modified the Confidence Power Plus Motorized Electric Treadmill. (Do I wish I’d gotten it in pink instead? Yes I do.)
It was an easy modification – removing the bars and relocating the control panel so it’ll fit under a desk (and now when I sit, it makes a handy footrest.) I have a fitbit and on Friday, the first day I had it set up, I got my 10,000 steps in before lunchtime.
Off I go!