The worst thing I ever did for my back was become a full time Software Engineer. It’s a constant battle because for that long is not good for you. The last few years I make sure and drink a lot of water and coffee so I’m forced to leave the desk to go to the rest room or fill up my cup to keep the justices flowing. Another thing that has really help is getting an adjustable desk and chair. This way I can stand for 20 – 30 mins and then take a break.
Here are 5 health benefits to having this setup as sited by Smithsonian.com
- Reduced Risk of Obesity
- Reduced Risk of Type 2 Diabetes and Other Metabolic Problems
- Reduced Risk of Cardiovascular Disease
- Reduced Risk of Cancer
- Lower Long-Term Mortality Risk
Needless to day … get a standing desk. I also find that it helps me focus more on the task at hand.
Below I’ve shared the “electric” adjustable standing desk that I use every day, the chair that I use when I do sit and the computer monitor arms that I bought. They won’t break the bank and the quality is good enough that you can rely on them to work for you for a long time.