Get up. Stand up. For your life?

I was not feeling especially virtuous, as I stood at my kitchen’s dining counter, tapping away at my laptop. I had begun to enjoy the view from the kitchen window that this allowed me, and I was quickly aware of anything going on at that back of my house. I also had a great view of my pond water fall. All quite nice to keep me alert. I had found that I was just comforable, and though I thought my knees and ankles would not like it, it seemed to give me fewer problems to stand and work than to sit.

Then I got a stunning shock. I was part of new trend. There is a debate raging in the world or work about whether it is better to work sitting or standing (see Washington Post). I now know that there is a thriving business making ‘standing desks’. It’s all about health, and while the researchers argue about whether sitting at a desk is really that bad for the average worker, I will enjoy the glow of making a virtue of a necessity.


About The Grasshopper

Professional international economist, recently retired from an international organization. I use blogging as a way of organizing my ideas and thoughts about a range of topics. I was born in Jamaica, and spent many years being educated, living, and working in the UK. I lived in the USA for a few decades, and worked and travelled abroad extensively. My views have a wide international perspective. Father of girls. Also, married to an economist.
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