Since sitting is the new smoking, I decided I had to get UP more in 2016. I tried setting my phone with an alarm every 20 mins, but it was too easy to forget to set it again. Plus I often have hour-long meetings for the Evil Day Job (I work from home, so I have flexibility in how I set up my workspace), or I'd get involved in something, and look up and it's hours later.
Finally I found a treadmill desk that was in my budget! But....
There are a few adjustments I'm working through.
For one thing, I guess I have really short arms. The desk itself has a 3-4 inch area in the front for handles and the console -- which puts my keyboard and/or laptop too far away for me. However, I worked around that issue by using a cushioned lap desk I'd already bought to use my Asus all-in-one in the living room. It comfortably sits over the console without bothering the settings, and allows me to bring the keyboard closer. This also helps lift it up just a little bit too. I maxed out how high the desk will go, but with short arms and all, I'm not getting the 90-degree angle for my hands. Lifting the keyboard up an inch or so is perfect.
My Evil Day Job laptop is all wired --keyboard, mouse and monitor. I need to work up to walking long distances, so trying to come up with a configuration that doesn't take too long to set up, but allows me to walk a bit and then move to my normal desk has been challenging. All those stupid cords!!
I don't know why I hadn't invested in a wireless keyboard and mouse for work. A simple fix.
I'm starting out slow, about a mile a day, with the goal of eventually walking several hours at a time. I'm not very coordinated so I'll either kill myself -- or bust my laptop! We'll see how it goes.
Are you making any health changes in 2016?
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Walking While Writing
Posted by: Joely Sue Burkhart
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