Hackers sit down too much

Being a hacker means one tends to sit down too much. The hunch-backed hacker image complete with screen glow isn’t too far from the truth for some of us.

I hate this! We sit so much!

So I’ve devised a simple plan for reducing the amount I sit on a daily basis.

I picked one thing from my day that I do frequently enough and decided that when I do it I will do so standing. Namely emails.

It’s a simple change but somewhat effective.

My commitment from hereon is this: if I receive or write an email, organise my inbox or set up a meeting I will do so standing.

2 thoughts on “Hackers sit down too much

    1. atc Post author

      Yep! I’ve read similar stuff. It’s an interesting idea and it’s worked well for me when I’m hacking away at home: I often have my laptop on top of a cardboard box so I can program standing up. It’s helpful with the thinking too!


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