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I used to sit when I was working at the computer, but several years ago I realized that sitting on my butt for hours at a time was detrimental to my health. I couldn’t justify spending hundreds of dollars on a fancy adjustable stand up desk. I had to make do with what I had.

I’ve changed things up depending on where I’m working. I now have a counter-height desk, well, workbench, where I can alternate between standing and sitting.

 The following 10 problems are aggravated by prolonged sitting:

  1. Foggy Brain
  2. Strained Neck
  3. Sore Shoulders & Back
  4. Heart Disease
  5. Over Productive Pancreas
  6. Colon Cancer
  7. Disc Damage
  8. Weak Abs
  9. Tight Hips
  10. Soft Glutes

10 Reasons to Make A Stand Up Desk

The folks at Custom Made came up with this GREAT infographic on the benefits of stand up desks.  The best part is you don’t need to spend ANY MONEY, you can rig one up yourself with stuff you have already in your home.

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DIY Desk

DIY Desk
Infographic by CustomMade

Go check out CustomMade’s DIY post for more tips on making your own DIY Desk!

How about you?  Have you transitioned to a stand-up desk yet? If not, what’s holding you back?  I’d love to hear your thoughts, please comment!