Elaine Bruce Living Foods
My grandfather’s old fashioned office was fitted with stand up sloping desks on which rested the huge ledgers in which he wrote with pen and ink.

Modernisation took the form of a typewriter and a sit down desk for Nancy, who kept the accounts, but he remained standing and retained his upright stance into his 80’s.

I spend as little time as possible with a screen, but can and have been guilty of long sessions, forgetting to walk around every 20 minutes, and then feeling uncomfortable and needing a good stretch. Last year I moved the screen and keyboard to a comfortable height for standing, and can now move about freely to reach phone, copier or files. It becomes apparent earlier when I, or my legs, or wrists have had enough, and is a lot harder to override the signals. It is also impossible to slouch, and encourages an upright, balanced stance. The big benefit I have found is that I take breaks more often, not just for hydration or a stretch, but to interweave other work tasks.These could be filing, or phoning, stopping to make a batch of sauerkraut, or activate  the water distiller, catching a sunny moment to photograph the herb garden, or harvest a few greens for lunch.

All  part  of a working day, but I see absolutely no virtue in letting office and screen based work predominate, or at least when it has to be done, to invite RSI or round shoulders

If you already do this, we’d love to see a pic.