The Benefits of Standing Up! (This isn't about activism.)
It isn't about the dangers to our health of sitting down for hours at a desk at work, or in front of a TV at home. Read these related articles for all the health reasons why my makeshift stand-up desk in my humble cubicle at work is good for me, but read on to learn the truth of why I did it.
Wrinkles. I hate those wrinkles in the back of my suit pants that are caused by sitting all day. I hate those wrinkles in the waist and crotch area of my pants from sitting all day. I have a pants-press at home where I hang my pants and press them fresh daily, thus getting at least one or two wearings more before they hit the dry cleaners. I'm guessing I save probably 4 to 6 cleanings a year per suit this way, and save replacing at least one suit a year by cutting down on the wear and tear. (I just wrote the word "pants" 5 times in one paragraph.)
If it firms my abs or speeds up my metabolism, strengthens my glutes or tones my calves, well...bonus. If I save somehting like $600 a year in wardrobe maintenance and replacement costs, even better.
Next time - why listening to rock music on my headphones all day every day at work is good for me.