Studying at a Standing Desk / by Muhammad Amir Ayub

Chilled out post call at at the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf shop at Mid Valley to study. Finally got a place where the table is high enough for me to study standing and wide enough to put my laptop, notes and stuff. This is exactly what I need to take care of my back. Spending up to 2 hours sitting and bending forward (to control the laptop) is just not good for me long term); the only time the posture is just acceptable is when I'm writing and able to adopt a more upright posture.

Overall it's a good experience. No sense of strain on my back trying to keep my weight back while leaning forward; with my elbows, bent, my hand just rests on the keyboard to type without extra effort reaching forward.. The height makes me write at about xyphisternal level, which is just nice. Subconsciously I'd keep shifting my weight from one leg to another and at times with both feet planted, with my hips engaged. Soon enough, another guy does the same. Standing is much better than sitting for long swathes of time. I need to find such a table to use at home.

 A shitty picture, but I'm not sameful enough to stand back and get a better shot with the place full of people.

A shitty picture, but I'm not sameful enough to stand back and get a better shot with the place full of people.

 Sat down after about an hour or so, but I'm typing this standing again before I leave the shop 

Sat down after about an hour or so, but I'm typing this standing again before I leave the shop