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The Healthy Programmer by Joe Kutner

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Enhancing Your Workstation

To answer the question posed in this chapter’s title, we should not bid adieu to our chairs. Instead, we should be aware of the health risks they present and learn how to account for them. Unfortunately, there’s a good chance your current workstation is preventing you from doing this.

How many different positions does your desk allow you to work in? Probably only one or two at the most. But a good workstation should allow for at least three positions. You might expect a desk like that to cost a fortune (they certainly exist), but you can achieve the same result with a few simple enhancements to your existing desk. It will take a little do-it-yourself (DIY) initiative, but you can create a standing desk that is versatile ...

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