Good question about sitting all day. I’ve been working freelance from home since about 2002. About 4 years in I started having trouble with a muscle called the Psoas. It got really tight from the sitting posture and caused tons of residual pain.
As of 2006 my wife and I have been working at a variety of standup environments throughout our home. We typically stand about 80% of the time we are developing. Here’s some of our setup:
- We bought Ikea tables without legs. This allowed us to get something unique for our work environment. We added the legs secondarily. We got the biggest table tops we could find.
- Ikea also sells adjustable legs that attach to any of their table tops.
- On top of each table we have ikea monitor stands. These bump the monitor up a ton and allow for a space for each of our laptops to fit under
Throughout the home:
We use an AirDesk (https://airdesks.com/). This allows for an adjustable screen wherever you need it. We use this with our laptops and Bluetooth keyboard/trackpad. It migrates around the house or out to the backyard. Typically we have it at our elliptical so we can work while jogging.
I have a 2 year old and consult on the phone throughout the day. I couldn’t do it without my Headset. I use a Jabra Engage 75 headset that blocks out all noise around me for the person I’m speaking to. It blocks out dogs barking, people talking, kids crying. It’s incredible.