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Discussion on: Being a good programmer vs. Having a good health

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Jen

If he insists on staying at his desk, it would be a good idea to make it as ergonomic as possible (although, it would probably keep him at his desk even longer). Ergonomic chairs, sit/stand desks will prevent damage the neck/spine/shoulders. If he wears glasses, blue filter lenses would help if he doesn’t do any front end/colour critical work. Maybe an under desk “bike” or treadmill.

If he’s up to it, schedule in a no-excuses weekly walk (other activities available) for you both. He’ll know it’s coming so he can wrap up his code/learning. He can always continue after if he really wants 😓

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Iren Korkishko Author

He's having an ergonomic chair and table (and special glasses). But it doesn't help. I think to suggest him at least to try working standing? What do you think?

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Jen

For sure. 15-30 mins per hour standing should help with the issues around sitting around all day. I have a foam pad to stand on so my feet don’t get sore. I know people to have gotten balance boards to burn a couple calories as they stand

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Iren Korkishko Author

Thanks! I hope we'll try this way soon. At least, this is the smallest step that might be having a good impact.