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Twenty Minute Stand-up

I can’t remember where I heard this — I think it was on Wil Wheaton’s tumblr.  But there was something that said if you work at a desk job, like I do, you should stand-up every 20 minutes.  This will mark a change in your physiology, mostly because man isn’t meant to sit for eight hours at a time.  Something to do with blood pooling maybe?

If anyone knows if there’s science behind this, I’d love to know.  But I could do worse things with my body than stand up every once in a while.  The difficulty is that there’s no way I’m going to remember to do that, unless someone tells me.  Nor will I be motivated — I’m comfy, dammit.

But I’m a programmer, so I made a nice little miniware program that goes off continuously every 20 minutes with a pleasant reminder.  All I need to do is stand up and sit back down.  (Yeah, I guess this is a humblebrag post).

So far, one day gone, not noticed a change.  Although, I’m not sure what change I’m supposed to notice, or how long until I see those results.  If something does happen, I’ll let you know.

Eric Juneau is a software engineer and novelist on his lunch breaks. In 2016, his first novel, Merm-8, was published by eTreasures. He lives in, was born in, and refuses to leave, Minnesota. You can find him talking about movies, video games, and Disney princesses at where he details his journey to become a capital A Author.

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