If you tend to spend quite a bit of time at your desk in your home in front of a computer, you've probably tried a few different configurations to make things more comfortable. With laptops, it's easy to just pick up your computer and change locations. However, there are quite a few benefits from using a standing desk.
Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld swears by them, the only problem is that getting a standing desk can be expensive. If you check out that wiki link to the standing desk entry on Wikipedia, you'll find an photo of Mr. Rumsfeld at his desk!
We think that if sitting long hours in a chair gets uncomfortable for your back, trying out a standing desk like this, especially if it's a hacked one, is definitely a good idea. It's been shown that changing working position once every few hours is healthier than just sitting at the same one for the whole day.