How you can study and work without wrecking your back! (Cheap and Eco-Friendly)

I am currently preparing an article on every single fix and self-treatment that I know to help people with lower back pain. Although the article is aimed squarely at hockey players, whose sport requirements, predispose them to lower back pain, it will be of use to anyone who experiences back pain.

I have wanted to try a standing desk for a while, but with Focal Desks in the price range of $2000-3000, it seemed a little unreasonable.

Here is an eco friendly, portable, cheap standing desk…made of cardboard. Hopefully you find the cardboard to be chic…but if you don’t, hopefully you’ll find it something to try out before investing in a more permanent desk.

Here’s the link to the desk:

Chairigami Standing Cardboard Desk

And if you want to know why you should consider standing while working, here are a few reasons:

  • Sitting is evil – especially for your lower back and hips
  • Sitting is evil – and turns off certain muscles that are key to your athletic success
  • Sitting is evil – pushes the heads of your femur forward in your hips, predisposing you to hip impingement and lack of hip flexion
  • And if you’re not buying what I’m saying, here’s a few more reasons provided by Mark at Mark’s Daily Apple here

I have yet to buy one myself, but let me know what you think!




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Jason at Train 2.0

2.0 was born from the belief that 1.0 isn't good enough. The way we're approaching coaching, training, and development for hockey needs to be rethought. My own lessons have led me to rethink the way it's being done and I can't help but write about it. I'm writing for my 12, 13, 14, 15 year old self who didn't have this resource. I'm writing for parents who are putting their dollars and trust in coaches who are wasting all of it. I'm writing because I hope it can make a difference.

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