ShinChan- some good lifestyle tip in their too,
Originally Posted by thethule
I'm sorry, but having someone use a treadmill right next to my desk would annoy the crap out of me (sound and movement). I don't mean this personally, but that is ridiculous. Its like something from a sketch show....."presenting the tradmill desk!".
Well, considering the noise output is the same as your average tower, you wouldn't even notice it, just like the folks who sit around me. Way less annoying than cheap headphones guy, haha, you know that guy!
As far as things that sound like they are from a sketch show, here are a few for you...(again, I used to sit, so I know what its like)
-This group of 22-25yo CG artist, gets winded when we go for lunch and walk up a slight incline
-Yeah, that's his third energy drink...for sitting at the desk
-Your tired from sitting all day, and your going to sit at home?
- My co worker, is jitterbugging around half the day at his desk, kicking his feet because he is malnourished, but full of stimulants.
, Shall I go on?
"Don't take this personally", but I find rotting on your bum or static all day "ridiculous" , then running off after work for 40min (less than half the week) to try and make up for it, a torturefest. As for ridiculous, consider most of the artists around you are full grown adults and have a desk full of action figures and vinyl toys, along with other decorations, dojo screens, odd lamps etc. We are artists, embrace this ridiculousness, and be happy you don't work in a sterile cubicle.
Like I said its a lifestyle choice, like any other. Humans were never meant to be sitting static at a desk half the day, its just become the social norm, like many other odd daily functions. I always thought desks should have been designed for the humans using them, and less for machines we plop on them.
For the first 6 years of my 10 years in the industry I sat too, so I know what its like to almost doze off after your heavy lunch, run out for coffee to stay up, feel lethargic after work from no physical output, etc.... Unlike the chair co.'s, gyms, crossfit fad diets, I am not trying to make a buck off anyone touting a fad, just hear to tell my experiences and observations. Its up to you, get slowly sick (frog in the pot analogy
), or make some sustainable life choices that will only benefit you in the current-and near future...I mean, have you seen some of the artists in our industry in our upper 30's-40's, ask them, would they have done anything differently, its up to you to listen and learn.