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Standing Desk?



OK, this is one I haven't tried yet, but I find it intriguing. I'm thinking of getting a standing desk, so I stand at my computer instead of sitting. I worry that my feet would get too tired but I think it would be good for me not to be sitting so much.

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  • I don't have one yet but will getting one when we move to our new building. They have become common at the various offices, and people love them! I've noticed the folks who have them tend to be a lot less stressed. - by CFPUNKIN
  • I have used a standing desk for about a month and I really love it! The desk I have is on a hydraulic so I can lift it to the appropriate height or lower it back down at the touch of a button. I stand between 8-11 and then sit from 12-2 before returning to standing until 5. It's great for days when I have multiple sitting meetings outside my office, plus I sleep better, my hip no longer bothers me, and I feel more focused. - by K8TY88
  • I converted mine to ergonomic height and got a cushioned mat for standing. It gives me a nice change and keeps me more alert. You need to give yourself room to write or work as well as type which I did too, then I have a lower part for when I need to convert. I like it, I didn't burn more calories or anything but think it is better for my system and blood flow. - by KATETK
  • Still tweaking my standing desk, but it has helped with my back and hip pain. I can switch between standing and sitting as necessary, but haven't found the right hardware yet for adjusting my screen height. Am using reams of paper until I figure out something better. Works for me, but my boss thinks it's unsightly. - by KBEHNKE81
  • TDENDY83
    interesting idea but I do not think I could handle that added stress to my back... sometimes I am at my laptop for hours - by TDENDY83
  • I just learned about this item for your desk. It lets you easily switch between sitting and standing. Haven't decided yet. My boss is trying it out and he may buy it for me, so I'm holding out for that.

  • I love this idea and have also though the same thing, but there needs to be a way to lower it back down when you need to sit. - by PINKBUNNY61

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