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Old 11th February 2007, 12:48 AM   #11
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COOL. Please keep us posted. I think my partners would think I am crazy if I do this in the office, but maybe I could make the transition at my home office.

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Old 20th February 2007, 02:55 PM   #12
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For me it depends on the number of hours that you're gonna stand up. I think it's ok if you will only stand for like 3 hours but more than that will be painful and stressful for your legs and joints.

If you want you can have a high chair or stool so that if you feel tired already you can take some time out from standing and have some rest while sitting down.

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Old 21st February 2007, 06:10 PM   #13
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It's been a week now since making the transition to working standing up and I can report that I have a love/hate relationship with the setup. Fortunetly, I'm loving it more and hating it less as the days go on and I grow accustomed to standing so much.

The first problem I found was my feet hurt when standing for long periods. This is getting better as time goes on but I do think I need to get a rubber mat to stand on. Also, when my feet get tired, slipping on a pair of shoes really helps.

The next problem I had was my lower back was getting stiff. I think this is probably to be expecteded after working in a sitting position for so many years. Now that my body has been given time to get used to the setup I'm no longer having the back problems.

This weekend I bought a $20 bar stool so I could sit on it or lean against it periodically. This has helped as well. I've found that once I'm on the bar stool I'll only sit for a couple of minutes because I now prefer standing up. But, having the ability to lean back or sit for a couple of minutes really can help.

Something else that really helps is to just move. Kinda dancing back and forth a bit, bouncing on my toes, rocking side to side or even lifting one leg for a while can make it more enjoyable.

I love the fact that while working standing up I move around more and maintain better posture. I'll report back again in another week or so but at this point I think I'll will stick to the new working while standing up format.


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Old 22nd February 2007, 10:27 AM   #14
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Good to hear you finally threw on a pair of shoes

Silly, as it sounds - it does make a big difference.

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Old 22nd February 2007, 02:00 PM   #15
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I have an Uncle in Tucson Arizona who works for IBM. I visited him one day and his home office featured a large workspace that was a converted drafting table. The table was adjustable and would take the whole desk from normal level to standing level by turning a lever. I always wanted on of those.

Reading the topic, I Googled it a little and found this... now this is cool.

http://www.healthpostures.com/height...table-desk.cfm

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Old 22nd February 2007, 02:25 PM   #16
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Just make sure you don't lock your knees when you are standing still. It's bad for your knees, back and posture.

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Old 23rd February 2007, 08:31 AM   #17
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My first thought on all this was the pain that would be caused in my feet. I'm not a stand for long periods of time kind of guy so that would take some serious getting used to. But it would be cool to have the option. I like the thought of mechanical adjustable desks so you can go back and forth. Sometimes I just need to lean back and "think".

Oh, and I've found the solution to the problem of just sitting all day. I bought a pool table for the office... so I'm up and challenging employees to a game several times a day.

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Old 28th February 2007, 10:39 PM   #18
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i've been working standing up since jan and i love it. my rsi symptoms have decreased significantly. my arm, neck and back are more relaxed. i have a bar stool that i use when i need a shift. i highly recommend it!

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I have an Uncle in Tucson Arizona who works for IBM. I visited him one day and his home office featured a large workspace that was a converted drafting table. The table was adjustable and would take the whole desk from normal level to standing level by turning a lever. I always wanted on of those.

Reading the topic, I Googled it a little and found this... now this is cool.

http://www.healthpostures.com/height...table-desk.cfm

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wow.. that was really cool. like the matrix. i want one.

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Old 5th December 2010, 06:06 PM   #19
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I had a similar problem. My legs and butt always seem to tighten up when I sit all day. I assume from lack of circulation. Also a chronic bad back makes staying in one position all day a bit tough. I don't think I could be very productive WALKING at my desk, but if you can make this work, it would be great. (I listen to music or audio books while on treadmill, but actually doing work is a bit beyond my concentration level!
I created a simple platform that sits on top of my desk. Whenever I want to stand, I pop the stand on my desk and work standing for a few hours. I have to say it is a great solution for me.



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I would say work standing not agood idea it will lead to varicose veins and back problems at later age.

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