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To Stand or Not to Stand?

2013 April 23
by robertnew
My stand up desk set up.

My stand up desk set up.

Several weeks ago I changed my work desk to a standing desk. I spend 10 hours a day working at a computer. After a year and a half of discussing it, one of my coworkers changed over. A couple of weeks later I pulled the trigger. Our two desks was quite the novelty for sometime, people kept coming by and looking at them, standing behind them, commenting on them, and asking us questions.

We went cold turkey, no easing in to it, no sitting part of the time and standing part of the time. From sitting 40+ hours per week to standing. The first week or so was pretty rough. By the end of the day I would be pretty sore. Now, I can’t imagine going back.

Now we have a third coworker who is in process of changing over and a manager from a different department who has adopted a stand up desk routine. Perhaps more will give it a try in the future, I’ll keep you posted on the process.

The first lesson learned: good shoes and an anti-fatigue mat are a must!

Standing desks may not be for everyone, but if you decide to try it out, let me know. We can compare notes.

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