For the last 2 months I have been standing up at work. I’ve borrowed a rolling laptop cart to be my stand up desk. You can see from the pictures that it is adjustable and also has a mouse tray to the side.
The stand I am using is an instand, deluxe with roller wheels. Using a standup desk has been a great learning experience. The first week my feet were killing me. At the end of the day all I wanted was to sit down and take off my shoes. After about 5 days my feet got used to it.
I also found that people are very curious about the stand-up desk. I work in a large corporation and there are many cubes in my area. I would get about 1 person a week stopping over and asking me questions. Most of the questions were regarding health. Many people asked if I was doing this because of back issues. I find that interesting that everyone relates standing to back pains.
The reason I decided to give this a try was from an old email I found. I had wanted to know how long I had gmail and looked back at the oldest email I had in my account. I had forwarded an article about a future treadmill desk from one of the furniture makers. In that article they talked about the benefits of standing while working. I did a few searches and found that it is a growing trend and a health one. I’m not saying that I’ll die if I sit at work like this article, but standing could be healthier.
There are many solutions and desks available for standing, I chose this one because it wsa available. The only issue I have is that there are 3 rollers on the bottom and because of where I have it positioned one sticks out towards me while I am working.
Overall I have found that standing is a great way to work. I am not sure I could go back to sitting all the time. I have found that for some tasks sitting is more appealing. I find that I am most comfortable talking on the phone when seated. I also realized that If I am doing any type of heavy mouse usage that sitting helps.
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Hey Jim, just saw this post. I am from Anthro, maker of sit/stand desks and other adjustable height furniture. Right now we’re running a sale on our Elevate desks, which electronically adjust their height. Through the month of October, anyone can save 40% on these stand desks.
Here is the link: