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#1 compl3x

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 11:46

Does anyone have an experience with these? I keep reading about how sitting down for extended periods of time is going to kill us all, and that standing desks were all the rage a few months ago. Does anyone here use one of these regularly? How is it on your lower back, knees, ankles and feet?

 

I find it I stand for too long I get pins and needles in my thighs so I don't know if this is something I should invest in.

 

I'd be particularly interested to know what gamers think of them




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Posted 15 July 2014 - 11:49

Never used one myself.  I get up and walk around periodically throughout the day.  Or take walks at lunch.



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Posted 15 July 2014 - 12:14

Just the thought of a standing desk makes my back hurt, to me they're just another trendy thing for the young ones to claim they use, but in reality rarely used 



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Posted 15 July 2014 - 12:22

  1. My monitor is on a wall mount which I can tilt upwards; every so often I can maneuver the monitor so I can  stand at my desk for a short period. If it was at eye level I think I could stand there much longer.


#5 wv@gt

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 12:28

I worked retail for a few years and my body grew used to standing all day, but the difference though is that I was constantly moving around. Standing desks are good, but the biggest issue I have is that you are standing still which isn't as good as standing and moving.  Now that I have an office job, I've gotten used to sitting again, but I definitely feel it more in my back.  



#6 +Vykranth

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 12:31

I am going to go with what techbeck said: get up and walk a little bit every one or two hours if possible. Just a little trip to the water cooler.

Works great with the pomodoro





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