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Standing Desks: What I've Learned
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Curt Franklin
Curt Franklin,
User Rank: Strategist
6/20/2014 | 10:49:38 AM
A Standing Desk Fits My Work Style
I began using a "standing desk" back in the early 80s when I put my Selectric II on top of a filing cabinet in the office that I shared with a couple of other folks. I've been through a bunch of different desks but now I stand at a desk cobbled together from a postmaster's table and a drafting board. I have a drafting stool that I can use when I just need to get off my feet but in general I find that standing leaves my back and hips feeling much better at the end of the day.

My Aeron chair is now relegated to being a very expensive messenger bag holder most days.
Shane M. O'Neill
Shane M. O'Neill,
User Rank: Author
6/20/2014 | 10:28:00 AM
Best of both worlds
Seems like a standing desk is great for banging out emails other quick hits. But prolonged focus requires sitting. The way I see it, standing boosts your physical energy but sitting drives your mental energy. So I can see the value of an adjustable desk. On certain gloomy Mondays, the fetal position desk (Thank you Onion!) makes a lot of sense.
User Rank: Ninja
6/20/2014 | 9:01:34 AM
Haven't tried, but know several who do
I haven't really tried it yet, mostly due to cost for furniture from our corporate supplier, but I have several staff who have both a sitting location and a standing location in their office space at the office. They all like the standing option and probably use it as much as half the time. If it fits in the budget and physical space, I would recommend it.
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