I don't have any data to share, but was wondering how many people have a standing desk and how they like it? Recently my team brought this up in a team meeting and I was surprised how many people have caught the "bug", I am definitely rethinking how much time I spend sitting. Looking forward to your thoughts.
Hi @jtaylor - at my current workplace I do not have a standing desk, but at a previous workplace we had desks that were hydraulic, so we could easy shift from sitting to standing. I have to say it was very comfortable and convenient. I currently opt to work from some of the hightop tables ( that are scattered around our office floor) when my legs or "behind" are getting sore from sitting. But most recently I had surgery and could not sit at all, so I just worked for days straight from the hightop table. It's not perfect, but I am glad I had the option at least.
I know prices have come down quite a bit. Some desks start now at $300.
@nvecsei, those were two interesting reads! I like the idea of finding a balance, and finding ways to be more active in your day. I am lucky to work from home and although I have a "sit down" desk, I feel empowered to stand up during many meetings, and move around a little. Nobody can see me and wonder "what is she doing?" during the middle of a meeting. A nice perk. I am an active (perhaps fidgety) person by nature and so I'm most happy when I'm active. Some friends tell me I work out too much but on the flip side, would you ever tell anyone they sit too much???
Could you imagine someone bringing in a Dr's note for a swimming desk.
I've never used a standing desk personally but I would love the flexibility to switch between sitting and standing (other health benefits aside). When my back gets uncomfortable I stretch a bit (standing or sitting) and that helps. Are standing desks mainly an ergonomic benefit?
I'm enjoying the conversation and articles about standing desks as I have been also thinking about investing in a hydraulic desk for a long time. A little different spin on standing desks... my manager has a "treadmill desk" and is able to walk while she works! Thankfully we work from home and have options like that.
I have seen people walking on treadmills while working on a laptop, I am always astounded by people's coordination skills. Not me, unfortunately. My friend has a desk bike, which is basically a pedal system you can "ride" with your feet while working at a sitting desk. She lost 10lbs using that thing
I have had a standing desk for several years because of back issues and it has made a world of difference in my energy level especially at the end of the day. I used to go home grumpy with pain but when using s standup desk I feel great!
I just recently had one installed at my current desk and I forgot to invest in the standing pad for the floor. That makes a big difference!