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  • #1838
    Susana
    Susana
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    I have been looking at standing desks since it appears that sitting is the new smoking in terms of wreaking havoc with our health. I am still undecided. I understand that being sedentary all day is not good, but I would think that standing all day could lead to back pain. I think the key is to take breaks from sitting every couple of hours. Does anyone have a standing desk and what are your thoughts about it?

  • #1843
    Laina
    Laina
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    I have never heard of standing desk. Do you have the option to sit at all (Like does it have a way to move down if you wanted it too). I don’t think I’d enjoy standing all day. I already do a lot of running around the house with my 2 year old. I’ll have to research these some more.

  • #1901

    sarah
    Participant

    I’ve seen treadmill desks before, and I’m fairly interested in getting one eventually. It is difficult to get my walks in on busy days, and a treadmill desk would eliminate that particular problem. In the meantime, I have a yoga ball chair. It helps with back pain, and I’ve noticed a bit difference in my posture.

  • #2397

    Jasper15
    Participant

    They have standing desks at my doctor’s office. While I was earning my degree online, my doctor told me that she really recommends that I get a desk like that and if I couldn’t find one then to stack a bunch of books under my laptop on the table so that I could get the benefits of standing. I like the idea of these desks, but I don’t think I would be able to do it for a full eight hours.

  • #2407
    Sanoa
    Sanoa
    Participant

    I would like a standing desk, but I do want the option to be able to sit sometimes as well. I haven’t really looked into my options yet. The treadmill desk sounds awesome in theory, but it’s hard for me to read, much less type, while on a treadmill so I don’t think it would work well for me.

  • #2807

    Justine
    Participant

    I have seen standing desks and I have been seriously thinking about getting one of these. I would like one that gives you both the option to stand as well as sit because I too think that standing all day leads to back pain. I can not see myself using a treadmill desk though, I don’t think I would get much work done with that one.

  • #2833

    Gennie
    Participant

    I’ve never tried a standing desk and now my curiosity is peaked. Do you actually stand or lean against a seat? Standing all day could be as painful as sitting all day. I’d probably prefer to invest in an ergonomic chair and get up and walk around.

  • #3065

    Luna L.
    Participant

    Can anyone actually point to what it is about standing versus sitting that’s supposed to be more beneficial? I too have heard of standing desks but am unclear on how it works with your body for long periods of time.

  • #3069
    Amanda
    Amanda
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    Standing desks have been shown to lessen back pain and can help burn calories. I will say that you need a good balance of sitting and standing to really make a difference with pain. Standing all day can be just as hard on your body as sitting all day so if you are uncomfortable, sit down. I like the adjustable desks personally, that way you can adjust when it’s needed. I really think before anyone invests in a standing desk they do research to see if it’s right for them. There are so many studies and articles about them online, I would read everything. I am thinking of adding my own article on wahtips soon although I don’t have a whole lot of personal experience with standing desks yet so I have been putting it off.

    If anyone else on here has a lot of experience with them though and wants to write an article for wahtips, let me know. It’s $20 per 1,000 word article.

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