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dapitts08
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"Anyone here use a standing desk?"


          

I am starting to have some knee problems and am thinking about copping one.

Any thoughts/suggestions from those using one?

I think I may want to go with one of those riser gadgets that would allow me to lower to sit when I want.

They are just so freakin expensive and ugly as hell lol

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When I worked at a call center we had the adjustable ones
Mar 19th 2015
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yeah that does the job but is sooooo ugly lol
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      that's my home office desk as well
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always thought it was a horrible idea...
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nobody does
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      exactly.
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      yup
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      Indeed
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My brother has one. He swears by it.. its got some cool details
Mar 19th 2015
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do you know which one he has?
Mar 19th 2015
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      Just texted him. He said, "Varidesk. Yes easy to adjust. Kicks ass."
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this new yorker article did a hilarious job of commenting on this fad
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they are standard at my job, well u can adjust pretty much
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dope!!!
Mar 19th 2015
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Varidesk check it out
Mar 19th 2015
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that is what i am looking at ... $350 on amazon :/
Mar 19th 2015
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      you can always do a bar height table...
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           thnx....lol....not sure why i didn't think about getting....
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                do you work off a laptop or desktop
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kinda
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my kitchen table is bar height so i can work standing.
Mar 19th 2015
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they just installed one in my office a month ago and I hate it
Mar 19th 2015
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why?
Mar 19th 2015
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      takes up too much space
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My Year at a standing desk (swipe)...
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that locust seat is dope....
Mar 19th 2015
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in stilleto's too...lol
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No, but I use a 70" Yoga Ball as my "chair"
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my wife uses one..
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ThisIs_ATruthThang
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1. "When I worked at a call center we had the adjustable ones"
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Was cool... Nothing special.

This one doesn't look so bad.

http://www.todaysclassroom.com/luxor-standup-cf60-60-inch-crank-adjustable-standing-desk/?gclid=CL7wgqnUtMQCFdgVgQodkLsAow




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dapitts08
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12. "yeah that does the job but is sooooo ugly lol"
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i work from home so this would be in my room

right now i have this: http://www.ikea.com/PIAimages/0209297_PE362861_S5.JPG

lol so my design snobbiness wants something functional and cute lol

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creating something of value and then
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22. "that's my home office desk as well"
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usually get props when ppl stroll thru

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legsdiamond
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2. "always thought it was a horrible idea..."
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who stands in a perfect position for a long amount of time?

exercising before/after work or moving around for a few minutes every few hours makes more sense IMO.

  

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11. "nobody does"
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>who stands in a perfect position for a long amount of time?
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>exercising before/after work or moving around for a few
>minutes every few hours makes more sense IMO.
>

Exercise before or after work doesnt negate the hours sitting in the desk.

Moving around a few minutes every hour is a great solution but most people (self included) who sit--end up forgetting or just not getting up and get tied to their chairs.


When I stand I find myself stretching, moving more. If I need, I can always switch to sitting.

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13. "exactly."
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the key to happiness is not being rich;
it's doing something arduous and
creating something of value and then
being able to reflect on the fruits of your labor

  

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23. "yup"
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28. "Indeed"
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>Moving around a few minutes every hour is a great solution but
>most people (self included) who sit--end up forgetting or just
>not getting up and get tied to their chairs.

When I'm at work I drink water constantly. Not just to stay hydrated, but it forces me to get up and pee a lot, which requires me to get out of my chair. I go to the bathroom like 10 times each work day.

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3. "My brother has one. He swears by it.. its got some cool details"
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It easily adjusts flat so you can go from standing to sitting with a push of a button.

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14. "do you know which one he has?"
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the key to happiness is not being rich;
it's doing something arduous and
creating something of value and then
being able to reflect on the fruits of your labor

  

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29. "Just texted him. He said, "Varidesk. Yes easy to adjust. Kicks ass.""
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...

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4. "this new yorker article did a hilarious job of commenting on this fad"
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http://www.newyorker.com/humor/daily-shouts/switched-standing-desk-now

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5. "they are standard at my job, well u can adjust pretty much "
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all to stand, i use that function about 3 times a week, it helps me stay focused and feels good. i stand until i get tired

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dapitts08
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21. "dope!!!"
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the key to happiness is not being rich;
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6. "Varidesk check it out"
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dapitts08
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8. "that is what i am looking at ... $350 on amazon :/"
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not sure i want to make that investment yet

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15. "you can always do a bar height table..."
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and bar height chair. you lose the comfy padded leather swivel desk chair option, but i personally don't actually sit enough to need a comfy desk chair.

  

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dapitts08
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20. "thnx....lol....not sure why i didn't think about getting...."
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>and bar height chair.

a higher chair....great solution!

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27. "do you work off a laptop or desktop"
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a former coworker bought a portable cart that you could height adjust for like 50 bucks and that was a great solution.

An even more spartan version of this

http://www.globalindustrial.com/p/office/computer-furniture/mobile-carts/rolling-laptop-cart-with-storage-22w-x-16d-x-44h-graphite?infoParam.campaignId=T9F&gclid=CjwKEAjw56moBRD8_4-AgoOqhV4SJADWWVCckRe5LbQ60pJR9pwvIVQgmYmwcV6IBdzxNS2dX9aEXxoC9Rvw_wcB

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7. "kinda"
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have a higher seat to go with it
and a stand for the feet

but yes technically its standing and has been very helpful for my back
when i remember to stand more often
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9. "my kitchen table is bar height so i can work standing."
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a typical standing activity is packing where i'm walking over to the "desk" inputting the data to print a label then walking over to my printer, getting my label, then going to my ironing board and putting the label on the mailer, putting the dress in the mailer, then rinse and repeat til my packages are all packed. i'm on my feet all day sometimes.

  

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10. "they just installed one in my office a month ago and I hate it "
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Fuck your fort!

  

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16. "why? "
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18. "takes up too much space"
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Fuck your fort!

  

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17. "My Year at a standing desk (swipe)... "
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http://www.fastcompany.com/3028686/my-year-at-a-standing-desk-and-why-ill-never-go-back

My co-worker recently had back issues so he had a makeshift one using empty file boxes to jack up the monitor, mouse and such at eye level.. it's supposed to temporary but he seems to like it a lot and may even get one installed by the job..

it definitely has it's benefits



  

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19. "that locust seat is dope...."
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but the gem for me in the article lol

i'm about to find me a good ole $20 ikea side table lol

i may have to scrap my idea of it being adjustable....

like ndibs said above..... i will likely cop a high bar stool to replace my current chair and wallah!!!

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25. "in stilleto's too...lol"
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24. "No, but I use a 70" Yoga Ball as my "chair""
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I was starting to have back and neck problems from bad posture.

I raise my monitors all about 6-9 inches so I don't have to bend down to see them and I got rid of my chair and replaced it with a yoga ball. Haven't had a problem since.

And when I'm in the office alone at night, I totally do crunches on my ball.

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26. "my wife uses one.."
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