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Author Topic: Anyone here using a standing desk?  (Read 18513 times)
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« Reply #50 on: May 07, 2011, 09:17:55 AM »

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A friend who saw the photo told me that to complete the setup I should make a low chair and put my old chair on top of it.

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« Reply #51 on: May 11, 2011, 08:42:24 AM »

A vote for the standing desk:

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« Reply #52 on: May 11, 2011, 02:43:39 PM »

I sit almost all day every day and I'm not obese. I'm actually underweight.
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« Reply #53 on: May 11, 2011, 03:16:06 PM »

I sit almost all day every day and I'm not obese. I'm actually underweight.

But at what angle, that's the question Wink
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« Reply #54 on: May 11, 2011, 03:29:27 PM »

So, If I am to believe this infographic, then eating gum while sitting would consume more energy than standing?
So, obviously the solution is not to get a standing desk, but to chew more gum!  cheesy
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« Reply #55 on: May 11, 2011, 03:32:01 PM »

or to chew standing, to burn even more calories  Wink
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« Reply #56 on: May 11, 2011, 03:32:43 PM »

Also, according to the graphic each extra hour of TV = 11% extra death risk,
So by that logic, watching 10 hours of TV would instantly drop you dead cheesy
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« Reply #57 on: May 11, 2011, 03:33:54 PM »

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« Reply #58 on: May 11, 2011, 03:34:49 PM »

I have actually once watched the Lord of the rings trilogy in a row. That must be close to 10 hours. And loooots of snacks too  smiley
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« Reply #59 on: May 11, 2011, 03:43:00 PM »

I sit almost all day every day and I'm not obese. I'm actually underweight.

That's great!

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« Reply #60 on: May 11, 2011, 03:56:27 PM »

I have actually once watched the Lord of the rings trilogy in a row. That must be close to 10 hours. And loooots of snacks too  smiley

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« Reply #61 on: May 11, 2011, 04:05:16 PM »

I have actually once watched the Lord of the rings trilogy in a row. That must be close to 10 hours. And loooots of snacks too  smiley

It's closer to 12 hours if you have the extended versions.

My brother and I had a tradition every Christmas to watch the LotR movies in the theaters, so the 4th year when they were all released we did the extended cut marathon. cheesy


Another time a couple years ago my wife and I met a woman approximately our age who was very small and had short curly hair. I later told my wife that this small woman reminded me of a hobbit. My wife didn't know what that was, so I turned on the first movie to show her and we ended up watching the entire trilogy. embarassed
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« Reply #62 on: May 11, 2011, 04:08:36 PM »

I have actually once watched the Lord of the rings trilogy in a row. That must be close to 10 hours. And loooots of snacks too  smiley

It's closer to 12 hours if you have the extended versions.

My brother and I had a tradition every Christmas to watch the LotR movies in the theaters, so the 4th year when they were all released we did the extended cut marathon. cheesy


Another time a couple years ago my wife and I met a woman approximately our age who was very small and had short curly hair. I later told my wife that this small woman reminded me of a hobbit. My wife didn't know what that was, so I turned on the first movie to show her and we ended up watching the entire trilogy. embarassed

You're in too then!  Thmbsup
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« Reply #63 on: May 11, 2011, 04:16:08 PM »

I watched the trilogy in the cinema, the extended trilogy on DVD (twice) and the extended trilogy on BluRay...Where do I fit in?  tongue
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« Reply #64 on: May 11, 2011, 04:27:17 PM »

All in one sitting? ohmy huh
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« Reply #65 on: May 11, 2011, 05:51:36 PM »

I watched the trilogy in the cinema, the extended trilogy on DVD (twice) and the extended trilogy on BluRay...Where do I fit in?  tongue

You can be President!  Thmbsup Grin
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« Reply #66 on: May 11, 2011, 06:26:23 PM »

If that was one sitting I should be "precious" instead of president!  cheesy
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« Reply #67 on: May 13, 2011, 06:00:30 PM »

Betanews had an article about this today. Perhaps some more insight into the idea of a standing desk.
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« Reply #68 on: May 16, 2011, 01:39:53 AM »

Don't know how I missed this thread  smiley.

The sitting/standing controversy has been going on for at least a good fifty (50) years.  Prolly longer, but I'm only aware of that time span.  As an old - then young - cripple, I've been through more desk/chair height configurations than most folk even know exist.  There is no single answer, as too much of the answer is dependent upon the physics of a given body.  Someone who weighs 300-400 pounds will not fare well at a standing desk - knees and ankles in particular will suffer, but lower back will be affected as well.  On the other hand, someone 4'11" and ninety (90) pounds will do much better.

The physics - read ergonomics - of any desk have an effect on carpal tunnel, lower back, upper back between the shoulders, neck, shoulders & collarbone area whether sitting or standing.  And the chairs for most desk configurations are seldom optimal for long-term desk usage.  And if it's a standing desk, it had best be the right height for you, or there will be suffering.  (Of course, the same thing is true of a sitting desk/chair combo.)

Over the years, I've used several variants of the ball chair, the knee chair (very good for my back, posture wise, but hell on the knees regardless how well padded), some specialty multi-adjustable office chairs.  The best thing I've found to date - for me - is an old-fashioned stenographer's chair, but they're getting damned hard to find  Grin, guess there ain't any old-fashioned stenographers around any more  Wink.

Anyway, half-a-century of direct experience has convinced me there is no one-solution-fits-all answer to this particular conundrum.  Basically, you'll just have to experiment to see what works best for you - but don't expect it to work for everyone - or anyone? - else.

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« Reply #69 on: May 25, 2011, 07:47:32 AM »

Good grief... That graphic has definitely motivated me. Scary stuff.

I saw a video with a computer/science fellow using a tread mill while working (he was walking).

So I think I may end up trying something like that. I sit way too much and I'm not losing weight. I'm fat and need to get rid of it. (Well, not that fat -- but fatter than I'd like. I'm not round or anything.)

Oh yeah, and Deozaan... for sitting all day and not gaining weight...

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« Reply #70 on: July 17, 2011, 06:41:03 PM »

"1 in 3 Americans is obese".

And that has everything to do with sitting rather than standing, and nothing to do with the kind of food being eaten and other lifestyle choices, right? smiley smiley smiley
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« Reply #71 on: July 17, 2011, 07:54:43 PM »

A telling point, sirrah!  I'm in that borderline country between the one (1) and the other two (2) (of your "1 in 3 Americans is obese" statement.  I.E., not fat, not trim, but definitely overweight  embarassed.  Had a mail shop supervisor many years agone who was obese before it became trendy ... his ankles killed him  smiley!  No way he could have used a standing desk.  Some days 'twas all he could to to walk from the entrance to his desk.  Someone in that shape - very round - is not gonna do well at a standing desk.  On the other hand, in that same mail shop, there was an admin, maybe five (5) feet tall, about 110 pounds, give or take five (5), who was just too plain damned lazy to stand at a desk, although she'd not have had a [known physical] problem doing it.

Methinks the standing desk advocates are more prone to advertising implying their physical prowess than they would have us believe, but, then, what do I know  tongue?

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« Reply #72 on: July 18, 2011, 01:02:59 AM »

do take note that prolonged standing has been known to cause varicose veins.. Wink

http://rocketsciencesense...anding-desk-warnings.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Varicose_veins
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« Reply #73 on: July 18, 2011, 06:56:21 AM »

Hm... So if we put that with Phitsc's slide 3 (from above) that says chewing gum uses more energy than standing. We can conclude that it is safer to sit down, as long as you're chewing gum.

Or for an even tougher sell...How much energy does smoking require?
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« Reply #74 on: July 18, 2011, 11:28:43 AM »

do take note that prolonged standing has been known to cause varicose veins.. Wink

Come on, this statement is science not objective proof!   Grin  Here's an article "proving" the opposite.
http://www.veins.co.uk/new_myths_about_vv_standing.htm
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