Home | Blog | Software | Reviews and Features | Forum | Help | Donate | About us
topbanner_forum
  *

avatar image

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
  • February 08, 2016, 12:58:39 PM
  • Proudly celebrating 10 years online.
  • Donate now to become a lifetime supporting member of the site and get a non-expiring license key for all of our programs.
  • donate

Last post Author Topic: Anyone here using a standing desk?  (Read 26795 times)

mouser

  • First Author
  • Administrator
  • Joined in 2005
  • *****
  • Posts: 35,715
    • View Profile
    • Mouser's Software Zone on DonationCoder.com
    • Donate to Member
Re: Anyone here using a standing desk?
« Reply #50 on: May 07, 2011, 09:17:55 AM »
Quote
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.


phitsc

  • Honorary Member
  • Joined in 2008
  • **
  • Posts: 1,162
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Anyone here using a standing desk?
« Reply #51 on: May 11, 2011, 08:42:24 AM »
A vote for the standing desk:

<a href="http://www.medicalbi...ng.org/sitting-kills"><img src="http://images.medica...g-is-killing-you.jpg" alt="Sitting is Killing You" width="500"  border="0" /></a><br />Via: <a href="http://www.medicalbillingandcoding.org">Medical Billing And Coding</a>

Deozaan

  • Charter Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • ***
  • Posts: 7,346
    • View Profile
    • The Blog of Deozaan
    • Donate to Member
Re: Anyone here using a standing desk?
« 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.


phitsc

  • Honorary Member
  • Joined in 2008
  • **
  • Posts: 1,162
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Anyone here using a standing desk?
« 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 ;)

Gothi[c]

  • DC Server Admin
  • Charter Honorary Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • ***
  • Posts: 857
    • View Profile
    • linkerror
    • Donate to Member
Re: Anyone here using a standing desk?
« 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!  :D

phitsc

  • Honorary Member
  • Joined in 2008
  • **
  • Posts: 1,162
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Anyone here using a standing desk?
« Reply #55 on: May 11, 2011, 03:32:01 PM »
or to chew standing, to burn even more calories  ;)

Gothi[c]

  • DC Server Admin
  • Charter Honorary Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • ***
  • Posts: 857
    • View Profile
    • linkerror
    • Donate to Member
Re: Anyone here using a standing desk?
« 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 :D

phitsc

  • Honorary Member
  • Joined in 2008
  • **
  • Posts: 1,162
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Anyone here using a standing desk?
« Reply #57 on: May 11, 2011, 03:33:54 PM »

phitsc

  • Honorary Member
  • Joined in 2008
  • **
  • Posts: 1,162
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Anyone here using a standing desk?
« 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  :)

40hz

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2007
  • **
  • Posts: 11,686
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Anyone here using a standing desk?
« 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!

<**expletive deleted**>

 ;)

40hz

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2007
  • **
  • Posts: 11,686
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Anyone here using a standing desk?
« 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  :)

You too? Hail fellow acolyte! Elen sila lumen omentilmo!


Did that ourselves during the last blizzard we had. Watched all three extended cuts. And then watched most of the 'extras' afterwards - with minor breaks for stretching, to prepare meals (eaten in front of the TV), replenish snack trays and drinks, and (human and dog) bathroom breaks. Great way to kill a whole day plus some. Especially when you're waiting for the roads to clear up enough so you can hire somebody to come over and shovel so you don't have to.

So, welcome to The Fellowship of 'The Fellowship of the Ring' Ring.

Boo-Yah Brother Mutant! With compliments from the FOTFOTRR - The Prancing Pony Chapterhouse. :Thmbsup: ;D

You are now 'officially authorized' to organize your own local chapter and make it (at least) an annual event!

 ;D



« Last Edit: May 11, 2011, 04:07:46 PM by 40hz »

Deozaan

  • Charter Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • ***
  • Posts: 7,346
    • View Profile
    • The Blog of Deozaan
    • Donate to Member
Re: Anyone here using a standing desk?
« 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  :)

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. :D


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. :-[


40hz

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2007
  • **
  • Posts: 11,686
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Anyone here using a standing desk?
« 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  :)

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. :D


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. :-[

You're in too then!  :Thmbsup:

Shades

  • Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • **
  • Posts: 1,959
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Anyone here using a standing desk?
« 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?  :P

Deozaan

  • Charter Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • ***
  • Posts: 7,346
    • View Profile
    • The Blog of Deozaan
    • Donate to Member
Re: Anyone here using a standing desk?
« Reply #64 on: May 11, 2011, 04:27:17 PM »
All in one sitting? :o :huh:


40hz

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2007
  • **
  • Posts: 11,686
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Anyone here using a standing desk?
« 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?  :P

You can be President!  :Thmbsup: ;D

Shades

  • Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • **
  • Posts: 1,959
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Anyone here using a standing desk?
« Reply #66 on: May 11, 2011, 06:26:23 PM »
If that was one sitting I should be "precious" instead of president!  :D

Josh

  • Charter Honorary Member
  • Joined in 2005
  • ***
  • Points: -5
  • Posts: 3,382
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Anyone here using a standing desk?
« 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.

barney

  • Charter Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • ***
  • Posts: 1,281
    • View Profile
    • Read more about this member.
    • Donate to Member
Re: Anyone here using a standing desk?
« Reply #68 on: May 16, 2011, 01:39:53 AM »
Don't know how I missed this thread  :).

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  ;D, guess there ain't any old-fashioned stenographers around any more  ;).

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.


Renegade

  • Charter Member
  • Joined in 2005
  • ***
  • Posts: 13,186
  • Tell me something you don't know...
    • View Profile
    • Renegade Minds
    • Donate to Member
Re: Anyone here using a standing desk?
« 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...

<This post has been interrupted by DontGetYurAssThrownInJailWare - your friendly program to censor your more explicit and legally damning posts. Have a nice day. ;D />
Slow Down Music - Where I commit thought crimes...

Freedom is the right to be wrong, not the right to do wrong. - John Diefenbaker

f0dder

  • Charter Honorary Member
  • Joined in 2005
  • ***
  • Posts: 8,934
  • [Well, THAT escalated quickly!]
    • View Profile
    • f0dder's place
    • Donate to Member
Re: Anyone here using a standing desk?
« 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? :) :) :)
- carpe noctem

barney

  • Charter Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • ***
  • Posts: 1,281
    • View Profile
    • Read more about this member.
    • Donate to Member
Re: Anyone here using a standing desk?
« 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  :-[.  Had a mail shop supervisor many years agone who was obese before it became trendy ... his ankles killed him  :)!  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  :P?


lanux128

  • Global Moderator
  • Joined in 2005
  • *****
  • Posts: 6,258
    • View Profile
    • Coding Snacks by Lanux128
    • Donate to Member
Re: Anyone here using a standing desk?
« Reply #72 on: July 18, 2011, 01:02:59 AM »
do take note that prolonged standing has been known to cause varicose veins.. ;)

http://rocketscience...g-desk-warnings.html
http://en.wikipedia..../wiki/Varicose_veins

Stoic Joker

  • Honorary Member
  • Joined in 2008
  • **
  • Posts: 6,125
    • View Profile
    • www.StoicJoker.com
    • Donate to Member
Re: Anyone here using a standing desk?
« 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?

kfitting

  • Charter Member
  • Joined in 2005
  • ***
  • Posts: 578
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Anyone here using a standing desk?
« Reply #74 on: July 18, 2011, 11:28:43 AM »
do take note that prolonged standing has been known to cause varicose veins.. ;)

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