Stand in the place where you work
January 30, 2013 2:18 PM Subscribe
Should I get a standing desk? Please share your pros and cons, and any tips!
posted by Miko to work & money (27 answers total) 23 users marked this as a favorite
We're moving to a new office with new stuff, and I'm thinking about requesting a standing desk there. I used to be a fit person but my sedentary job is not doing me any favors. I work at a desktop workstation about 4 hours/day, and the rest of the time is mostly spent sitting in meetings.
What should I be aware of before I make the jump?
Are there "accessories" you'd recommend that I should put in for at the same time, like a tall stool for days when I've had enough standing, or a mat to stand on?
I expect I will still have a small meeting table and some office chairs as well as the workstation.
If you switched, did you like it, hate it, or something in between? Did you notice an improvement in your health at all, or not really?
Thanks for your responses!