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Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Nov 22, 2018

Do you think standing desks are worth it?

I've read about the benefits of standing desks; but never used one. I'm not sure how comfortable I'll be working on my computer while standing. 

I'm curious to know if anyone's had experience of working on a standing desk. Do you think they are worth it? 

The whole of yesterday I spent in a crowded workshop area of one of our factories doing an electro-chemistry experiment that I used to do in my first job in 1960. I had to stand the whole time as it was not a regular lab and had no seating available. I enjoyed doing hands on work by myself but was totally tuckered out by the evening. I found that what one does without thinking when twenty years old is way different when eighty.

On one occasion I did use a standing desk to work on the computer. 

Thank you, but No, Thanks.

While it may help the posture and lower back, I doubt if the neck gets any benefit.

Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Nov 23, 2018

@Ramani Aswath sir, I'm required to be in front of the computer almost 6-9 hours daily; and I spend almost all that time. Of course, I do take short breaks in between; but I'm not sure if I'm doing enough. 

I tried setting up timer for 20-30 minutes; but I found out that I often ignored them thinking, "let me finish this before the break". 

Maybe I just need more discipline. What do our fellow engineers think? 

@Ankita Katdare ?

I agree that it can be a Catch22 situation.

Previously I used to spend hours at a stretch in the garden. Now I have started using the Pomodore Technique routinely. Being a CE, I cheat a bit though and set the timer to 25 minutes. The back does beg for a break even with that.

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