Standing Desk

This article is part 1 of 7 in the series Standing Desk

I’ve recently been reading a lot about standing desks, and figured I should give them a try. A try, mind you — I’ll want to figure out how I am with them before committing any amount of time or money to them.

Why a standing desk you wonder? And what, pray tell, is that exactly? I’m glad you asked…

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Standing Desk: Week 1

This article is part 2 of 7 in the series Standing Desk

It’s been about a week now since I started using a makeshift Standing Desk. What have I learned? Short answer: pain.

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Standing Desk: Rationale

This article is part 3 of 7 in the series Standing Desk

Andy asked about the Standing Desk thing that I figure is worth answering in a quick blog post. It’s basically why a short burst of exercise isn’t enough to offset sitting still for hours on end.

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Standing Desk: Week 2

This article is part 4 of 7 in the series Standing Desk

This week, I have good and bad things to report. I’ll keep it short, though.

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Standing Desk: Week 3

This article is part 5 of 7 in the series Standing Desk

This’ll be even briefer than the previous post.

  1. No more back pain (yay!) unless I pull a 10+ hour day. Happens, but I shouldn’t do that anyway.
  2. No more foot pain (yay!) unless I pull a 10+ hour day. Rinse, repeat.
  3. Hardly any knee pain.

Pain in my knees is really what I was dreading the most. If I had cured my back pain at the expense of my knees, nothing would’ve been won. So I was careful, resting my legs as much as possible, etc. I did give up on the yoga mat for the time being, though… unfortunately, our tame killer rabbit would’ve mauled it.

It seems it was never the joint that was the trouble (what a relief!), but the tendons holding my knee straight-ish. If I move my knees a bit more, that relieves the pain immediately.

All in all, I’d call this progress from week one. Am I happy? Not quite yet, I want to be completely pain free. At this rate, next week should do it.