The evident for standing desk is sketchy at best. The latest research that I read up last year (iirc) said that the benefits aren’t conclusive and there may be a higher risk of cardiovascular disease, or circularity issues. A decent chair, and proper setup by trained OH people is the best solution, and work on a 50/10 routine. maximum 50 minutes at the desk, and 10 minutes actively moving around.
well the whole office are getting sit/standing desks in an upgrade (1600 desks) … so its definitely coming (our floor is due next year …but if I push I can get it earlier) and becoming widespread in the city … I used one at the old place and it helped keep the core on … you can always sit down for a bit periodically … and mix it up.
Might of been me that said that.
I worked for a client that had a desk that you could raise or lower depending on what height you wanted, they also had a good chair or a yoga ball or you could just stand.
As Kevsta says, you need not to be static for long periods. The advantage of the yoga ball is you’re making little adjustments to keep you upright. It’s odd and painful as your body adjusts but I think I worked well.
That was me with the gym ball. The problem is that is can also lead to muscle fatigue, is it not now recommended for long term (all day) use. Herman Miller Aeron chairs are awesome. I now have a second hand one at home, they are very expensive new.
I’ve got a standing desk after two back (disc) injuries in a row and it has made a massive difference. When my back hurts the only way to be comfortable is to walk which makes working difficult. I don’t stay standing all day as I’ve got one that folds down as my physio recommended I don’t stay in one position. I tend to stand for a while then walk around and sit when I get back.