| 7:32 am on May 2, 2009 (gmt 0)|
I have several workstations on my local net. One standing, one sitting, and (ahem) one reclining (the sofa!) Obviously I don't do the same kind of work at station three I do at station one and two. Also find that my scanning station (one) is easier to work. Station two is where I bang the keyboard most aggressively. I limit my sitting time to about 50-70 minutes. Standing to as long as I like. I then ride (sometime during the day) 12-24 miles on the bike. That's one-two hours the way I ride. Any work undone at the end of the day is done at station three...though most of the time that "work" is catching up with news, reading books, or watching what I missed on TV/film or listening to music. Night time hours I might use any of the three stations to do WW.
I don't have back pain or feet that hurt but I attribute that to getting away from the work place on the bike, doing grocery etc., meeting folks, and using the eyeballs to look at distant objects, ie.: cars that might run me down! :)
And there's nothing wrong with having the perfect chair! Best investment one can make in this kind of business.
| 7:52 pm on May 2, 2009 (gmt 0)|
Thank you !from someone with a sore wrist, swollen feet, a back ache, stiff neck and blurry vision...........guess I'll take a walk.
| 8:00 pm on May 2, 2009 (gmt 0)|
what you need is a combination of the two, sitting and standing
| 12:40 pm on May 4, 2009 (gmt 0)|
Yes, walking is great. I take 1 hour walks every other morning before starting working.
| 4:30 am on May 5, 2009 (gmt 0)|
The biggest benefit "ergonomics wise" is to get up from the keyboard ON YOUR FEET for at least five minutes every 55... Better yet 15 minutes every hour. The query was standing to work and, as observed, there are some issues as regards that position over an eight hour day. The problem is the keyboard and mouse... they lock you into a position---whether sitting or standing---and it is the lack of MOVEMENT which causes the problems associated with circulation, muscle pain, or even joint deterioration. Our bodies were designed to MOVE and our health depends on MOVEMENT to burn off toxins, absorb nutrients and maintain optimal cardio-vascular performance. Even making small changes can have large benefits.
| 8:51 pm on May 5, 2009 (gmt 0)|
There was some famous person who has one of those standing desks and I can not remember who it is. I had never even heard of such a thing until I saw them doing it.
It seems like a good idea but I wont do it. I have to get up and walk around the building a couple times an hour anyways.
| 9:28 pm on May 5, 2009 (gmt 0)|
One of my former partners had a standing desk. Very cool.
| 7:46 am on May 6, 2009 (gmt 0)|
|There was some famous person who has one of those standing desks and I can not remember who it is. I had never even heard of such a thing until I saw them doing it. |
The famous person is Donald Rumsfeld.
| 1:42 am on May 26, 2009 (gmt 0)|
Very common with movie/film editors.
| 3:19 pm on May 26, 2009 (gmt 0)|
|The famous person is Donald Rumsfeld. |
I think you are correct. It might have been a 60 Minutes segment.