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From: P...... (Itsmeagain2)3/1/18 4:32 PM 
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 73506.1 

Looks like those stand up work desks are not so healthful after all, 

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/business/ct-biz-standing-desks-health-study-20180227-story.html

 

 
From: kidmagnet (Ben) (Kidmagnet) DelphiPlus Member Icon3/7/18 11:08 PM 
To: P...... (Itsmeagain2)  (2 of 35) 
 73506.2 in reply to 73506.1 

What is the difference between someone at a "standing desk" and a cashier or someone else that works at a counter all day. on their feet, typing, answering calls etc?

 

 
From: MerlinsDad3/8/18 12:28 AM 
To: kidmagnet (Ben) (Kidmagnet) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (3 of 35) 
 73506.3 in reply to 73506.2 

We have starting using a standing desk at the library instead of the traditional big desk.  I have two totally contradictory opinions on it.  1) It seems to aggravate my sciatic, and I'm in pain much of the time.  Will see my physician soon now that my physical therapy for bursitis appears to be nearing an end; 2)  I actually like it.  I've spent most of my career standing (actually moving) and feel that it is good for my health.  I don't "stand" at the desk unless I'm actually helping a customer make out a card or a similar activity.  There's plenty to do, and I keep moving, which is also a way to get a modest amount of exercise -- it's tiring to keep moving, but I've been doing it for many, many years.  I would not want to stand at the desk as some of my colleagues do.  I think that could be tiring and possibly detrimental to one's legs and back.  There is absolutely nothing in my makeup that would be comfortable being immobile for long periods. 

 

 
From: P...... (Itsmeagain2)3/8/18 7:29 AM 
To: kidmagnet (Ben) (Kidmagnet) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (4 of 35) 
 73506.4 in reply to 73506.2 

I guess there is no difference!

Kidmagnet said...

What is the difference between someone at a "standing desk" and a cashier or someone else that works at a counter all day. on their feet, typing, answering calls etc?

 

 

 
From: kidmagnet (Ben) (Kidmagnet) DelphiPlus Member Icon3/10/18 11:24 AM 
To: MerlinsDad  (5 of 35) 
 73506.5 in reply to 73506.3 

I agree - sitting or standing too long is not in my make up or comfort zone either!

I hope you get some relief with your sciatic pain.

 

 
From: Joy (jrb11)3/10/18 8:01 PM 
To: P...... (Itsmeagain2)  (6 of 35) 
 73506.6 in reply to 73506.1 

We are supposedly getting desks once our office is repaired and rebuilt that can be adjusted for sitting or standing.

They say they'll have three levels. I am not sure what the third one would be.

 

 

 
From: MerlinsDad3/10/18 8:36 PM 
To: kidmagnet (Ben) (Kidmagnet) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (7 of 35) 
 73506.7 in reply to 73506.5 

Thank you.

Me, too, and soon.

  • Edited March 10, 2018 8:36 pm  by  MerlinsDad
 

 
From: MerlinsDad3/10/18 8:38 PM 
To: kidmagnet (Ben) (Kidmagnet) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (8 of 35) 
 73506.8 in reply to 73506.5 

Walking seems to help, although it's more tiring.

 

 
From: kidmagnet (Ben) (Kidmagnet) DelphiPlus Member Icon3/10/18 11:15 PM 
To: Joy (jrb11)  (9 of 35) 
 73506.9 in reply to 73506.6 

Maybe it's in motion... like a carousel lol

 

 
From: kidmagnet (Ben) (Kidmagnet) DelphiPlus Member Icon3/10/18 11:16 PM 
To: MerlinsDad  (10 of 35) 
 73506.10 in reply to 73506.8 

Yes - been there and it's unpleasant no matter what you do!

 

 
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