My feet are sore, but I definitely felt more energy throughout the day.
There's a lot of research about the negative impacts of sitting - including a huge increase of heart attack independent of smoking or diet.
Anyone else have one? What are your experiences?
Sorry if this is a doublepost - I didn't see my last thread pop-up.
Ok - I'll help this thread along...people who sit for most of the day are 54% more likely to have heart attacks.
Independent of smoking, regular exercise or diet.
Anyone remember those kneeling chairs that were a fad for a quick minute a while back? I guess they weren't all that.
R2 - I think the problem with kneeling chairs is that you moved from one static position to another static position.
Standing will keep you more consistently in motion - shifting weight from one side to another.
I loved those, R2. Most people didn't like the pose. I've seen a few people fall out of them trying to stand up. They were like a dare.
OP, do you have a rail to rest your foot upon? Most of the DIY blogs feature a foot rail so you can shift your weight.
The kneeling chairs were the Earth shoes of office furniture.
R4 - no - I haven't looked into a rail rod. I was going to purchase a gel cushion mat to help the feet.
Let me just say - I got stares all day long. I jury rigged a desk together at no expense to see what is what like.
I know it's the first day and all - but surprisingly, it was pretty good. It will take sometime for my body to get used to it - but I'm looking forward to the other benefits - more core strength, weight loss, increased productivity, etc.
You could just place an oblong box in front of you for the rail.
R4/R7 - do you have a standing desk? What's your experience?
Is it all they've been saying or is it difficult?
I did the same as OP - improvised by placing an old reading stand on top of a service counter. I could greet customers and run around the shop without getting up from a desk every time.
When I started, the antique mall experienced a lot of shoplifting because dealers would hunker down at a table and ignore customers.
Greeting customers and walking around put an end to many of them. I caught a couple who used an empty covered baby stroller as well as an asshole who slipped things out a backdoor without tripping any alarms. Took pictures. They never returned.
I know a lawyer who works at a standing desk. She loves working standing up.