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  • It keeps my legs from getting stiff.
  • Fat farks are going to keep eating and not moving. Having to stand up all day isn't going to change anything.
  • You can have my standing desk when you take it away from me faster than I can run after you.

    Which is pretty fast, considering that you're carrying a heavy assed standing desk.
  • ZAZ: It keeps my legs from getting stiff.


    Because all the porn is on your other computer.
  • Was it supposed to help weight loss? Really?  How?  Is gravity stronger if my blubber is further from the floor?

    I just always understood it helped with back problems.
  • wejash: I just always understood it helped with back problems.


    That was my understanding as it permitted workers to change positions to work the back and legs so there are no muscular or nerve problems caused by sitting all day.
  • every hour standing at your desk is roughly equivalent to one hour standing in a gym
  • ZAZ: It keeps my legs from getting stiff.


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  • I mean, I guess you could put a treadmill in front of a standing desk, but it's pretty obvious that merely standing up all day isn't going to make you lose weight.  Just think about every obese cashier you've seen while checking out from a store or restaurant.  Those people stand for their entire shift.

    I think it's about not sitting down for 8 to 12 hours a day.  It gets uncomfortable after a while.  Just think about your last road trip, as comfortable as car seats are these days I'm still willing to bet that you got out and stretched your legs at some point.

    Adjustable desks make sense, sometimes you want to stand, and sometimes you want to sit.
  • wejash: Was it supposed to help weight loss? Really?  How?  Is gravity stronger if my blubber is further from the floor?

    I just always understood it helped with back problems.


    Lol you never worked on a factory line.
  • "Sitting is the new smoking" is a tagline, not medical advice.

    ...and if it is, then Standing is the new Vaping: alleged to be "better" for you with no actual data to back it up.
  • electricjebus: I mean, I guess you could put a treadmill in front of a standing desk, but it's pretty obvious that merely standing up all day isn't going to make you lose weight.  Just think about every obese cashier you've seen while checking out from a store or restaurant.  Those people stand for their entire shift.

    I think it's about not sitting down for 8 to 12 hours a day.  It gets uncomfortable after a while.  Just think about your last road trip, as comfortable as car seats are these days I'm still willing to bet that you got out and stretched your legs at some point.

    Adjustable desks make sense, sometimes you want to stand, and sometimes you want to sit.


    Getting up and stretching every hour or so is a lot easier than trying to use a foot-pedal control while standing.
  • drjekel_mrhyde: wejash: Was it supposed to help weight loss? Really?  How?  Is gravity stronger if my blubber is further from the floor?

    I just always understood it helped with back problems.

    Lol you never worked on a factory line.


    You sound like you're young.  I've done manual labor most of my adult life and currently work at a factory.  So long as you lift things properly *with you legs, not your back* you're not going to fark your back up too much.

    Sitting all day however... it doesn't exactly hurt, but your back starts getting stiff.  Which makes you prone to injury.
  • common sense is an oxymoron: electricjebus: I mean, I guess you could put a treadmill in front of a standing desk, but it's pretty obvious that merely standing up all day isn't going to make you lose weight.  Just think about every obese cashier you've seen while checking out from a store or restaurant.  Those people stand for their entire shift.

    I think it's about not sitting down for 8 to 12 hours a day.  It gets uncomfortable after a while.  Just think about your last road trip, as comfortable as car seats are these days I'm still willing to bet that you got out and stretched your legs at some point.

    Adjustable desks make sense, sometimes you want to stand, and sometimes you want to sit.

    Getting up and stretching every hour or so is a lot easier than trying to use a foot-pedal control while standing.


    As a drummer, I have to agree.
  • electricjebus: drjekel_mrhyde: wejash: Was it supposed to help weight loss? Really?  How?  Is gravity stronger if my blubber is further from the floor?

    I just always understood it helped with back problems.

    Lol you never worked on a factory line.

    You sound like you're young.  I've done manual labor most of my adult life and currently work at a factory.  So long as you lift things properly *with you legs, not your back* you're not going to fark your back up too much.

    Sitting all day however... it doesn't exactly hurt, but your back starts getting stiff.  Which makes you prone to injury.


    I said a factory line. You stand in one spot all day. They even give you mats and other standing things TO HELP your back.
  • Some of the people at work have them.  One colleague says the standing desk helps him deal better with his sciatica.
  • drjekel_mrhyde: electricjebus: drjekel_mrhyde: wejash: Was it supposed to help weight loss? Really?  How?  Is gravity stronger if my blubber is further from the floor?

    I just always understood it helped with back problems.

    Lol you never worked on a factory line.

    You sound like you're young.  I've done manual labor most of my adult life and currently work at a factory.  So long as you lift things properly *with you legs, not your back* you're not going to fark your back up too much.

    Sitting all day however... it doesn't exactly hurt, but your back starts getting stiff.  Which makes you prone to injury.

    I said a factory line. You stand in one spot all day. They even give you mats and other standing things TO HELP your back.


    Yeah, the only one of those we got at my factory that gives me any problems was laid out for a woman roughly half my height.  I mean literally, they brought her out there when they were setting the conveyors up and made sure she could do her job.  If we're standing face to face and looking forward I wouldn't even see her and she'd be staring at my belly button.

    The problem with sitting down all day is indirect.  Your spine gets stiff, if you're not limber it doesn't take much to throw out your back... again, unless you're a younger person.
  • I've installed hundreds of adjustable height desks and these articles always miss the two most important benefits.

    1. Fixed height desks are at the perfect height for almost no one. Your perfect sitting height might be less than an inch up or down from the standard height but the comfort and ease that comes from that minor tweak can be huge.

    2. There is a psychological benefit that comes from being in control. A fixed height desk makes the decision for the user, an adjustable height desk lets the user decide. Fixed height desks are authoritarian, adjustable height desks are egalitarian.
  • cloudofdust: I've installed hundreds of adjustable height desks and these articles always miss the two most important benefits.

    1. Fixed height desks are at the perfect height for almost no one. Your perfect sitting height might be less than an inch up or down from the standard height but the comfort and ease that comes from that minor tweak can be huge.

    2. There is a psychological benefit that comes from being in control. A fixed height desk makes the decision for the user, an adjustable height desk lets the user decide. Fixed height desks are authoritarian, adjustable height desks are egalitarian.


    Do you think people who buy those god forsaken half height cubes for "increased collaboration" are going to pay the extra money for adjustable height desks?

    ... especially since adjustable height desks would require full height cubes?
  • That's not true subby! They also make the cartilage in your knees and ankles thinner.
  • wejash: Was it supposed to help weight loss? Really?  How?  Is gravity stronger if my blubber is further from the floor?

    I just always understood it helped with back problems.


    I mean, you do understand that it requires more energy to stand than sit, right?

    Evidently, according to the headline of tfa I haven't read, it doesn't overcome fatties being fat. But neither would a forced one mile daily march at work. Some people would just drink an extra soda pop. Those who wished to lose weight anyway would probably walk one less mile at home.

    I hit the gym at work sometimes. A two hour workout at the office gym doesn't help me lose weight that day; it saves me two hours of working out after work.
  • trialpha: cloudofdust: I've installed hundreds of adjustable height desks and these articles always miss the two most important benefits.

    1. Fixed height desks are at the perfect height for almost no one. Your perfect sitting height might be less than an inch up or down from the standard height but the comfort and ease that comes from that minor tweak can be huge.

    2. There is a psychological benefit that comes from being in control. A fixed height desk makes the decision for the user, an adjustable height desk lets the user decide. Fixed height desks are authoritarian, adjustable height desks are egalitarian.

    Do you think people who buy those god forsaken half height cubes for "increased collaboration" are going to pay the extra money for adjustable height desks?

    ... especially since adjustable height desks would require full height cubes?


    My company has done exactly that. Once you factor in ergonomic assessments, ergonomic accessories, and ergonomic-related worker's comp and disability claims, there's a cost savings.

    And they don't require full height cubes. The desk tops out at the height of the panel. Those low panels don't provide any real privacy even at sitting height, people's computer monitors do that job.
  • cloudofdust: My company has done exactly that. Once you factor in ergonomic assessments, ergonomic accessories, and ergonomic-related worker's comp and disability claims, there's a cost savings.

    And they don't require full height cubes. The desk tops out at the height of the panel. Those low panels don't provide any real privacy even at sitting height, people's computer monitors do that job.


    There's a cost savings to full height cubes as well; increased worker productivity. But they buy the damn half height cubes anyway because they're cheaper, and make up nonsense excuses to cover that up. They're not going to buy more expensive adjustable height cubes, even if there is a long term benefit.

    I can't even imagine the hell of adjustable half height cubes. Some people sitting down, others standing and towering over them. Ugh.
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