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If the human body isn't built for sitting 8 hours a day, I'm damn sure its not made for standing 8 hours a day (not mine at least!)



It's not made for being immobile. With a standing desk, I find I move around more.

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Agreed. It's not simply a question of standing over sitting; it's about moving.

I have a motorised desk (essentially the GeekDesk v2) and shift two or three times a day from sitting to standing to standing while leaning on a sitting stool (which you can do even if you don't have a robo-desk). Plus I move around frequently (kitchen, bathroom, fetch water, etc) and - don't knock it till you've tried it - have a dartboard for when I'm taking screen breaks.

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> kitchen, bathroom, fetch water, etc

& smoke! Anyone dares to admit?

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Body isn't build for smoking too.

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It's kind of funny that programmers don't want to sit, while waitresses and nurses and such would give anything to not have to stand all day.

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I've found that by standing at my desk I walk around MUCH more when I stop to think about a problem. Instead of leaning back in my chair and staring into space, I'll pace around the room and return. It doesn't seem like much, but it adds up very quickly.

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Then what is it built for doing 8 hours a day? Running? Swimming?

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