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Stand up desk for schools

Post by toxicavenger » Thu Dec 22, 2016 7:54 am

I am pushing this at my daughters school right now. It is something I use at work/home also. I think it is a great decision. http://standupkids.org/

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Post by mellonb1 » Thu Dec 22, 2016 8:14 am

Very cool! I would love to see this at my girls school.

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Post by Chocodove » Thu Dec 22, 2016 8:15 am

I've been trying to get one of these at work for a while. I think they're a great idea.
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Post by HapaHapa » Thu Dec 22, 2016 9:17 am

I have a stand up desk at work and rarely sit (only to compare large drawings). The standing doesn't tire me out. I think we were meant to stand.
Stress on the other hand wipes me out.
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Post by jimyritz » Thu Dec 22, 2016 9:44 am

It's also very effective for kids who have adhd- it's something
my kids school is open to..

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Post by 5661nicholas » Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:07 am

Love the idea, my oldest boy can't sit still.....and I mean can't. Not sure if he has ADHD or not (he's about to get tested). For someone like him, this makes a lot of sense.


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Post by gwells » Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:34 am

our office is about 30% sit to stand workspaces. i haven't been at one yet, even tho we've moved around a couple of times. rumor is we'll be doing a shuffle again in the next month or two, so maybe i'll luck into one of them this time.

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Post by toxicavenger » Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:50 am

I am one of the few people at work who have a stand up desk. They will move your desktop up higher on the cubicle rails so that you have a permanent stand up desk. The one I have is a electric version though.

I have worked outside most of my career so I never needed a stand up desk.

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Post by sierra11b » Thu Dec 22, 2016 3:59 pm

I think it's a great idea. I'm like Wayne except not old.


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Post by CGSshorty » Thu Dec 22, 2016 9:57 pm

Terry, couldn't you just use a regular desk as a stand up desk?
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Post by poppydog » Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:10 pm

My boss uses a stand-up desk; I'm happy with my old-fashioned chair and sit desk, though :shh:
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Stand up desk for schools

Post by HapaHapa » Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:17 pm

CGSshorty wrote:Terry, couldn't you just use a regular desk as a stand up desk?
Can do partial standup with a small platform for keyboard and monitor(s).

I've got a large standup desk and a rectangular table off to the side where drawings pile up.
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Post by Sidheguitarist » Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:57 pm

Let me know when the zeitgeist moves to a "laying down and napping" desk.

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Post by bedlam » Fri Dec 23, 2016 1:48 am

toxicavenger wrote:I am pushing this at my daughters school right now. It is something I use at work/home also. I think it is a great decision. http://standupkids.org/

Check it out.
The evidence of benefit for standup desks is thin.

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shot ... s-benefits

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Post by toxicavenger » Fri Dec 23, 2016 10:35 am

CGSshorty wrote:Terry, couldn't you just use a regular desk as a stand up desk?
We use too. But our company said it was a liability. So they stopped doing it. It became a huge HR issue. It was stupid to say the least.

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bedlam wrote:
toxicavenger wrote:I am pushing this at my daughters school right now. It is something I use at work/home also. I think it is a great decision. http://standupkids.org/

Check it out.
The evidence of benefit for standup desks is thin.

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shot ... s-benefits
Carl, I agree to a certain extent. But I can tell you that for me it feels great. It isn't a end all, but sitting on your ass all day isn't the correct answer either. :salute:

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Post by CGSshorty » Fri Dec 23, 2016 10:53 am

toxicavenger wrote:
CGSshorty wrote:Terry, couldn't you just use a regular desk as a stand up desk?
We use too. But our company said it was a liability. So they stopped doing it. It became a huge HR issue. It was stupid to say the least.
I just figured a guy of your stature wouldn't need a special desk.
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Re: Stand up desk for schools

Post by toxicavenger » Fri Dec 23, 2016 10:54 am

CGSshorty wrote:
toxicavenger wrote:
CGSshorty wrote:Terry, couldn't you just use a regular desk as a stand up desk?
We use too. But our company said it was a liability. So they stopped doing it. It became a huge HR issue. It was stupid to say the least.
I just figured a guy of your stature wouldn't need a special desk.
Hahaha, mtf'er!!! :crybaby:

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Re: Stand up desk for schools

Post by bedlam » Sat Dec 24, 2016 3:40 am

toxicavenger wrote:
bedlam wrote:
toxicavenger wrote:I am pushing this at my daughters school right now. It is something I use at work/home also. I think it is a great decision. http://standupkids.org/

Check it out.
The evidence of benefit for standup desks is thin.

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shot ... s-benefits
Carl, I agree to a certain extent. But I can tell you that for me it feels great. It isn't a end all, but sitting on your ass all day isn't the correct answer either. :salute:
Mixing it up is a good idea. My wife has a workstation set up on the treadmill at home :-)

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Post by Ryeguy » Sat Dec 24, 2016 4:53 am

While appropriate for schools, I bought myself an Ergotron Workfit-P stand up desk platform. It is a platform on a hinged arm which clamps to your existing desk. I have my monitor on the platform as well as my wireless keyboard and wireless mouse. You can sit or stand as you want.

I think the other benefit, even while sitting, is you can lift the monitor up to eye level to help ease strain on the neck and upper shoulders (stop hunching). It was a good $200 purchase.

Regarding the health benefits, Carl is correct - simply standing isn't enough. You need to move around. I use a wireless headset for conference calls and will walk around my office or stand on a balance board. The stand up desk simply gets your butt off the chair which, to me, is the first step towards moving.

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Post by andrema » Sat Dec 24, 2016 9:40 am

Plus, there's more room underneath
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Post by toxicavenger » Sat Dec 24, 2016 1:03 pm

bedlam wrote:
toxicavenger wrote:
bedlam wrote:
toxicavenger wrote:I am pushing this at my daughters school right now. It is something I use at work/home also. I think it is a great decision. http://standupkids.org/

Check it out.
The evidence of benefit for standup desks is thin.

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shot ... s-benefits
Carl, I agree to a certain extent. But I can tell you that for me it feels great. It isn't a end all, but sitting on your ass all day isn't the correct answer either. :salute:
Mixing it up is a good idea. My wife has a workstation set up on the treadmill at home :-)
We have a walk/work station that we can reserve at work also. It is pretty sweet.

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Post by toxicavenger » Sat Dec 24, 2016 1:07 pm

Ryeguy wrote:While appropriate for schools, I bought myself an Ergotron Workfit-P stand up desk platform. It is a platform on a hinged arm which clamps to your existing desk. I have my monitor on the platform as well as my wireless keyboard and wireless mouse. You can sit or stand as you want.

I think the other benefit, even while sitting, is you can lift the monitor up to eye level to help ease strain on the neck and upper shoulders (stop hunching). It was a good $200 purchase.

Regarding the health benefits, Carl is correct - simply standing isn't enough. You need to move around. I use a wireless headset for conference calls and will walk around my office or stand on a balance board. The stand up desk simply gets your butt off the chair which, to me, is the first step towards moving.
I wish we could walk around while on conference calls. I work in a secure location so no wireless/bluetooth allowed. :crybaby:

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Post by gwells » Sat Dec 24, 2016 4:43 pm

My headset will cover almost the entire two floors of our space. Starts to get spotty in the cafe, which is the extreme furthest from my desk and one floor down.

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