So standing desks have been around for a while now, I wanted to give it a go mainly for health reasons but didn’t want to fork out £1000 of pounds for dedicated equipment, so I measured up an old Ikea coffee table I had lying around and managed to cobble together something useful.
I have been suffering from some small back niggles here and there, this may have been caused by exercise like weight lifting or cycling but when I sit down at my desk to work or study, after an hour or so the small niggles seem to get worse and I generally feel bad. I also find I feel alot more bloated after sitting at my desk for a while.
These reasons coupled with the fact that my office chair is very old and I would need to replace it soon meant that it was never a better time to give standing at my desk a shot.
Below are some images of my desk as it is currently. I have ordered a fatigue mat, just to ease the pain from the soles of my feet.
Lets see if I gain any benefits from standing all day. Unfortunately my client doesn’t have standing desks so the days I am in the clients office I will still be sitting.