10 Standing Desks To Help You get Thinner, Live Longer

Mike's Temporary Standing Desk

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temporary desk

credit: Michael Graham Richard

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It isn't hard to try it out to see if you are suited for a standing desk; TreeHugger Mike did it with Kleenex boxes. You have to give it a few weeks to get adjusted to it. Mike wrote that it took a while, but that it changed his life:

I have to say, the first 3 and a half weeks were a mixed bag. For a while, it felt like I was trading a set of problems for another one. My shoulder and arm were feeling better by the day, but my feet were killing me. I knew it would take a little while to adapt - especially since I wasn't used to standing for extended periods of time - but I didn't expect it to take over 3 weeks. The good news is that around the 4th week, my feet stopped hurting and my RSI problems have stayed mostly under control.