04-26-2020, 01:53 PM
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I've been spending more time at my computer now while avoiding contact with other people, and I can feel the strain in my back, where I've had disk problems and surgery.  I have a good office chair with an added lumbar support cushion, but my chiropractor previously had also recommend that I use a standing desk.  I have tried putting my all-in-one monitor and keyboard on a relatively sturdy rectangular plastic tub that raises them about 16 inches, and I have found that I do OK with that setup for awhile.  But then I feel like sitting down for awhile, and it is really a chore to take the stuff off the tub and put it back on the real desk.  After researching online, I think that one of the gas-spring adjustable desk converter stands (ranging in price from about $100 to $200 for what I would want) might work well for me, allowing me to alternate between sitting and standing with a simple height conversion of the stand.  But I am not sure if it is worth the cost.

Any of you who have tried the converter stands, please let me know your experiences and recommendations.  Thanks.

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 04-26-2020, 02:13 PM
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Standing desks are great, and make a huge difference in preventing, or resolving, back issues arising from too much sitting.  I use a VariDesk converter, which sits on top of a regular desk.  I work standing  all day, every day.

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 04-26-2020, 02:39 PM
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Thanks, Ricardo.  I think that if I end up getting one, it will be one of the easily-chanaged gas pneumatic-spring types like that.

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 04-26-2020, 02:59 PM
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I also have a varidesk at work, which I like because it has separate levels for mouse/keyboard. The one I use is 4 years old and doing quite well (and we have 10+ of this type on premises). If you do go this route, consider getting a mat like the one below. I do not stand for more than 2-hours at a stretch, even with the mat - being mostly stationary kills my lower back.


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 05-02-2020, 10:56 PM
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I got a standing desk at work after I developed shoulder issues, and it's been a blessing. Definitely get a mat to stand on though, as your feet might be upset otherwise.

I could lower the desk if I wanted to at work, but I find that if I need to have a sit down it's much more enjoyable to wander around in the office, find a coworker with some spare time, and sit down over a cup of coffee and bounce ideas back and forth. There is always something that needs to be discussed for a few minutes before I return to my own desk Wink

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 05-04-2020, 08:48 AM
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When sitting, imho, a raised foot rest does wonders when in a chair. Usually I sit on a ball.

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