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Here is something I posted out there on the internet in response to a blogger's evaluation of their standing desk experience. Your mileage may vary. I work at my standing desk 5-10% of my time now and that's on days when I have no evening fitness plans:
""I feel like I've really earned it lounging on the couch with a glass of wine, as opposed to how I used to feel: sit all day, sit all night..."
I quit my standing desk after a month. "sit all night" was definitely not my norm. I'm usually active; swimming or cycling three times a week after work (and more fun stuff on weekends). Always looking for ways to improve performance, strength and tone, I figured I'd give the standing desk a try. Once I started using a standing desk my energy levels and evening fitness routines dropped way off. It's not a workout but it's fatiguing enough during the day to really sap you. I didn't adjust my 'active-lifestyle' diet and ended up gaining over 5lbs. this summer.
I've been sitting again for two weeks, eating all day long, and I've already taken off the weight and have tons of energy in the evenings and weekend to workout and have fun.
If you're active and already fit (or at least non-sedentary away from the office), seriously consider how this may affect your lifestyle.
That's my story. I'm curious if anyone else has had similar experiences?"