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looking for a spd shoe for commuting that I can wear off the bike

Old 05-12-13, 09:16 AM
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Originally Posted by ChrisM2097
Yes, by choice. I moved my work surface up in my cubicle back in November 2012. The first 3 weeks or so, it took some getting used to, with sore knees and such, but now I can stand for the entire day (9.5 hours) and completely forget that I'm standing.

I no longer have any back pain - something that I was dealing with for many years.

Last week, I was attending a Microsoft SharePoint administration class all week, and didn't have my standing desk. I was actually very uncomfortable sitting for long periods of time. I found myself standing up during the lectures, and only sitting when I had to - for the labs.

I share an office space with 2 others, and they both converted their desks to standing as well. One of them stands for only about 1/2 the day. What he did was install his monitor on an extendable arm (ergotron), so that he can drop it slightly below the level of the desk. The keyboard and mouse are a little high for him when he's a in a seated position, but he's OK with that.

There are height-adjustable desks, for those that don't want to stand all the time. I'm sure they're not cheap, but simply by pressing a button, you can change the height. Great for shared working spaces. I'm considering getting one for home, since my wife is 11" shorter than me.

Here's a good example, though far out of my price range: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjiN6Q9wwOE

Sorry to derail the thread...Maybe we should start a new one.
Quick add on to the hijack! I have used stand up desks of various types for years due to some chronic back and knee issues, and agree that it makes a big difference to find a solution that allows for easy adjustments if possible. The catch is those products are usually very expensive. I lucked out and found my primary height adjustable desk on Craigslist for about $200. It's like an Ikea L shaped corner desk but with electric height adjustment. It's fantastic! I stand most the time, but periodically take 10 minute 'sit breaks' to give the muscles some variety and rest. Push a switch and it goes from full stand up to sitting height in about 5 seconds! Keep an eye on Craigslist - stuff like these pop up once in a while if you're persistent.

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