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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 6:31 am 
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Recently saw an interesting documentary on BBC TV about the health benefits of standing as opposed to sitting at a work station. I'm thinking of remodeling my studio (big clear out) and as I suffer from a bit of back pain occasionally, am considering building a stand-up desk.

Anyone have any thoughts or comments?

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 7:14 am 
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I would recommend one of these

Seriously, standing desks were discussed in this thread recently.

It might be cheaper and probably better for you to discipline yourself to get up and move every 20 minutes or so. I have a wife who makes sure I don't stay stagnant too long.

As an aside, last year a composer friend of mine (our age) who I've known for over 30 years was taken to the hospital because he forgot to get up for 23 hrs while working on a tune.

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Should'a done a poll! :lol: I don't like the stand up situation, I get up and move around. In my studio I have equipment all over the place so I am always moving around. They tried the ergonomic stuff at my work place and the majority of folks really didn't care for it. Not saying it doesn't have it's health benefits but it is awkward. :)

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It might be nice to have one of those desks that can raise and lower. You could raise the desk and stand for a while and then lower it for a break.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 9:12 am 
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I recommend one of these or google CORRECT SITTING POSTURE

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Thanks guys - some interesting comments in that post Clyde. I think its a given that you need to be moving around but the main point was that you use more muscles and burn more calories standing as opposed to sitting.

Might just give it a try but I'm keeping my desk just in case :D

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 5:20 am 
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trevlyns wrote:
Thanks guys - some interesting comments in that post Clyde. I think its a given that you need to be moving around but the main point was that you use more muscles and burn more calories standing as opposed to sitting.

Might just give it a try but I'm keeping my desk just in case :D


you wanna borrow my 2y.o. for a couple days? he'll keep ya hoppin' like a 1 legged jack rabbit on speed,especially in the music room. :lol:

seriously,I usually have to get up & do something between tracks & I have my monitors where I have to stand to mix but then I BBQ for a living so what do I know about health.if I want to stand ALL the time I'll just get a job as a Walmart greeter.lol

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