In July(ish) 2012, I started with a rather painful foot problem necessitating eventually (after several months waiting for it to resolve itself) visiting a podiatrist a few times. He prescribed me orthopedic insoles and for a while my feet improved. However I’d been sitting for a few months and the pain was not resolved enough to bring me back to standing. I am pretty sure the problem wasn’t caused by me standing, but I will be sure to use my insoles when standing just in case.
My standing desk was big and ugly and I decided to swap it with Jo (my Virtual Assistant daughter) who was looking for a bigger desk. So, I now have her small one which I don’t sit at, as I have moved to sitting at the end of the kitchen table. I like being in there but now my feet are a lot better I need to start standing again, as the sitting is not comfortable nor good for me.
There’s a lot more information out there now about Standing desks, more than there was when I first blogged. I watched this a week or so ago.
Trust Me I am a Doctor which did some really interesting research with a group of Estate Agents. If this isn’t showing (I can’t watch again in France) maybe it’s on YouTube. Worth a look. Here’s just one example.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvDdgscX9_E I love the desk at 1.27 mins :
So, I am currently standing with 2 pouffes resting on our coffee table (Mark might want one of these back when he comes in to watch TV!). Not ideal but it’ll do for now. I will need to work out a better way as I am determined to stand again, it’s far more comfortable and is good for me in so many ways.
So, let’s see how it goes this time.