After two days of trying this arrangement, I've learned the following:
- All the firsthand accounts I read of people trying a standing desk arrangement for the first time are true: you do feel more alert later in the day, but your feet will hurt for at least the first few days!
- Alternating between standing and sitting works best for me - so far, a ratio of 90% standing and 10% sitting every hour seems to work best.
Bottom line: worth continuing my experiment and rearranging my workstation at the office. I'll follow up with a future posting describing my experience with a standing desk over a month or so. In the meantime, have you some links with more info!
[HBR] The Many Benefits of Standing at Your Desk
[Smarterware] Why and How I Switched to a Standing Desk