Stand Up and Work Challenge: Day 14

It’s Day 14 of your four-week transition to a standing desk.

This week you’re working up to standing for three hours a day.

Today’s assignment

Stand for 168 minutes.

How’d it go?

Leave a comment below when you finish your allotted standing time for the day.

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  • No sweat today, although I’m finding that it’s hard to get a block of totally uninterrupted time. I’ll probably start splitting my time up a bit soon, maybe 50/50 between the early morning and after lunch.

  • I was going to ask if others were splitting it up as well. Is total time on your feet what matters?

    • Sitting less and moving around more is what matters. I haven’t seen anything to suggest that there’s any benefit to standing for X hours at a time.

    • I’m leaning towards splitting it up as well… I try to move a bit in between, but I’m thinking about setting up my permanent (stationary) workspace at a standing desk, but in between spend some time sitting down with my notebook

  • It’s been a productive few days. My mindset had slowly moved away from “I need to sit down and do this”. If it goes this well next week, I’ll start thinking about a more permanent desk setup!

  • I, too, have wondered about total vs. blocks of time. My understanding is that the goal of THIS challenge is to get used to standing in larger blocks of time at once. *I* do not count that as standing stock still in place (I may go get some tea, visit a neighboring office, etc. – I just stay standing), but no sitting is how I have chosen to interpret.

  • Well, I made it through the 168 minute challenge and I am enjoying this chair!

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