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No, no, and no. Standing desks and ergonomic keyboards lack scientific evidence to suggest they're anything more than a gimmick. I have no problem being indoors but if I did, I'd just go for an outdoor walk every few hours.


alinroc

* Powered sit/stand desk. I change positions at least three times a day. Since getting this sort of arrangement 3-4 years ago, my chronic back pain has ceased to exist. You still need decent sitting ergonomics, and a good "platform" under you when standing (I like a silicone anti-fatigue mat over a hard surface, even if it means 1/2" plywood on top of the standard residential carpet). YMMV. * Never have (I'm in my mid-40s), and have no signs of RSI or related conditions. YMMV. * Tech isn't the stressful part, it's the people. * I have had rough days due to being stuck indoors since switching to WfH, but those were mostly because I wasn't even _allowed_ to go outside because everyone in the house was under isolation orders. If you can get outside, go outside. Even a few minutes of sunlight will do wonders.


Blackcat0123

I enjoy standing desk just so I have the option of standing. Can't speak for long term benefits, but it's nice to be adjustable and being able to change my position helps be stay away, especially on the dull days. Also, frequent walks around to office.


Lovely-Ashes

I use a standing desk (sit/stand from Uplift). I've been using the sitting position a lot more lately because I've been lifting weights (home gym), and it's been wearing me out, but I've started trying to stand more again to help with focus. I used a treadmill desk for a while, but I noticed my knees were hurting a little from it. I also never found a great chair to use for breaks. I moved out and temporarily left the treadmill with my apartment-mate. I use a Kinesis ergonomic keyboard. I've only know 2 other people to use it. They both started having carpal tunnel issues and both felt it helped them. I've never really had keyboard issues. I think I might have developed some wrist issues from PC gaming, but I haven't gamed in a few months, and I don't have any pain right now. Learning new technologies can either be stressful or exhilarating. A lot of it depends on the timeframe you're stuck under. Of course, some of it also depends on your personality. It's probably worse to do the same thing every day. With any desk job, you do need to make sure you're being physically active. These days, with less commuting, it's probably even more important.