A standing desk is, of course, a desk you stand at to work, rather than sitting down.
I’ve been reading about the health benefits of standing desks, and thinking about switching, for a couple of years.
More recently, a couple of friends have switched, and they like it. And a recent scientific study shows that sitting for long periods is deadly, even if you otherwise get enough exercise.
But I did some measurement and discovered to my surprise that the vertical distance between a standing desk and a conventional desk is just 15″. So, with Julie’s help, I located a shelf set which can be laid on its side and laid on top of my existing desk. Voila! Standing desk!
Now to clear off my desk to make room for the shelves. This is a nontrivial process.
(I don’t know why it should have surprised me that the difference between standing and sitting is just 15″. After all, it’s basically the length of your thigh, from knee to hip, right?)