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Susan Emo
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May 22, 2016 12:46 PM
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Coal Infantino
Coldwell Banker - York, PA
Realtor specializing in south central PA

I have a counter height desk.  I love it!  I have a stool if I want to sit down, but I find that I stand more than I sit

May 22, 2016 12:11 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
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I have thought about it, but I might get shorter!

May 22, 2016 10:40 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
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Not I - my desk is a pretty good height for me

May 22, 2016 09:49 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
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I use a riser.  It has three different positions.  I got it at office max for like $25 ... have had it for at least 4 years now. 

May 22, 2016 12:49 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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Sorry, I don't.  I'd recommend if you do though wear shoes with arch support and get one of those thick pads to stand on that cashiers tend to have.  It'll save your knees and joints a LOT of pain and discomfort down the road.

May 24, 2016 03:55 AM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
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Good question Carol. I use a regular desk. I have seen higher work stations but I think it depends on what you like.

May 22, 2016 01:39 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Carol,

I have heard of them, and I have also seen the chairs that go with them.  I wish you success in finding what you are looking for. A

May 22, 2016 01:33 PM
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Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
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My chiro recommended a stand up desk over 10 years ago. What works for me, till this day, is to have one computer on a desk with my office chair.

I use that computer for things that involve a lot of sitting time...contracts, webinars, writing blogs, etc. And when I take a phone call, it is easier for me to sit at the desk and use that computer since my files are easily accessible. .

I use my backup laptop as a standup computer. I put it on the counter of our breakfast bar on the dinette side and try to take a break from the desktop every 30 minutes or so. Then I use the standup laptop to check email, run MLS searches, etc. As a bonus, it sits where the pass through to our kitchen is so I can look out the kitchen window as well.

That combo has worked well for me for many years...what you want to avoid is using the standup desk all the time. Alternate between the two every 30 or 60 minutes and you back will thank you.

 

May 22, 2016 12:30 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
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I do not use these. I get up and walk around quite a bit to keep from getting cramps and a sore back.

May 22, 2016 12:19 PM
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Grace Hanamoto
Intero Real Estate - Sunnyvale, CA
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Not a fan of the standing desk. I think its a fad like Balans Chairs, Yoga balls instead of chairs, split or tented keyboards at computers, bike pedals under the desk, and in-office "nap" tents.

So the very first time I saw this "stand up desk" was at my attorney's office, he and I are both in our fifties.  I walked in and asked him where his desk was, and he pointed toward a large lecturn and said, it's over there.  My response..."wha???"

"It's a standing desk, they're ergonomic and good for you," he tells me.

My response, "dude, have you ever worked a job, like say, bank teller where you don't get to sit down and have to stand all the time, or waiter, janitor or sales clerk at a department store?"

"No," he says.

"Yeah, well I have and know what its like to be on your feet all day long, and I'll tell you, that lecturn of yours will be there for the next year or two and you'll have your rear back at a regular desk soon enough."

We went to lunch recently, the regular desk was back. "What happened to the standing desk?" I asked.

"Yeah, started irritating my back and my feet."

For once I was silent...I think vindication speaks volumes!

 

May 22, 2016 12:17 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
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No, but I have thought of it. I sometimes use an ergonomic ball desk chair because of my back issues

May 22, 2016 12:09 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
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No,  but I have seen them in offices. Makes sense.

May 23, 2016 01:39 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Have you heard of TrekDesk?

May 22, 2016 11:50 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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I have seen them, but I rarely sit still, i am always on the go and sitting is a luxury. 

May 22, 2016 11:29 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
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No.  I am very comportable with my desk and chair.

May 22, 2016 11:24 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Have not graduated to a stand-up desk!

May 22, 2016 11:24 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I have not used a stand up desk.

May 22, 2016 10:11 PM
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Bob Crane
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It has been on my wish list for a while, someday I will build one.

May 22, 2016 09:47 PM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
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I haven't but I need to

May 22, 2016 09:37 PM
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Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
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I'll pass and wish you well in finding what you are looking for.

May 22, 2016 09:32 PM
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Peter Mohylsky. Broker -BRIX REALTY
Miramar Beach, Florida - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
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I have a stand-up desk I made from a previous her top and two extra large saw horse pieces, it started a trend in my office and i really like it.  Been using it since January, I do have a bar stool to occasionally sit down.

May 22, 2016 08:33 PM
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Debbie Gartner
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I don't know about the desk, but here's an antifatigue cushion for your feet.

 

May 22, 2016 07:43 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
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I use only my laptop, ipad and Iphone,  and can work on it anywhere. 

May 22, 2016 05:09 PM
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Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
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I have not checked into them yet but questioned a client on some telescoping legs for his desk.  Came from KIA.  Nice set up.  Mark

May 22, 2016 04:09 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Carol Williams - I don't know what to say -- -why would one need some additional gadgets to focus on something that is important for the life? (That's me - my two cents....)

May 22, 2016 02:34 PM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
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We have a small wire platform that raises up the keyboard on an angle.

May 22, 2016 02:31 PM
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FN LN
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IKEA has some new models.

May 22, 2016 01:55 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
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I have a friend who has a stand up desk, and also a very slow moving tread mill he stands on while he's using the stand up desk.

May 22, 2016 01:29 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
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Parked and reading.

 

May 22, 2016 12:14 PM
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Michael Jacobs
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I don't but find the concept interesting.  Sorry no recommendations. 

May 26, 2016 11:23 PM
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Joan Cox
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I have not, and do not know anyone who does.

May 26, 2016 05:55 AM