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    between drum corps (like marching band on steroids), catering, and photography... I've had days where I'm on my feet for 16-20 hours carrying heavy things... but to be fair, I'm sure I sat down for lunch at some point during the day...

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    I regularly spend anywhere from 8-14 hours on my feet at work. Occasionally I'll sit down to eat or poo, but not always.
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    I work a job that at times requires me to stand in place, or with minimal movement, for basically an entire shift (retail/warehouse work). Working the cash register definitely gets a bit uncomfortable by the end of the day, but other than that I've never had any problems with it.
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    I stand all day, almost every day, at my job (at a desk). I do sit to eat lunch.

    While it may be better than sitting all day, I still don't think it's good for you, at all. Anything that makes you stiff, grouchy, drained and sore in the feet, legs, back and shoulders is probably not what you should be doing all day.

    Walking all the time, on the other hand, makes me feel good. Days when I am away from my desk and walking around the office most of the time are much better.
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    Standing desks are a bourgeois thing.

    I was an art model for a while. I have to tell you there is no single position you can maintain for three hours that doesn't hurt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sbhikes View Post
    Standing desks are a bourgeois thing.
    Well I made my own out of a regular cheap office desk and some concrete blocks. Not very bourgeois IMO.

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    I was an art model for a while. I have to tell you there is no single position you can maintain for three hours that doesn't hurt.
    True dat. I think it's not moving and living indoors that's killing us more than anything. And stress.
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    I had a gig once as a server for a catering place. OMG I thought I would die, my legs and feet hurt so much after each and every shift. But then I figured out that the cheap-ass shoes I had bought were most of the problem...

    The longer I live, the more I agree with Uncephalized - we need more outdoors, more real moving around - and less stress. And more barefoot.

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