I like this New York Times article, "Taking a Stand for Office Ergonomics." The world of stand-up furniture is very cutting-edge stuff ... or is it?
But in the 19th and early 20th centuries, office workers, like clerks, accountants and managers, mostly stood. Sitting was slacking. And if you stand at work today, you join a distinguished lineage — Leonardo da Vinci, Ben Franklin, Winston Churchill, Vladimir Nabokov and, according to a recent profile in The New York Times, Philip Roth.
I can't think of anything more uncomfortable than sitting all day. At work, I got clearance to have a stand-up setup in my office, but that's only because I had a hip surgery and therefore a medical reason. But one of our buildings on campus has a beautiful common area at the front of the building with numerous stand-up tables, tables with special "core balancing" chairs, as well as treadmill work stations. I have yet to master the ability to do sprint intervals while doing email.