I’ve been using a standing desk now for about 8 months, and I am a very enthusiastic endorser of the practice now. I find that my work quality is better, I am more productive, my energy levels are better, and overall I just feel a lot more effective in my work and my physical well-being. This Economist article points out the current scientific inquiries behind this kind of “low level activity” and why it might be so effective in terms of better health and wellness.
All I know is that my work is a lot better, and I’m not going back to a sitting desk anytime soon. The fact that Winston Churchill, Leonardo da Vinci, and Ernest Hemingway also all “got it and practiced it” is just the icing on the cake — great to be in such exalted company!