I modified my desk yesterday to turn it into a standing desk. I've got the monitor on top of a 5 foot bookcase behind the desk which puts it perfectly at eye level when I stand and gives me some extra shelf space. For the keyboard/mouse I bought a 3 foot long by 1.5 width piece of wood + 2 wooden blocks + rubber stoppers so I can have my arms at around 100-105 degrees while typing/mousing. It seems pretty awesome so far. It's such a massive paradigm shift. When you're standing it's just *impossible* to get distracted or not be efficient. It's also quite energizing probably because the blood is flowing more freely. It's much healthier too. We never really evolved to sit for long periods. Our physical structure is actually made for standing and once you get used to standing for long periods it's very comfortable. You do have to be fairly fit/in shape though. If you're more than a bit overweight I don't think this would work since a large belly puts strain on your lower back. Anyway I just thought I'd share this with people as it's a slowly growing trend. Some people are even connecting treadmills so they can walk while working which sounds silly, but we often go for walks to think so being able to walk while at your desk could be really good. I think Edison used a standing desk and a fair amount of scientists/engineers do because of the nature of their work. I'd highly recommend it to anyone who's in decent shape. If you're not in shape then hit the gym.. Deadlifts, squats etc and you'll be able to stand for 12+ hours np. Let me know if anyone else here has tried, or currently uses a standing desk and if anyone gives it a go I'd love to hear about your experience with it. Another thing you can do which is less extreme if you don't like the idea of slouching for 12 hours is get one of the exercise balls and use it as a chair for short periods throughout the day. I gave it a go and it works quite well in short bouts, but standing is much more comfortable.