|I use a standing desk all day, every work day.
I have an electric Brateck Lumi desk that cost about NZ$600 (~US$420). It is a decent desk with a 100kg weight allowance.
I used to have a manual wind desk, but that was just hard work and at the time I didn't have much stamina.
As for advice on the actual standing part...
- I would make sure you are eating well and getting all of the vitamins you need. (I was low in vitamin D and it really affected my stamina.)
- Eat breakfast!
- Wear comfortable shoes.
- Get an anti-fatigue mat if your standing position is on a hard surface.
- Have a chair nearby for rests.
- If you're prone to lower back pain, then don't be! Read 'Healing Back Pain' by John Sarno. It'll change your life if you're ready to believe.
- If you're prone to lower back pain, here's a greeeeeat stretch:
1. Get 2 x wedges, large enough for to stand on. The angle of the wedges should be around 22.5-25 degrees.
2. Place them both sloping outwards (like a house ridge), but a little apart.
3. Stand one foot on each, with the outside of each foot parallel with the side of the wedge.
4. Bend knees slightly, push knees out to side with consistent pressure, and hang forwards at the waist.
5. Position your bottom above your feet. The ideal position is where you're almost teetering forwards.
6. Maintain outward pressure at knees and slightly bent knees.
7. Hang for a couple of minutes.
10. Do back flips because your lower back has eased.
Any more questions let me know.