What happens when you sit at a desk for 13 years - and actually exercise.
Update/Note After a bad fall on my mountain bike that jacked up my back and caused a broken rib, I started to exhibit back issues. My doctor and physical therapist recommend I try out a standing desk at work to see if it helped with my back fatigue that was caused by these injuries. As of this update, I have been using a standing desk for 1 week as well as doing my exercises. I will report back in a month (maybe a bit longer if time slips by) and let you know where I stand (get it? tee hee) on this issue and if my opinion has changed at all.
Update June 22nd, 2017 I have been using my standing desk for 6 months. It did not help my back issues. What did help my back issues was stretching and exercise. I went 2 months with just the standing desk and typical exercise and did not notice a difference. When I finally started targeting my back with specific strengthening/stretching exercises, I started to feel the difference. The desk is still super nice and I enjoy it, however, it does not seem to offer any significant or noticeable health benefits for myself. At most, it is just nice to change positions every now and then.