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I've been standing working (writing) for years now. Here's what I've learned.
It's important you don't always stand: alternate between standing and sitting. To do this, I raised my work desk on wooden blocks and added a small (folding) table to rest the keyboard on so that I can type comfortably while standing and typing.
I bought a high chair and use a plastic laundry basket upturned to rest my feet on, so that I can also sit and type. I use a mat with foam glued on the bottom to stand on to lessen the strain on my feet. To sit, I remove the mat and replace it with the foot stand and move the chair into position. This takes a few seconds to arrange.
Benefits are no back pain. Stronger leg muscles: my legs no longer shake at night if I wake up and need to go to the loo. And I can tie my shoes standing.
Sitting is the new smoking, but standing all the time will bring on varicose veins and maybe fallen arches. Like everything in life, you need balance.