I stand in one place for the most of the 8-hour (or 11-hour) workday, 5 days per week. Is this a damaging routine in a similar way that "sitting at a desk every day" would be?
I feel I have more discomfort bending my knees, especially. And I'm only in my mid-20s, so I didn't know if I could chalk it up to age yet.
When I went over this with my doctor at a check-up last month, I couldn't put my finger on it being the knees or which body part it was. I said "my back" when I bend over, but as I paid attention next time, it's actually my knees, mostly.
There's also a lot of walking back and forth on the job, so it's not all standing still.
The doctor disagreed with me that this was a pretty good substitute for regular exercise.