03 Mar

The standing desk…

 

I subscribe to ‘Lifehacker’s’ Facebook page and saw a link to an article about standing desks and then the link to the health risks with sitting too much. This came pretty timely for me… I was at the end of a long day with an aching back from sitting (and as you can see, I have an ergonomic chair!).

I don’t know about you, but I’ve never heard of a ‘standing desk!’  After a few days of my DIY desk (READ: 1 x 8 piece of wood and a box), I decided that I deserved a real standing desk, LOL! Okay, so when I wanted to sit, I ended up forgetting and tripping over the box! I need more junk in my office like I need a hole in my head!

So I invested in the VariDesk Pro (best price I saw was on Amazon). I got the pro because my ‘main’ computer (yes I have two, plus a laptop and tablet) is a 27 inch. Dell XPS All-In-One computer that is pretty heavy and I didn’t want to take any chances. It came in one piece (read IDIOT-PROOF assembly).

I surprised myself by really liking how easy it was to raise and lower. So, how much do you sit? Have you ever heard of this type of thing?

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Diane Harman
March 11, 2014 Reply

Yes, I have heard of these. My son sent me a study done at OSU a couple of months ago. I am working on setting one up at my real job. I have a lap top table that raises to standing height (for my monitor). Now I am looking for a hospital tray table for me to stand at. My work doesn't want to spend the $$ for it.
Diane

Amy
March 13, 2014 Reply

Diane, did you see the DIY ideas in that Lifehacker article? In the first link to '5 Best Standing Desks' they featured how to make your own. I chose a relatively expensive one, but they showed less expensive options there.

Lisa
April 10, 2014 Reply

I used to work for AT&T and they have desks that raise up and down so that the employees can either sit or stand. I have to say they really have the best desks I have used in any of my customer service jobs by far! I really think I may have to check out a "standing desk" I have a VERY bad back (5 surgeries) so I can relate to back pain from sitting to long....lol

I have one of those DELL all in ones also, I LOVE it, when it works, right now it has a little issue, the hard drive crashed! ouch.....:( hoping to have that fixed soon....I still have my laptop, but really want my desktop to work!

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