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Take a Stand at Your Desk

Christine Mitchell Adams November 17, 2015

We've been reading a lot of articles lately about the dangers of sitting and the benefits of standing more. Sitting for long periods of time - as many of us do during our 8+ hour days - can negatively change your body's metabolism. Beyond the obvious fact that sitting burns fewer calories than standing, there is the scary correlation between sitting for long periods of time and well, death. Studies over the past few years have landed on the similar conclusion that excess sitting leads to health hazards - from minor to fatal. The takeaway? Get up, move around, work on your posture and stand more! Here at UMHQ we've been setting up some makeshift standing desks, a spare box actually works pretty darn well! Then we started researching how many standing desks are in the market. We've rounded up some options for different price points. Do you use a standing desk? Share your experience in the comments!  

Varidesk has a series of standing desk options from compact desktop risers to a full standing desk. Different models are designed for a variety of spaces like cubicle corners and small desks with prices ranging from $300 to $500. 

Readydesk is a minimally-designed adjustable desk made of European birch wood with shelves for both your desktop and keyboard. The design assembles and disassembles easily without the need for tools. Made in the USA and priced at $169.

StandStand's claim to fame is that it's the only truly portable standing desk on the market. Made in the USA of sustainable birch and bamboo, the desk comes apart easily and weighs in at only 2 lbs. Available in three sizes and prices range from $69 to $99.

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