9 of Our Favorite Standing Desks You Can Buy Now
They say that sitting is the new smoking, and with potential health hazards such as decreased circulation, heart disease, back or neck pain, and thrombosis — yikes! — we can see why. And with work-from-home life the new normal for many, it’s safe to say that lots of people are sitting way more than they used to — not good. Personal well-being aside, sitting for prolonged periods can also affect performance at work due to low concentration and productivity. So, if you’re looking to combat a heavy dosage of downsides brought on by traditional desks, read on to see our favorite standing desks that’ll help keep your blood circulating, whether you’re working from home or the office.
Follow Topics for more like this
Follow for more stories like this
Tips for Using a Standing Desk
- Alternate between sitting and standing. While there are certainly lots of benefits to standing (and plenty of reasons not to sit all day), having an all-or-nothing approach to your standing desk comes with health risks like back pain, swollen veins, and other vascular issues. The best method is to switch from standing to sitting and back again throughout the day.
- Your desk height should be aligned with your elbows. Having your elbows sitting on your desk at a 90-degree angle is ideal for comfort!
- Consider an anti-fatigue mat. Many of the desk companies on this list also sell anti-fatigue mats, which promote blood flow by encouraging small leg movements.
Nicole Lund and Sarah M. Vazquez also contributed to reporting.