Don’t Take It Sitting Down: 4 Great Standing Workstations You Can Afford

As more and more of our work even as Network Marketers seems to be done online, I thought a post about the choices on the market for standing desks and why they can be good for us would be really useful, so this post was produced with the help of www.reviews.com :


Office workers everywhere are taking a stand against sitting.

Increasingly, the modern workplace is a competition to see who can sit and stare at a computer monitor over the longest stretch. Workers often find themselves trapped behind a desk – usually while seated – for weeks-worth of extended workdays. Often, they barely move through each day.desk2

When the dangers of this new immobility started coming to light, media sounded the alarm. Headlines shouted the news: remaining seated for extended periods hurts circulation and correlates with the onset of type 2 diabetes and certain cancers. Dr. James Levine of the Mayo clinic set off a mini-firestorm in 2014 when he coined the phrase “sitting is the new smoking.

One answer to the problems of sitting is to stand up. As the awareness of the threat of sitting has grown, so has the popularity of the standing workstation. Standing relieves many of the circulatory problems of extended seat time, and demands the use of more muscles in our bodies throughout the day. Who knew the answer could be this simple?standing-desk-infographic

Recently, the market for standing workstations – and those able convert from sitting to a standing configuration – has exploded. This is especially true among those who work from home and aren’t bound by office design standards or low cubicle walls. Today, workers who refuse take it sitting down have many affordable options for taking a stand.

A standing workstation can be as simple as a high-top bistro table crowned with a cardboard box to raise the working surface. But for those with a little money to spend, there are some great commercially-available desks to get you on your feet. Most can be configured to your specific needs at the time of purchase. As an important bonus, many can go from standing to sitting with the touch of a button.

Reviews.com recently spent six weeks researching and testing 67 adjustable standing desks to create a guide including several outstanding options suitable for a variety of budgets, design aesthetics, and work space needs. Their full guide is available at http://www.reviews.com/standing-desk/, but here’s a selection of retailers where you can get standing desks in the UK :

  • http://uk.varidesk.com/ – This style is a desktop modifier, so it sits on top of a standard seated desk and adjusts from there. It’s a very cost-efficient model for those who want to try an adjustable desk without going all-in.
  • http://www.conset.org.uk/ – This company allows for lots of customization in all their models, but it looks like they may only sell through brick-and-mortar retail locations, as opposed to online.
  • https://www.electricstandingdesks.co.uk/ – This company when they found they could not get Conset desks online created their own online shop so you can get hold of them in the UK.  The desks are rebranded from the Conset range, and although the website only shows the most popular models you can get in touch with them to build any of the range of desks Conset offer.
  • http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/ikea/campaigns/standing-desks/ – Ikea is an affordable and accessible retailer for a great many people!
  • http://www.posturite.co.uk/desks-furniture/height-adjustable-standing-desks.html – Posturite looks like a great retailer for those especially concerned with health and comfort, as they specialize in ergonomic furniture. They also include free setup with delivery, which is a real perk! Those desks can sometimes be tricky to set up.

When shopping, keep in mind differences in warranties and standard features. Be aware there are some manual crank-up desks available that cost no less than the electric kind, but come with the added drawback of shaking the contents of the desk with every adjustment. In this world, electric is the way to go.jarvis-desk

The strong advantage shared by the desks listed here: They’re easily convertible from sitting to standing and back again. In the rush to avoid the plague of sitting, many workers have gone too far in the opposite direction. It turns out standing for too long can have its own drawbacks. Foot problems, varicose veins, and back issues can dampen the enthusiasm of those who have thrown off the chains of the desk chair. As in so many other things, moderation is key: A workday spent in a variety of postures – including sitting – seems to offer the best shot at comfortable and healthy productivity.

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