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Experts Advise Use of Standing Desk

Experts Advise Use of Standing Desk

Posted by VersaDesk Marketing Team on Mar 5th 2021

By now, everyone knows that there are health risks associated with a sedentary lifestyle and this includes sitting for extended periods at a desk. Humans were not designed to do desk work and it can be difficult to get the ergonomics of desks right to minimize the risk of repetitive stress injuries, such as carpal tunnel, upper-cross syndrome, or tendinitis. Standing desks offer a wonderful alternative to sitting desks because they are easier to arrange ergonomically and help avoid many of the health risks associated with being too sedentary.

While it may seem dramatic, the evidence is clear that sitting is simply not healthy. The more people sit, the greater risk they have for developing serious health conditions. Standing may not seem like exercise, but it avoids many of the negative health consequences of sitting. In addition to improving your body, standing also seems to stimulate brain activity, which means a standing desk could actually make you more productive at work.

One of the biggest physical complaints mentioned by people with desk jobs is back and neck pain. People are just much more likely to slump and slouch if they are seated at a computer. Standing desks encourage people to move, which means not maintaining a fixed position for overly long periods of time. Moving around while at a standing desk may not substitute for exercise, but it does help prevent these neck and back pains.

Many people moved to remote-based work environments when COVID-19 hit, and there has been a lot of reports of people gaining COVID-19 weight. While some of that weight gain is probably due to stress-eating, it is also due to a reduction in activity. If you were an office worker, you probably did not realize how often you moved around until you were working from home. While standing is not going to substitute for cardio, it can help burn extra calories and increase your heart rate, which, in turn, can lower your risk of serious diseases like Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and even cancer!

The biggest difference people may feel after changing to a standing desk is a reduce in stress. If you are standing, you are more likely to move. People who move more have better physical and mental health. The difference may be subtle, but over time people report being better able to handle stressors and feeling less anxiety when given the opportunity to stand while working. 

What Our Customers Have To Say:

“Wonderful option for a desk job… ”

I have chronic neck pain and sitting all day was extremely painful, and I would have to stop working and stand up until the pain subsided. The Versadesk allows me to stand and keep working.

-Lina B.

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“Love our PowerPros.… ”

Have bought 5 Versa Desk Pro’s so far, and everyone is super happy with them. Very happy with the single monitor arm I have for my desk. Easy to install. Customer service has been very helpful when I needed it as well. Highly recommend!

-Ashli E.

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“Love my new desk. Pleasant surprise that no assembly was required for the desk.… ”

Added the dual monitor arm and the desk is perfect for my home office. Solid construction and smooth operation to lift and lower.

-Colette F.

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“Amazing products, outstanding service!… ”

I ordered 4 desks but one got left out when shipped. I email VersaDesk and they contacted me immediately, fixed the issue, and sent a desk out right away. They were extremely helpful and very easy to talk with. THANK YOU VERSADESK!!!!

-Sally R.

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“Best decision I’ve made on my work environment.… ”

I have had other standing desks and the Versa Desk is by far a much more comfortable adjustable desk and working platform.. it fits in my office and on my desk perfectly.. Love it!

-Robert D.

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“This desk is the best investment I can think of.… ”

This desk is the best investment I can think of. I have had it for almost a month and since I received it I don’t think I have sat at my desk for more than 15 minutes at one time.

-Diana W.

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“Great Customer service experience. The process for ordering was very simple, and the chat worked well to get answers that I needed… ”

Once the product arrived I had to reconnect due to the item being damaged during shipping. VersaDesk was extremely responsive and sent a new model out quickly. I’m now using the desk and am very pleased.

-Melissa M.

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