Don't take it sitting down - 8 sit/stand desks that will change your life

Did you know: According to Health Magazine, sitting too much has been shown to up your risk of cancer, heart disease, and other chronic health problems, even if you work out regularly. Yikes!

So how do we negate the effects of sitting all day? Good question. One of my favorite things is my sit/stand desk. The best part is that it allows you to intermittently stand throughout the day and get the blood flowing without giving up your seat. See below for some of my faves.

Here are some sit-stand desks you can buy (or convince your boss to buy):

Amli Adjustable Standing Desk - available in black and white , on wheels, height-adjustable with a gas lift mechanism and one simple lever

UPLIFT V2 Standing Desk - chosen as the "Best Standing Desk" by Wirecutter, various size options, with lots of material options, multiple accessories to add including a motion x-board to stand on and an under-desk hammock - yes, a hammock.

Cascade Standing Desk - a NEAT™ (Non Exercise Activity Thermogenesis) certified product; its usage will help combat the negative health effects of a sedentary lifestyle, American-made, choose your favorite standing mat, keyboard tray, or add a treadmill!

Seville Classics OFFK65825 AIRLIFT S2 Electric Height Adjustable Desk - has a large surface area and various finish options, features 4 memory settings and blue LED height display for easy, consistent adjustment throughout the day, features rounded corners with an ergonomic curve, allowing users to get closer to the desk while sitting or standing

Can't get your boss to swap your desk for a sit/stand one? No worries - convert your current desk into one with these handy options:

VIVO Height Adjustable Standing Desk Sit to Stand - allows for dual monitors, has keyboard tray, has a device and accessory slot, and 8 points of height adjustments

WorkEZ Standing Desk Converter - this one has a separate component to raise your keyboard, mouse tray, and has adjustable angles. Eco-friendly recyclable packaging reduces waste, eliminates plastic & foam

RIF6 Adjustable Height Standing Desk Converter - moves up and down vertically within its own footprint, you don't have to sacrifice valuable desk space, large keyboard tray, holds up to 33 pounds, smart "X-Frame" design allows you to quickly and smoothly adjust from 4.3 to 19.9 inches of lift with their premium-grade pneumatic gas lift

Executive Office Solutions Portable Adjustable Laptop Desk - has adjustable angles and is great for sitting on the couch and working if you need to, rotate 360 degrees and lock in place at various angles, quickly collapse the stand to make it portable, silent USB powered CPU cooling fans Bonus: I have this one!

As soon you get into work tomorrow, show your boss or office manager this article and if they don't instantly approve your request for a sit/stand desk, buy yourself a lift accessory ASAP.



Hi, I'm Courtney, and I'm the founder of Courtney Schrank Design Studio. I help high-powered female executives maintain their identity and well-being while working for someone else. Read more about my services here!

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