Pictured: Varidesk Pro Plus stand up desk conversion kit.

Have you ever imagined how your working conditions may affect your health? Today’s lifestyle demands people to work for more than 15 hours, and if not paid proper attention this can be the reason for several health problems.

Being sedentary at work counteracts diet & exercise efforts. While standing all day isn’t ideal either, simply sitting less contributes to higher overall daily calorie expenditure, fights off hormones attributed to belly fat, and the boost in both physical and mental energy is significant and instantly noticeable.

Working doesn’t have any alternative but definitely there are alternatives for the way you choose to work. People sit in offices for so long, which is none the less than inviting different diseases. Sitting for long time can cause severe damage to your body, to avoid such things now a days people use adjustable standing desks or one of many stand up desk conversion options  that are safer as compared to sitting desks.

You have heard of people complaining about severe back pain and weight gain problems. The basic reason behind them is continuously sitting for hours, without burning calories. It is obvious if you sit for hours, there is no scope for physical movement and burning fat.

And even sitting in wrong or same posture can cause severe back injuries.  So to avoid such things most now are turning to standing desks.

Enter the VARIDESK Pro Plus

Standing and working on the VARIDESK Pro Plus is definitely going to help you burn some calories and also reduces risks of various diseases.

The VARIDESK workspace is set with the monitors higher from the keyboard tray, and even if you can’t adjust between these two levels, it seems to be an appropriate height difference.

The keyboard tray is huge and very spacious.

Varidesk Keyboard Tray

To adjust the desk, you grab the levers on the sides and lift.  There are springs inside that assist you. To lower, you repeat the same process but push down.

Varidesk Handle

This product is one of the most reliable and the most preferred among this category.  Here are the features that stood out to us:

  • It’s heavy but portable.  If you leave your job, you can take it with you.
  • Adjustable height at many increments.
  • Separate keyboard tray which also elevates up
  • It has enough space for 2 monitors as it is 36 inches wide
  • No assembly required

One Issue To Consider

Though it passes most of our marks, the elevation mechanism on the VARIDESK swings towards the user on the way up.  In our experience this leads to reducing the amount of empty space you may have behind your desk and reducing your reach of other objects around it by just over a foot.  If you have plenty of open space behind you at your desk, this will likely not be much of an issue but will be definitely tight for a cubicle.

Check out the Amazon link below for more details or check our list of best conversion kits for our budget pick and other models that may possibly be a better fit for you.


Give me a DIY stand up desk!

desk1The simplest and easiest way to start standing at your desk today is stack something on your current desk, anything from a sturdy end table to crates or books.  Don’t want to go to any work of finding something to stack? Have no fear, go pull out your ironing board and place your computer on it. Boom. A DIY standing desk is what you just created.

Of course the list could be endless but I will leave you with a few more DIY standing desk ideas. You could use a pub table of any kind, a dresser that you may not be using or a bookcase that is the appropriate height you need.

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Don’t sit, stand at your desk!

mf-standing-deskb_fHave you heard of the latest; sitting at your desk is shortening your life? That is the gossip I have been hearing today. But there seems to be a simple solution and I am willing to share it.

If you sit at a desk everyday, or at least Monday through Friday, you might want to consider the newest trend to stand at your desk. Think about your work day and the time you spend sitting at your desk. You might come up with roughly 80% of your time. In that time you are becoming more at risk with your health from developing diabetes, blood clots and even increasing your chances of a heart attack.

So let’s get back to the simple solution, being healthier. Wait, this is not a health article it is a straightforward article to be more ergonomic and the plus side just happens to be that it benefits your health. Now think about this, would you like to be more focused, have a better mood, and increase your productivity all while burning calories and increasing your life?

If you answer no to this statement, stop reading now. If you said yes, consider transforming your everyday sit down desk into a standing desk.

Find the right fit
Now of course companies have come to light on the trend of standing desks and it could be as simple as finding one you like and purchasing it. Or maybe you have more of the DIY personality and want to create your own. Either way anyone or everyone should be doing this. Below are some of my suggestions for buying a standing desk. You’re welcome for helping you become a healthier and more ergonomic human being.

The already made and ready to order standing desks.

  1. Adjustable height desk
  2. Mobile workstations
  3. Treadmill Desks
  4. Conversion Kits (for you DIY’ers)

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