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What Happens When You Start Standing at the Workplace…

This article is about 2100 words (about 12 minutes read engaging your precious time) and is meant to help you redefine how you work and fantastic for your workplace if you want to be more productive, energetic and have more love& passion for your job.

This one caught our attention in year 2014 after reading so many great reviews and benefits from people who were already rocking it. See images below:

 

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(this guy (Archad) article at  arshadchowdury.com actually inspired us to try it out)

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           multidesk laptop stand

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                                                                  single-desk laptop stand

We eventually got a hold of it and changed our workplace look in January 2015 and now we have 13 of these standing work desk tables in our office (Oclassy Inc. USA).

What difference does this make and how is it any better for a personal or corporate setting?

In our corporate base, it’s a normal 9 – 5pm duty Mondays through Fridays, except for the executives who are committed with no time constraints, always available even during vacations – they are still communicating business.

The standing work table desk allows you to stand while working at your job and it has helped our company to be more productive. Everyone here is using it, even the CEO’s office.

How productive?

When our members of staff stand on their feet doing their jobs, we realized they were more hardworking, innovative and creative and they were better organized. Maybe there is a better correlation with the feet and the brains and the entire body system! We will research at it later and write an article on that.

There was no more lazing around and this was good for business.

We also discovered better fitness and health benefits as we saw improvement in postures as some of us walked and stood straighter than previous times; and in overall, the company got more at alert at work.

But resuming work between 9 – 5pm meant about 8 hours at the job, so we had to tactically schedule the hours so it won’t bite. Between 9am to 12 noon – all legs were on stand before this desk doing their jobs. 12 noon to 12.30pm, we were free to go sit if we needed to. And 12.30pm to 2.30pm – all legs were up again standing at work. Between 2.30pm to 4pm – we were all free to choose to sit if we wanted, we could move around, lounge together brainstorming, snacking, chatting, etc. all still centered on the business of the day. And 4pm to 5pm – we were all attentive on our feet rounding up for the day and when closing, we left the office more agile, active, and satisfied.

Being on our feet working has made us rely less on coffee to stay sharp and everyone now looks forward to a new day at the job more optimistic and energized.

Great for offices and homes, the standing work desk table aids to keep you on the healthy path as it helps heal back pains, waist pains, shoulder pains, arthritis, joint pains, leg pains, chest pains, etc. and provides/helps better stomach abs and improves posture and looks.

If you dare to try it out, you can get one here: Click here for the Single desk type or Click here for the Multi desk type

Remember we said earlier that we got inspired after reading articles on it. Below is an excerpt of it from Mr. Archad from arshadchowdury.com

IN HIS OWN WORDS from his site:

It has now been two years since I started using a standing desk at work. No matter how long my workday is, I stand at my computer. This means some days I stand over 10 hours, with the only breaks being when I nap, eat, or meditate.

I don’t have before and after blood tests or other objective metrics, but here’s my subjective experience. I cannot attribute all these changes to standing; I do a Power 20 workout every day. Nonetheless, I stand more than any other activity, so it probably shapes my body more than anything else.

Some things that I feared would happen did not actually happen.

  • I didn’t develop any knee, foot, back, or hip pains.
  • I don’t feel exhausted at the end of the day or week.
  • My productivity and ability to concentrate did not go down.

What did happen:

  • My posture improved. My neck and shoulders no longer pitch forward.
  • My legs became more muscular.
  • I no longer get back pain.
  • My work day involves a lot more movement.

Side Effects:

  • Negative: Sitting for more than 2 hours at a time is now mildly uncomfortable.
  • Positive: I get less frustrated when standing in lines or on the subway. I bet half the frustration of standing in line is caused by the fatigue of standing. I have none of that now.

Adjustments I made over the 2 years:

  • I used to stand on a thick pad wearing shoes with extra-padded soles. Now, any shoes will do, and no floor pad is needed.
  • I raised my computer 5 inches higher than when I first started because I was bending my head too far forward. My keyboard is now at chest level and my eyes are looking slightly downward at about 105º.
  • Instead of taking sitting breaks, I now take jumping-around breaks. A few hops actually revitalize my legs better than sitting down does.

Overall it has been wonderfully positive. After two years of doing it, I still heartily recommend a standing desk.

You can get one here: Click here for the Single desk type or Click here for the Multi desk type

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See reviews below also:

For the Single desk

The FURINNO A6 ultralight adjustable laptop table features an air-vented design that reduces overheating of your laptop, notebook, or tablet.

Features

  • Can be set in multiple angles to fit any body position, even laid back on your bed; just hold the button on the joints, change the position, and release the button to lock it in place
  • Grooved table surface to prevent slippage, and wrist guard added for extra comfort
  • Weighs 5 pounds and can support up to 30 pounds; height is adjustable from 11.25 inches to a full height of 22 inches
  • 100% aluminum alloy composition provides sturdiness and a stylish look; available in black, purple, silver, and pink
  • Collapsible frame for easy storage and portability
  • Suitable for laptops up to 17 inches
  • No assembly required; product dimensions: 22(W)x11.4(D)x1.38(H) inches

 

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Five Stars

Good stuff. Bought 5 more!

Published 10 hours ago by Jacob

I bought this for my mom to use. She …

This is a well made table lap top stand.

I like it.

Gail Frances

Published 1 day ago by Gail Frances

Its great!

I can work on my computer from bed now. Its great!

Published 1 day ago by Jeff

Five Stars

A great item!!! I absolutely love it!!! Use it everyday for school.

Published 2 days ago by Amazon Customer

 

I purchased this because I’m recovering from surgery and I have to work from bed. I found it difficult to adjust and get it just right but I eventually figured it out what works best… Read more

Published 2 days ago by JoAnna Rodriguez

Good stand, good adjustability

It’s a good laptop stand and pretty sturdy. It holds my MacBook up nicely. I wish it were easier to adjust the legs but I do like the many different angles and combinations of… Read more

Published 3 days ago by K. Garcia

I have a bad neck and sitting for anything is burdensome

I have a bad neck and sitting for anything is burdensome.

Why didn’t my Doctor’s know about this device.

I wish I knew about it four years ago. Read more

 

Published 3 days ago by Robert Maddox

very comfortable to work in bed and light

Worked well, very comfortable to work in bed and light.

 

Published 3 days ago by Ellen

good choice

it was a gift for my husband and his mother. They love it!

 

Published 4 days ago by Amazon Customer

 

Click here to get the Single desk type

 

For the Multi desk type

Product Description

If you know the value of using two screens, the VARIDESK Pro Plus height adjustable standing desk is for you. The Pro Plus is the perfect solution for the dual-screen wielding master of domains. Great for users who need the extra screen real estate, the Pro Plus’s 36″-wide raised display shelf is roomy enough for two 24″ monitors (up to 35lbs). The recessed keyboard tray with extended mouse area is big enough for most keyboards and mice, so you can whip those spreadsheets and presentations into award-winning shape. Like all VARIDESKs, the VARIDESK Pro Plus uses a patented two-handle design coupled with a spring-assisted boost-enabled lifting mechanism that makes moving from sitting to standing quick and easy. The unit comes fully assembled, and works with most desks and cubicles. – Keyboard deck lifts with the display surface – Work surface size: 36″x29.75″ (keyboard tray and desk) – Max extension height: 17.625″ (desktop) & 14″ (keyboard) – Companion app gives you sit and stand alerts – Switches from sitting to standing position in just 3 seconds – Ergonomic design adjusts to most user’s height – Fits most desks in any office or cube – Spring-assisted lift – Fully assembled; easy set-up VARIDESK Pro Plus is the perfect size for workstations with dual monitors or docking stations.

 

Most Recent Customer Reviews

A whole new way to work

Have used it for several weeks now and love the set up and the available space for dual monitors, mouse, keyboard, writing materials and notes, on a stable platform without wobble… Read more

Published 1 day ago by Robert J Wertheimer

Fabulous solution to the “sitting too long is killing us” problem.

Fabulous! No set-up, just moving the stuff off my desk to make space and then arranging it back on the Varidesk. I’m 5’2″ and it fits just fine.

Published 2 days ago by Amazon Customer

Love the desk

Love the desk. First week is in fact the hardest. But after a while, it becomes easier to stand all day. Read more

Published 2 days ago by James Wood

 

Highly recommend these Standing Desks by Varidesk

So far we have purchased 11 of these Pro Plus desks for our employees. They love the option of sitting and/or standing at their desk. Read more

Published 2 days ago by Pat Blough

So far, so good

I just got this today so I’ll update after I get used to it, but first impressions, it is really solid, heavy, and well-built. Read more

Published 3 days ago by Right Meow

i got 99 problems, but sitting ain’t one.

received it about 2 weeks ago and love it. if you are considering a standing desk but don’t want to commit tons of money for a fully standing option, the ease of this convertible… Read more

Published 4 days ago by TeacherMom

Great unit, may to too short for taller people.

A very good and solid unit. Easy to move up and down. Lots of adjustment. Not quite high enough if you are over 6’4″ in height.

Published 6 days ago by Willy Camo

Well made, works well, and let me sit or stand. Recommended!

After much research into standing desks and other types of monitor/keyboard lifts, I settled on the Varidesk. I like the fact that you don’t have to bolt it or clamp it to a desk. Read more

Published 7 days ago by Stan Barton

Very satisfied

Position often adapted to my needs, very convenient to set it up or down

Published 7 days ago by LAURENT KNUCHEL

Click here to get the Multi desk type

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