Standing Desks: 3 Tips And 23 Cool Examples

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A standing desk is considered a great option to change your position from time to time, and many doctors today say that working standing will help you avoid a lot of diseases. If you feel like having one in your office or home, here are some tips you may need to use it like a pro and get maximum of it.

Get Used To It Gradually

If you are used to running one mile, your body would find it very hard to suddenly run eight miles. The same is true with a standing desk. If you are used to sitting all day, ease into a sitting-standing routine. On the first few days, aim to stand at your desk for no longer than two hours total.

Don’t Stand Still

If you are standing still for more than 30 minutes, do something to move. Take a walk, do some calf raises, or sit if you need a rest. The key to a healthy workday is to avoid being in a static position – whether sitting or standing – for long periods of time and to move more.

Vary Between Sitting, Standing, and Walking

Research has clearly shown that prolonged sitting is terrible for your health but too much standing can be detrimental, too. For this reason, it’s best to have both sitting and standing options available in your workspace and for you to alternate between the two positions. Every now and then, take a little break and go for a short walk, even if it’s just around the office. To make switching between sitting and standing easier, you may wish to invest in an adjustable standing desk. Now let’s take a look at all of them.

Adjustable Sit-Stand Desks

The easiest idea to realize right now if you don’t have time to puzzle over height, looks and other stuff is to buy or make a small sit-stand desk that will be placed on your usual one and then adjust the height to make working comfortable. When you feel like standing, put it on your usual desk, when you don’t feel like, just make it plain or remove it from the desk at all. The great thing is that you can take it wherever you want with you.

a small black height adjustable sit-stand desk with a keyboard tray for any office

a small black height adjustable sit-stand desk with a keyboard tray for any office

an adjustable metal and white plastic desk system is comfy piece to use if you don't want to change the whole desk

an adjustable metal and white plastic desk system is comfy piece to use if you don't want to change the whole desk

such a simple and chic walnut stand can be used in any space and you may take it with you

such a simple and chic walnut stand can be used in any space and you may take it with you

a simple and minimalist wooden stand desk is a cool and mobile piece to use at home and in any other space

a simple and minimalist wooden stand desk is a cool and mobile piece to use at home and in any other space

a small adjustable wooden desk can be placed on a usual one and removed when not in need

a small adjustable wooden desk can be placed on a usual one and removed when not in need

Wall-Mounted Standing Desks

If you don’t have much space, think of having a wall-mounted standing desk. It can be a desk or a double desk to attach to the wall, you may hide the cables with an additional cover. Such a desk looks very airy and lightweight and you may add tall stools to sit with comfort. Of course, it’s not adjustable but you will get a lightweight look.

a built-in wall-mounted desk with high stools to sit or stand whenever you want

a built-in wall-mounted desk with high stools to sit or stand whenever you want

a tiny wall-mounted desk with hidden cables can accommodate a laptop or a wall-mounted screen

a tiny wall-mounted desk with hidden cables can accommodate a laptop or a wall-mounted screen

a simple wall-mounted double desk with tall stools is a nice idea that looks lightweight

a simple wall-mounted double desk with tall stools is a nice idea that looks lightweight

Other Standing Desks

There are tons of standing desks to go for, in any style and look from industrial to Scandinavian. They can be tiny to accommodate only a laptop or whole large work stations with lots of storage space. the good news you may also build one yourself – there are many tutorials including IKEA hacks. Get inspired!

a large double stand desk built of cinder blocks and a wooden countertop for an industrial space

a large double stand desk built of cinder blocks and a wooden countertop for an industrial space

a large standing desk and a leaning stool will take some space but will make you fele comfortable

a large standing desk and a leaning stool will take some space but will make you fele comfortable

a large yet simple standing desk of blakc piping and a wooden countertop

a large yet simple standing desk of blakc piping and a wooden countertop

a little light-colored wooden standing desk won't take much space and is suitable for tiny spaces

a little light-colored wooden standing desk won't take much space and is suitable for tiny spaces

a minimalist adjustable workign station with lots of shelves for all the stuff you may need

a minimalist adjustable workign station with lots of shelves for all the stuff you may need

a small modern stand desk of high quality wood is a chic idea for a tiny space and looks stylish

a small modern stand desk of high quality wood is a chic idea for a tiny space and looks stylish

a small wooden standing desk with little colorful drawers is suitable for a laptop

a small wooden standing desk with little colorful drawers is suitable for a laptop

a stylish contemporary standing desk of wood and blackened steel won't spoil your space

a stylish contemporary standing desk of wood and blackened steel won't spoil your space

a stylish custom-made standing desk of IKEA kitchen cabinets to use them for storage

a stylish custom-made standing desk of IKEA kitchen cabinets to use them for storage

a stylish industrial desk of darkened metal and a wooden countertop  a matching tall stool

a stylish industrial desk of darkened metal and a wooden countertop a matching tall stool

a tall and sleek stand desk work station with storage space inside and a large comfy stool

a tall and sleek stand desk work station with storage space inside and a large comfy stool

an adjustable wooden desk is a great idea to sit and stand anytime you want

an adjustable wooden desk is a great idea to sit and stand anytime you want

such a tall desk allows standing and much storage inside it to make your workign more comfortable

such a tall desk allows standing and much storage inside it to make your workign more comfortable

this desk allows you to kill two birds with one stone - get your desk job done and keep fit

this desk allows you to kill two birds with one stone - get your desk job done and keep fit