Ok, so you’ve aced your 45-minutes morning cardio, 20-minutes weight training, devoured that healthy protein shake and you’re on your way to work with a sugar-free, skimmed latte and a nutritious granola bar. So far, full marks on your fitness regime. But what’s next? 8 to 9 hours, 5 to 6 days a week, remaining seated continuously on your plush work desk! You do get up and stretch for a coffee break and stuff, you’d say. Well, experts think otherwise, because our bodies have not been designed to remain sedentary for so long. And that’s where we’d really like to give a standing ovation to standing desks!
For the uninitiated, a standing desk is simpler than it sounds. It is similar to your regular work desk as far as construction and materials used are concerned. The primary difference, however, is that the worktop level approximately comes up to your chest, and therefore a standing desk has longer legs.
In most models, the height is adjustable, and there are the usual provisions for cable management, keyboard placement, storage options, monitor supports and so on. Given the height and ergonomics of the standing desk, you will be able to stand and work comfortably. And because your feet need some rest from time to time, you can perch on a high stool continuing to work.
There are plenty of choices from which I have narrowed down the selection to a few that I feel give you the best of design, ergonomics and comfort. Each table is reviewed using a total of six criteria that you can read to get the complete picture.