Maybe you have heard some of the buzz that is circling around the world of adjustable standing desks. But what is all of this fuss? People are buying products now that will help them…stand? Granted, it sounds a little bit strange, but the fact of the mater is that is that there are lots and lots of benefits to an adjustable standing desk.
Today we aim to highlight seven of them. Read on for a guide to seven benefits of standing adjustable desks.
1.) May Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease Have you heard the phrase sitting is the new smoking? It’s frightening enough to almost give you a heart attack isn’t it? But there really is something to it. Humans were not designed to sit for eight hours, then go home and sleep for another eight.
And let’s face it, you are probably sitting for most of your other waking hours as well.
But people are at their healthiest when they are active. The standing adjustable desk gets you on your feet so that you can enjoy a lowered risk of heart disease.
2.) You will lose weight Ok, we can’t actually promise you will lose weight because we aren’t your doctor. But the truth? You almost definitely will.
Why? Standing burns a lot more calories then sitting. In fact, standing for eight hours a day will help you to burn about twice as many as sitting. The actual number will vary, but comes out to close to one thousand a day.
That’s a lot of calories.
3.) May Lower Your Blood Sugar Here is another thing to keep in mind: blood sugar. Whether you have diabetes, or just don’t want to get it, maintaining a healthy level of blood sugar is important.
It makes sense if you think about it. A sedentary lifestyle will increase your chances of diabetes by more than one hundred percent.
That makes the benefits of standing for awhile at work well worth it, right?
4.) Say Bye Bye to Back Pain Sitting down for long periods of time is also often associated with back pain. Why? Because the vast majority of us just don’t sit right. Maybe you start out keeping an arched back but eventually, you slump over into the crescent shaped hunched position that will wreak havoc on the health of your back.
5.) You will feel better…Emotionally! Have you ever felt that your mood needs a little bit of a boost at work? If so, that is another reason to think about getting an adjustable standing desk. Nearly ninety percent of adjustable standing desk users report experiencing higher energy levels, and better moods when they stand at work.
Let’s be real. Pretty much all of us could use a little bit of that at work.
6.) There are lots of options It is also worth mentioning that there are lots of options. Adjustable standing desks come in the form of mounts, or full on pieces of furniture. As a result, there are enough designs to suit any sense of style. They also can range significantly in price. There are options that are under $100, and others that are considerably more expensive.
In short, there is something for everyone.
7.) They Adjust You got that from the name, right? One of the nicest things about the standing adjustable desks is, in fact that they adjust. This means that people of every height can use them. It also means that, if you get tired of standing, you can easily transition back into the sitting position.
Conclusion Lower risk of diabetes, back pain, and heart disease? What else do you need to know? Just about everyone can benefit from using an adjustable standing desk, so don’t hesitate. Try one soon.
I purchased this unit after looking at lots of cheaper triple monitor mounts. The problem with those is they all mounted to the edge of a desk. My desk is a corner desk so I needed a unit with a free standing base - and this has one heck of a thin metal base! The instructions that came with the unit were very simple to understand, and within no time I had it assembled. It took some time to figure out how to slide the three monitor mounts but once that was done the monitors attached quickly and painlessly. Every possible angle is covered on these mounts, and I love the way you can move each panel up and down easily. All-in-all I love this unit and would recommend it to anyone who wants a sturdy, metal mount to reclaim their desk space after committing to triple monitors. I especially like getting the angles perfect so no light bleeds between the bezels. As for cables, one monitor will be very far from your PC so get an extra long (6ft or more) HDMI cable for it.My setup:EVGA GeForce GTX 9703 x ASUS VN247H-P Black 23.6' 1ms (GTG) HDMI Widescreen LED Backlight LCD MonitorCables: 2 x DVI-to-HDMI, 1 x Extra Long HDMI-to-HDMI
I've tried a few other keyboard trays and they were all lightweight and flimsy and I was always afraid to put much weight on them for fear of them falling apart. This tray is sturdy and the mouse pad is great because you don't have to squeeze everything onto one tray.
Great product, well made but expensive new. Suggest a used unit as there is not much to the unit...
Nice tray, and used was the best way to go. I think Humanscale products are well made but expensive for what the product actually does. I made a slight mod to the mouse tray by drilling a small hole through the keyboard main tray and the mouse pad and inserted a locking pin to keep the mouse pad more stable during use. Other than that I am completely pleased with the unit and enjoy being able to sit stand with the articulated keyboard.
I've only used the stand for about three days now, but it does everything I need and does it well. I'm using it with three 27' monitors and it is rock solid. I previously used a no-name ebay triple monitor mount that I got for around 70 dollars and the difference between that and the Jestik mount are like night and day. Whereas the ebay mount was some type of cheap painted metal and a lot of plastic, the Jestik unit is a high-grade, industrial aluminum piece with absolutely no plastic parts (other than the 3 height adjustment knobs, which, obviously, are not load bearing). It is very impressive looking compared to my old mount.I use my triple monitors for iRacing, and the movement of my force feedback wheel would cause the cheaper mount to bounce all over the place and it was a never ending struggle to keep the monitors aligned. No such problems with the Jestik. I'm no engineer, but the way it is designed doesn't really allow for the monitors to become unaligned from vibration/shaking alone. There are all kinds of adjustment knobs and set screws that, once properly tightened, keep the monitor firmly in position.I only have two minor complaints with the mount, and they are very minor. One is that the max angle of the side monitors seems to be only about 20 degrees, I would prefer a bit more for iRacing. In Jestik's defense, however, I would guess the overwhelming majority of triple monitor users have no need for a side monitor angle greater than 20 degrees, so that probably wasn't even a factor in the design process.Second is that, although the monitor's position remains rock solid, the 3 monitors, as a group, pivot left and right around the center post quite easily. Not a big deal when your sitting at your desk, or if you have the monitors up against a wall, but bumping into one of the side monitors definitely will rotate/pivot the unit a few degrees. It's easy enough to just grab a side monitor and pull it the few degrees back to center once you sit back at your...