Sitting down for long periods is not good for you. Indeed, recent research suggests that many of our modern health problems are linked to the fact that we sit down far too long. The human body is made to move and many people these days are almost entirely static. Studies have shown that when you stand up to work, you tend to move more. “Standing desks” have been linked to improving health.
However, there are times of the day when you need to sit – or you just need to rest your legs for a short while. So, what you need is a desk that can go from sitting to standing. A complete desk that can do this can be expensive. So, one solution is to use a “sit-stand” device that converts to allow you to work either sitting or standing.
This Startech Sit-Stand Workstation is what I use in my office. For much of the day, I stand up. When I want to sit down, I just press the lever on the side and the pneumatic arm lowers the contraption down to the desk. It means that within a couple of seconds my screen, keyboard and mouse can be available for me sitting down, or standing up.
The Sit-Stand Workstation is also about a quarter of the price of the cheapest sit-stand desks.
Graham Jones is an Internet Psychologist who studies the way people use the online world, in particular how people engage with businesses. He uses this knowledge to help companies improve their online connections to their customers and potential customers and offers consultancy, workshops, masterclasses and webinars. He also speaks regularly at conferences and business events. Graham is an award-winning writer and the author of 32 books, several of which are about various aspects of the Internet. For more information connect with me on Google+