Updated: Sep 6, 2020
When my husband mentioned that he needed new shoes with better support, so that he could use his new standing desk, I thought I had better look into this!
HEALTH - This is the main motivation for getting a standing desk. We all hate sitting still for so long each day. Moving around has a lot of health benefits.
WEIGHT LOSS – Yes! With movement comes weight loss!
GREATER FOCUS - Again – with lots of movement there is more blood flow and therefore better concentration and focus.
LESS BACK PAIN – Another great benefit due to movement rather than sitting still all day.
SORE FEET – You’re probably going to downgrade your stilettoes to slippers and get new insoles - for the first couple of weeks at any rate.
NOT SO GOOD WITH LAPTOPS – Due to the space between the screen and the keyboard– but then if you are working on a laptop, you probably don’t need a standing desk as, hopefully, you are very mobile already. Desktops seem to be fine.
NEED A HEGHT ADJUSTABLE CHAIR – Your old chair won’t be any good anymore as you will need breaks from standing all the time. So you will also need to upgrade your chair or get a standing desk specific chair.
INCREASE IN VARICOSE VEINS – A typical consequence of standing for prolonged periods of time – so keep in mind you need to keep moving to keep the risk low – you may now want to consider the upgrade of a Treadmill Desk!
PRICE – And every good thing comes with a price tag!
Well there you have it!
At the end of the day it will be down to getting the balance between individual needs and the budget allowed.