Thinking About a Standing Desk? Here Are 5 Things To Think About First.

Is a standing desk the right solution for you? Here’s a look at some factors you should consider before buying one.

 Thinking About a Standing Desk? Here Are 5 Things To Think About First.

Sitting too much is a hot topic these days because too many of us do too much of it at work and it adversely affects our health as a result.

While there are several ways to combat the effects of too much sitting, a standing desk is one of the more popular solutions.

And there’s good reason for that:

The reason you’re feeling more energetic and attentive is because being on your feet means you’re being slightly more active. Standing burns approximately 30 percent more calories than sitting. So if you were to burn an average of 1,500 calories per work day while sitting, you would burn 2,000 or more while standing for the same duration.

Caloric burn is only the beginning of the health benefits of standing, however. Standing improves posture, increases blood circulation, lowers your risk of disease and blood clots, and will leave you feeling better at the end of a long work day.

With that said, a standing desk is not the right solution for everyone. If you’re considering one for yourself, CNET has a smart look at some factors you should consider before buying one.

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Greg Bussmann is a Marketing Specialist at Office Essentials. He is a lifelong, proud St. Louisan, a technology enthusiast, and father to four teenage daughters. He spends his spare time providing rides, chaperoning dates and trying to keep track of his credit cards. He also enjoys watching the St. Louis Cardinals when it's his turn to use the remote. Email Greg anytime.