Is it worth getting a sit/stand desk? Standing is a slightly more ideal position because there is less forward bend through the low back and hips than in sitting, however it also causes increased fatigue and much more load through the knees, ankles and feet. Which means that, overall, prolonged standing is really no better for you than prolonged sitting.
How many hours a day should you stand at a standing desk? Many ergonomic experts recommend standing about 5-15 minutes out of every hour when using a standing desk, although research is ongoing. One study in the British Journal of Sports Medicine recommends that it’s ideal to move, stand, and take breaks from sitting for a total of at least 2 hours in an 8 hour work day.
Do standing desks help lose weight? Here’s what they found: While sitting, study subjects burned 80 calories/hour — about the same as typing or watching TV. While standing, the number of calories burned was only slightly higher than while sitting — about 88 calories/hour.
Which stand up desk are the best?
- Uplift V2. Best overall standing desk.
- Vari Electric Standing Desk. An electric standing desk you can set up in minutes.
- Flexispot E7. A robust standing desk that offers great value for money.
- ApexDesk Elite.
- Branch Standing Desk.
- Fully Jarvis Bamboo.
- Flomotion Standing Desk.
- Ergotron WorkFit-D.