What started as a tweet referencing a conversation with coworkers, resulted in a standing desk being set up on my desktop at work last Friday. The generous team at Varidesk saw my tweet and sent me a Varidesk Pro to put to the test. Let’s just say that my team was a bit jealous.
When I received the large box, I realized that I hadn’t anticipated how difficult the setup might be. But I was wrong. I lifted the desk out of the box (with help) and set it directly on my desktop. Done. My favorite feature of the Varidesk Pro is that it easily transitions from a sitting to a standing desk, which also means that it fits anyone’s height. I was impressed at how it accommodated my complicated desk setup–a laptop, docking station, two additional monitors, and a keyboard. It fits everything and leaves additional room for a few desktop decorations. Finally, there’s a free downloadable companion app for sit/stand alerts and calorie-burn counter. I’m excited to play around with that.
My plan is to use the desk for a month, then report back to let you know how the experience goes. I’ve heard a lot of people say that they’ve considered getting a standing desk but aren’t sure they’d like it. If you’re one of those people, check back in a month to see what I think.
With a standing desk, I predict that more of the following will happen:
- Receiving more Fuel points on my Nike FuelBand. (See #4)
- Wearing flats to work. Standing all day in heels doesn’t sound fun.
- Interacting more often with coworkers and staying more alert.
- Moving my feet to any song that’s playing through my headphones.
- Decreasing my risk of the following unhealthy habits and conditions:
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