These Workstations Will Literally Make You Skinnier

These Workstations Will Literally Make You Skinnier

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UpWrite Standing Desk
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NextDesk Terra
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Standup 60" Crank Adjustable Height Sit to Stand Up Desk
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Locus Sphere Bundle

Sitting behind your desk all day could be killing you.  No, really.  According to the Center for Personalized Health Care at Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center, every hour spent sitting takes 22 minutes off your life.  That’s a bit frightening, isn’t it?  And, the World Health Organization cites inactivity as the fourth leading cause of death (that puts it ahead of obesity, but behind cancer).  And, truly, no one wants to be a part of these statistics. 

But check this out, standers burn 50 more calories per hour than sitters. That's 400 calories in an 8-hour-day or about a pound a week.

So get off your ass and start standing around at work.  You’ve got plenty of research to back you in your decision – and plenty of desks and accessories to make it all possible.  You can move right past the idea of stacking coffee tables on desks and get into the real thing.  And, when you’re ready; add a treadmill to your setup – you’ll be fit, and your concentration will improve too.


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These Workstations Will Literally Make You Skinnier

These Workstations Will Literally Make You Skinnier

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Sitting behind your desk all day could be killing you.  No, really.  According to the Center for Personalized Health Care at Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center, every hour spent sitting takes 22 minutes off your life.  That’s a bit frightening, isn’t it?  And, the World Health Organization cites inactivity as the fourth leading cause of death (that puts it ahead of obesity, but behind cancer).  And, truly, no one wants to be a part of these statistics. 

But check this out, standers burn 50 more calories per hour than sitters. That's 400 calories in an 8-hour-day or about a pound a week.

So get off your ass and start standing around at work.  You’ve got plenty of research to back you in your decision – and plenty of desks and accessories to make it all possible.  You can move right past the idea of stacking coffee tables on desks and get into the real thing.  And, when you’re ready; add a treadmill to your setup – you’ll be fit, and your concentration will improve too.


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67
Score 67
$199
222 Bought | Save: $97 (33% OFF)

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This is one of the most affordable standing desks on the market today. Now it's not as fancy as some of the other models, but it does have a few real features that make it not only affordable, but also a truly viable option on your shopping list. It has a height adjustment between 28.75" - 42.75". It also features a free mounting arm for your monitor and a large work surface. Additionally, it comes with casters so you can move this desk from room to room. Don't worry, it also comes with brakes when not it use.

 

99
Score 99
$223
296 Bought | Save: $78 (26% OFF)

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This adjustable arm is aimed specifically at Mac users, but that doesn't mean you can't use it with other laptops or tablets. It offers a one touch sit-to-stand motion which makes it perfect for employees that host meetings at their desk. It's also easy to install, so it can work for you, even if you move offices frequently.

 

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Score 72
$999
203 Bought | Save: $501 (33% OFF)

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Alright, let's be clear; this is a treadmill, not a desk. But, it's meant to go with your standing desk. And, it comes with the features you'd expect from an office treadmill including: bluetooth communications capable, an 8' cord from treadmill to console, and a .4 to 4 MPH range. It also records time, steps, calories, speed and distance.

 

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Score 74
$65
166 Bought | Save: $56 (47% OFF)

Details

This is hardly the flyest model when it comes to standing desks, but it does serve a purpose. It's great for the occasional home user - or even in a college dorm room. It offers a bit of storage and portability, but otherwise, the very best feature of this desk is it's price.

 

76
Score 76
$1499
162 Bought | Save: $500 (25% OFF)

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PCMag.com rated this one of the coolest gadgets of 2013 and it's easy to see why. It's a desk and treadmill combo unit. It offers a wide working surface with adjustable height controls. You can walk between .4 and 4 mph and features a safety pause when the treadmill is not in use. It also provides workout feedback which allows you to keep on top of your work and your fitness goals.

 

79
Score 79
$26
210 Bought | Save: $54 (68% OFF)

Details

This portable standing desk is perfect for two types of people: those that MUST stand and cannot picture heading off to a coffee shop to work without standing and those that just want to give it a try (but don't feel secure with makeshift desks). This really is a basic model, but it works wonders if you're one of those location independent people or need a mini desk you can use while in the comfort of your bed.

 

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Score 81

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One of the toughest aspects of remaining on your feet all day long is that most floors are not made for standing on all day long. (Really, the moment you make the switch, you will develop a new appreciation for busy restaurant servers.) Unless you're ready to go all out for the treadmill desk, make sure you pick up one of these mats to go with you're new healthy lifestyle.

 

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Score 84
$689
157 Bought  

Details

If you need mix your standing with... just a bit of sitting, this is the seat for you. And, it does allow you to keep moving while barely sitting. Now, it's not exactly the cheapest seat you're going to find, but it's a great option for those who can't go a full 8 hours on their feet. The seat is available in a variety of colours and this product is a 2012 ErgoExpo Winner.

 

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Score 86
$1000
125 Bought  

Details

This treadmill is meant to accompany any of the NextDesk models and it comes with plenty of bells and whistles. It's got all the features you would expect from a treadmill at a trendy downtown gym, including a built in USB charging port for your phone. It also has bluetooth connectivity so you can control your workout. The treadmill works at speeds between .4 to 4 mph. No, you don't need to keep the control panel right in the middle of your desk.

 

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Score 88

Details

This is one of the most affordable and best-known standing desks available on the market. It's not a separate unit, but rather one that fits on top of an existing desk. It supports two monitors and a separate keyboard tray with a total carry load of 35 pounds. A squeeze of the side handles lowers the VARIDESK to sitting height for the moments when standing just isn't an option.

 

91
Score 91
$3099
149 Bought  

Details

You know you want this. You can admit it; we do. This standing desk has everything but a treadmill. And, it's just so... so... sexy. Not only has it got that Locus Seat that we're drooling over, it's got: one Locus Seat in Glacier White with Nubuck Seat Cushion and Anti-Fatigue Mat, one Locus Sphere Desk in Glacier White, one Sphere Stay Flat Shelf in Glacier White, one LED Worklight, and a Cable Management Tray. Admirers will come free as soon as you set it up. Do we really need to say more?

 

93
Score 93
$395
183 Bought | Save: $204 (34% OFF)

Details

This is a wonderfully wide work surface which really helps chronic workers. And this desk is also adjustable with a hand crank from standing to sitting height which is a wonderful option - especially when you move into overtime. It also has a two tier shelf design which puts your monitor at the proper viewing height, and the keyboard and mouse at the proper working height. Not only that, it's price tag isn't quite as oppressive as some of the other full desks available on the market.

 

95
Score 95
$1497
131 Bought  

Details

This standing desk from NextDesk is widely considered to be the best available on the market - with the price tag to match. It comes with a keyboard tray and a wealth of customisable features. These include the number of grommets for wires, an integrated power manager, an extendable length, and even assembly assistance. But, every option you use to trick out your desk will add to the price. This is clearly for experienced standers, but worth every penny when you've fully embraced this lifestyle.

 

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Score 98
$1149
227 Bought  

Details

This desk is HOT! Seriously hot. It comes with touch-of-a-button automatic height adjustment feature so you can sit when you want. It sets up in 20 minutes out of the box, includes a cable management channel and has an energy-save control switch. And, it also accommodates treadmills. And, if that wasn't enough, it's surface is a white board, so you can easily take notes - no need to clutter your desk with a bunch of paper.

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Katie’s Cleveland proud; but she’s also lived in Australia, Switzerland and now stays in South Africa. That’s a roundabout way of saying she can’t sit still; she’s always moving, always busy.

She has a BA in International Relations from Kent State University and work towards a Masters in Human Rights. She speaks French, is learning German and used to dream in Spanish. For years, Katie worked as a producer on fashion and advertising shoots before she realized her passion was the written word.

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