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Are You Part of the Standing Desk Revolution?

by Kate K on November 9, 2012

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UPLIFT 900 Walnut Solid Wood

The UPLIFT Solid Wood White C-Frame with Walnut Top, just one of many beautiful solid wood options.

At The Human Solution, we are thrilled to be on the edge of a revolution. Standing at work is quickly becoming a common conversation, as study after study proves the painful results of staying sedentary. A quick search for “standing vs sitting” in Google news turns up almost 22,000 news stories!

One recent article published by NBC News highlights the trend and asks the question: how far will this standing “trend” go? Is this a lasting change? Will we see the advent of taller conference room tables, or chairs missing from auditoriums? The trend is even catching on in our leisure time, with people advocating for standing only sections at football games, or even standing while watching television (one of the worst offenders and life-shorteners, according to the British Journal of Sports Medicine).

Let’s make standing the standard.  A quick rundown of some of our top-selling standing desk models will make clear how a standing desk is achievable and affordable.

The Stunner: The Texas Native Wood UPLIFT (pictured above). This easily-customized beauty is my personal favorite. The 900 base features two sturdy steel legs and a discreet telescoping crossbeam beneath the native wood top. The size of the top ranges from 48″ x 30″ to 72″ x 30″, but because these real wood desktops are made by local carpenters here in Austin, TX, we can customize the top to whatever size you need. Also important are the two quick electric motors (one in each leg), which raise the desktop from 25″ to 51″ in a matter of seconds. The height range of this desk makes it especially appealing to those who wish to use a treadmill or stand on energizing twist boards.

The Space Saver gives you all the benefits of a sit-stand desk at a lower price.

The Budget-Friendly: UPLIFT Space Saver.  The Space Saver is a no-nonsense fit to your workstation. It is my go-to recommendation for those looking to get into standing at work with a sturdy desk, but at a lower cost and a smaller footprint. With a traveling speed of 1.5″/second, you can easily switch from sitting to standing and keep your body mobile.

Our eco-friendly tops include this gorgeous reclaimed wood option.

The Eco-Friendly: UPLIFT Reclaimed Wood. Our reclaimed Douglas fir desks are available in a variety of sizes, lending a touch of rustic beauty to any office. The super-sturdy base supports over 350 pounds, and the optional memory keypad makes it easy to get to your presets.

We hope you’ll get into standing for part of your work day, and we’d be happy to help you make the transition!  Call us at 800-531-3746, email us, or talk with one of our standing desk experts via chat.

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Kate K

Kate is a content writer for THS. She hails from the legendary land of Delaware, where she wore rain boots from October through April and developed tremendous upper body strength from shoveling snow. She thanks her lucky stars each day for being in Austin and enjoys riding her bike, laughing at dog-shaming pictures, and having philosophical discussions while watching ‘How I Met Your Mother.’

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