7 standing desks that take your home office to the next level

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An adjustable standing desk keeps your body more active than a traditional desk.

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Sedentary behavior – including sitting too long – can be dangerous to your health. According to research published in peer-reviewed journal Diabetologyinactivity increases the risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease and overall mortality.

Unfortunately, many jobs require working at a desk for hours at a time. Enter the standing desk, a flexible workspace that allows you to alternate standing and sitting positions. While not a magic bullet, the standing desk, sometimes called a sit-stand desk or a height-adjustable desk, reduces inactivity. Alternating between sitting and standing during the work day can drop in blood sugar, decrease the risk of heart diseaseincrease productivity and mood and even promote longevity.

Below are seven standing desks that can help you reap the health benefits of standing work.

Lynnea Height Adjustable Standing Desk

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Don’t sacrifice style with this desktop option which has an aged finish. This metal and wood desk can be adjusted from 30 inches to 36 inches via a lever. It is currently for sale at Wayfair.

Lynnea height-adjustable standing desk, $330 (was $455)


Vari Electric Standing Desk

Vari Electric Standing Desk

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Hailed as the best standing desks of 2021, the motorized Vari Electric Standing Desk also enjoys a five-star customer rating on Amazon. A reason for all the praise? Programmable settings that adjust desk height from 25.5 to 50.5 inches with the touch of a button.

Vari indicates that the desk and the steel legs can be shipped separately. But once you have everything you need in one place, Vari Claims assembly can be completed in less than five minutes. The standing desk is available in five desk colors; dark wood is depicted. There are two sizes to choose from; prices vary.

Vari electric standing desk, dark wood (60″ x 30″), $795


SHW Electric Standing Desk

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Economic option, the SHW Electric Standing Desk starts at $210 for the 40-inch-wide model and jumps to $300 for a 55-inch desk. Constructed of industrial steel, it includes a variety of features, such as two hanging hooks, a cable management organizer, four locking wheels, and a center drawer. Fully motorized, it lifts from 28 to 46 inches with four memory preset options.

SHW Electric Standing Desk (24″ x 40″), $210


Flexispot Standing Desk Converter

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A standing desk converter is a great option for those who already own and love their traditional desk. The lightweight and portable design of this Flexispot Standing Desk Converter makes it easily transportable from home to the office, while providing enough space for a large monitor, laptop, keyboard and mouse. The converter is available in two colors: black and mahogany.

Flexispot Standing Desk Converter, Black (30″ x 23.7″), $130 (reduced from $180)


Flexispot Kana Pro Bamboo Standing Desk

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Available in rectangular and curved shapes, and five sizes to fit any space, the Flexispot Kana Pro is a standing desk with a lacquered durable bamboo surface. The workspace offers an outlet and two USB portals, holds up to 275 pounds, and features a smart control panel for height adjustments (with presets and child lock).

Kana Pro Bamboo Standing Desk (48″ x 24″), $540


Floyd Home The Standing Desk

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Floyd Home teamed up with ergonomically-minded office furniture brand Fully to design a programmable standing desk – a piece inspired by Fully’s Jarvis frame, but built from the plywood table surface of genuine Floyd birch and powder coated steel frame. the Floyd standing desk adjusts in height from 25.6 to 51 inches. The desk itself weighs 110 pounds, but has a weight capacity of 350 pounds. There are three color options for the desktop surface: birch (pictured); Walnut; and, fog. Prices vary by color.

Floyd Home The Standing Desk, Birch (54″ x 26″), $975


Raised standing desk

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For those looking for a fully customizable, highly rated standing desk, check out the Uprising V2, a design-it-yourself desk that lets you select size, surface material, frame, grommet color, keyboard style, and even footswitch type, plus a bunch of other options. optional accessories including under-desk hammocks, bamboo stand tables, under-desk organizers and LED lights. Vertical height ranges from 52 to 79 inches, with a quick up and down motion and assembly that takes just seven minutes. Prices vary by size, as well as color and style of desk. Uplift offers free space planning and design services to simplify the process. Amazon, meanwhile, offers a pre-designed, well-equipped Uplift model with a bamboo desktop in a variety of colors and frame sizes.

Uplift Standing Desk, Bamboo Desk (42″ x 30″), $599

Uplift standing desk, black frame (42″ x 30″), $768


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