Stand Up Desk

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How to Sit Properly Between Sessions of Standing at Your Varidesk

While we pride ourselves in being able to change the way you work with the Varidesk, we know that there are times when you will have to sit. And in our move towards healthy living, we believe it’s vital that you’re able to sit properly and with good posture. This not only improves the condition […]
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Healthy Living Behind Your Desk – Exercises for the Office Worker

The Desk Jockey habits of office life are seemingly unavoidable. With most of us working 8-9 hours a day, sitting at a desk in front of a computer or paperwork, we’re forced into long period of stillness. These habits can negatively affect our body’s health, as we absent-mindedly snack while we work or fail to […]

Get Moving This Movember with VARIDESK

Hey guys, get that mustache in gear and celebrate Movember with (what else?) a little movement! This cool animated video by Dr. Mike addresses how sitting disease affects men’s health and how even small lifestyle changes (like using VARIDESK) can make a big difference.  So, grow that ‘stache, take the 30-day pledge, and get moving! […]
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Why Are Stand-Sit Desks Becoming More Common in the Workplace?

When it comes to being a stand-up guy in the workplace, the proliferation of the stand up desk has certainly helped in this regard. With individuals becoming more and more health conscious, and the results of the negative effects of sitting readily available across the World Wide Web, it’s no wonder that there’s been a […]

The Stand Up Desk User’s Best Friend: The Anti-Fatigue Mat

We’ve covered ergonomic office chairs and adorable miniature office accessories, so now let’s review what many would argue is the most important stand up desk accessory of all – the anti-fatigue mat. Just about every testimonial from a new stand up desk user includes a “my feet and/or back were killing me, so I got […]

Using a Stand Up Desk at Work, but Surfing the Couch at Home?

Hey, let’s do some math! Wait, don’t run away! – I’m talking easy word problems here: 8 hours at work + 8 hours of sleep = 16 hours sitting/lying down per work day. Even if you’re using your stand up desk for half the work day, that’s still at least 12 hours a day of […]

Stand Up Desk = Career Boost?

Can a stand up desk rev up your metabolism? Certainly. Can it lower your blood pressure? Signs point to ‘yes’. But can it also boost your creativity, foster better workplace relationships, and make you a more effective leader? This advertising executive thinks so. Award-winning ad exec Roman Paluta spoke to the Career News blog over […]
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Standing Desks Are Just the Beginning: Adopting Other Healthy At-Work Habits

I’m a fan of the Eat This not That series of books and articles from the ripped and toned studmonsters at Men’s health. Mostly because anything that encourages me to eat (it’s right there in the title!) I automatically like. Most health advice comes off as a big ‘ol nagathon of “don’t do this” “avoid […]
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Get Fit With These Stand Up Desk Exercises

I can’t lie, despite my love for my stand up desk, I’m really a pretty lazy creature at heart.  When it comes to exercising during the work day, I’m not likely to hit the gym or strap on running shoes and hit the streets. It’s just not going to happen. So, instead, I’ve found a […]

Stand Up Desk Accessories – Mini Edition

These tiny office gadgets will fit easily on your stand up desk because they’re itty bitty yet useful little packages of goodness. There are just too many great office gadgets out there, and it’s too much pressure to list my all-time faves. That’s why I’m going to make this a regular feature so I can […]

Laptop Users – Yes, You Need a Stand Up Desk Too!

What could be a better combination than laptops and stand up desks? They go together like peanut butter and jelly, ham and cheese, bacon and eggs (or bacon and anything, really)  No separate keyboard or monitor to mess with, just plop that bad boy right there on top and you’re ready to go – it’s […]
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Stand Up Desk Benefits – Boosting Employee Morale

You may be wondering how stand up desks could possibly affect company morale, but anything you do as an employer to show your employees that you care about their health and well-being can be a great morale booster. Healthy employees are happier employees who bring more energy and focus to the workplace. That kind of […]

Standing Out With a Stand Up Desk

A concern we often address with prospective VARIDESK customers is the “stage fright” aspect of switching to a stand up desk. Let’s face it, you may be pretty conspicuous if you’re the only person standing up in a sea of seated co-workers. Most office employees work in a cubicle or “open office” environment where standing […]
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Our 10 Favorite Makeshift Standing Desks: Where there’s a will, there’s a way.

Before VARIDESK came along, you had to have a fat wallet or a huge office to consider any of the standing desk solutions on the market. Regular folks were looking for a way to combat sitting disease without catching broke disease – so they got creative. Not everyone looks at a weight machine or a […]

Choosing a Stand Up Desk

Let’s be honest, VARIDESK serves the exact same purpose as every other stand up desk on the market. No matter which one you choose, you’ll reap the health and productivity benefits of standing more often during the workday. The big advantages to choosing VARIDESK over the others concern your bank account and, frankly, your sanity. […]

Stand Up Desks Benefits – Lowering Your Company’s Health Care Costs

In what way could stand up desks benefits help your company? According to, U.S. workforce illnesses and injuries costs American employers $576 billion annually. The Integrated Benefits Institute did the research that came up with that amount and they say that $227 billion of that cost “is from ‘lost productivity’ from employee absenteeism due […]

Coca-Cola Joins the Fight Against Sitting Disease

The benefits of adjustable height desks are finally beginning to be recognized by some of the most powerful corporations in the country. Just a few short years ago, stand up desks like VARIDESK were a rare sight in most companies – only the most cutting-edge, non-traditional workplaces used them. Now, some of America’s largest and […]
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VARIDESK – Making Your Stand

You’ll probably hear us talking about sitting disease quite a bit on this blog. This time around, instead of focusing on the negative effects of sitting down too much, we’re going to look at some of the positives of standing up more, and how VARIDESK can help. This is our way of looking at the […]