There was a time when standing desks were curious set-ups used by such “eccentrics” as Ernest Hemingway, Albert Einstein, Charles Dickens, and Virginia Woolf. While these people, and others, recognized the advantage of standing while working many decades ago, the average U.S. adult still spends at least 8 hours per day in a chair. There are some obvious benefits to choosing to stand rather than sit for extended periods of time (like improved metabolism, better circulation, burning more calories, better posture, etc.) and some not so obvious -but equally as awesome- benefits (such as an increase in focus, alertness, and activity, significantly improved mood, lack of that dreaded afternoon fatigue, and more).
Many of the folks at Woodard Properties (namely our fabulous leasing and facilities teams) have very active days and move around quite a bit. Some of us, however, are part of that “average U.S. adult” group, spending most of the work day at our desks.
So, we are taking a stand… at our desks! Check out a few of our standing desk set-ups below. We all agree that making the switch from sitting all day has greatly improved our daily moods, productivity, and overall health.
Alice, Joy, and Crys taking a stand:
Taking it a “step” further… some of us even have mini-ellipticals at our desks! And, yes, it is possible to type and read while working up a sweat on the elliptical. Just check out our live demos below…
You can even work on your elliptical in a long, fancy skirt!