Standing computer desk – Research has found that people who are standing burn 50% more calories than those who are sitting; But standing also has metabolic benefits: the cells of the body become more receptive to insulin and release the lipoprotein lipase enzyme that, among other things, breaks down fatty acids. Studies have found that people who spend more than 5 hours a day sitting have twice the risk of heart failure than those who walk. A solution that is gradually becoming popular among several users is the use of “Standing Desks”, or desks in which we work unemployed.
The advantages that a desk that forces us to work on our feet brings us, is a higher caloric intake, a better posture, and force our body to, well, work as it should supposedly do. The problem is that most standing computer desk is expensive. And we can not be sure of being able to make the “sacrifice” of abandoning the comfort of our chair and our current desk, by this system. But there is another solution, that of modifying our current desktop, to work standing up.
That’s right, expensive investments are not needed; simply raise our monitor so that it is at the same height as our eyes, when we are standing. The keyboard, of course, should also be raised to a position where it is comfortable to reach and use, just like the mouse. None of the solutions is particularly “elegant”. It is, after all, to give us an idea of how it is to work standing up for several hours, in front of the computer, instead of sitting down. The idea of working at standing computer desk is something that has gradually been attracting me more and more, and I think I am ready to take the necessary step to, at least, try to work this way for a week.