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Which Ergonomic Stand Up Work Desk is Best for You? Read the Reviews!

Updated on January 15, 2014

An ergonomic stand up work desk has many health benefits. Standing at your desk gets you up and moving, reducing pressure on your back and can reduce straining on your wrists and shoulders with better positioning while working at an office desk. Ideally, your monitor should be at eye level and positioned so you don't have to bend your neck up or down to look at it. The keyboard position should allow you to type with your elbows forming a 90-degree angle.


Health Benefits of a Standing Desk

  • Lose weight
  • Reduce back pain
  • Increase productivity
  • Increase focus
  • Reduce neck pain

Sit and Stand Hydraulic Adjustable Desk Review

This is the Cadillac of standing desks by the Ergo Office. With the push of a button you can raise or lower this desk to as low as a sitting position and to as high as 52 inches. Been sitting for too long? Then raise your desk. After standing for an hour or two, you can then easily and quickly lower your desk to sit down.

The legs move up and down with the help of a motor. The desk surface is engineered wood finished in an espresso, nearly black color, or cherry. The desk has a curved cutout where you sit or stand giving you a long surface on both sides for arm and wrist comfort, no matter if you are right or left-handed. This desk is wide, giving you plenty of space for your office supplies and to work. It is pictured with a filing cabinet that you can buy separately.

If spending this much on a motorized desk gives you pause, it does come with a 10-year warranty.

Other pros to this desk:
The bottom shelf also adjusts.
It is sturdy and well made. It has a metal frame and PVC surfaces.
It's small in width for small spaces. Although if you want space to work, this may be a drawback for you.

The major con to this desk stems from its sturdiness. You cannot easily readjust the height. Once it's set, it's a lot of work to move it up or down. So it's not a good option if you share the desk with someone else who differs greatly in height from you.

Safco Adjustable Stand Up Desk Review

For the cheap price and all the features, this may be the best inexpensive stand up desk you can buy. This stand up workstation comes in cherry, grey, and oak. You can adjust the height from 39 to 49 inches in height at one inch increments. This gives you a lot of flexibility for getting the most comfortable height for you. It has a separate keyboard shelf that pulls out. The keyboard shelf is even adjustable to different distances from the top monitor shelf. It has two lower shelves to place a printer and office supplies and the side panels hide the cords nicely. It also comes with wheels if you need to have a desk that's easy to move.

The Workfit Sit and Stand Workstation Review

This your best option if you don't have a place to fit a whole new desk. This attaches to any solid flat surface to turn your ordinary desk into a standing workstation. There are several models. Some for holding a single monitor, one for a larger screen, and several choices that will hold two monitors which is essential for many office workers. Detaching and reattaching is easy enough that you can become a portable adjustable workstation.


Become even more active and fit while working by putting a treadmill at your desk.

As the photo to the right shows, you can get a workout while getting work done.

Do you use a stand up desk?

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