I’m going to stray a little from real estate today to talk about one of my favorite things in the workplace: standing desks.
How many of you use a standing desk on a daily or weekly basis? I’ve been using one for about eight years now and I absolutely love it. It’s a habit at this point and something I don’t talk about as much as I used to. But let’s take a minute to to discuss a few of the benefits.
You can increase your energy level, burn more calories, and even reduce soreness after your morning exercise routine. Not to mention a marked difference in your posture (if your conscious about it).
I’ve seen some anti-standing desk studies and here are my thoughts on that: If you stand in the same exact spot for three hours straight, obviously that’s not good for you. You need to move around throughout the day. Put a pull-up bar, a balance board, or some kettle-bells in your office. Take a seat when you’re tired. Just don’t be stationary all day long!
If you’re considering a standing desk, here are a few brands you should take a look at:
- Geekdesk. It’s a little pricey, but it’s motorized, it works great, and I’ve had one since 2012.
- Varidesk. You can use one of these to raise and lower your existing desk.
I hope this has been helpful to you. If you have any questions for me about standing desks or about real estate in general, don’t hesitate to give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.