Go Ahead and Take a Stand
As a follow up to our previous article on standing desks back in 2014, there have been a lot of advancements in the market making it much cheaper to produce. Wirecutter recently did a comprehensive rundown of standing desks currently available, ranking their usability and affordability. Price options now vary from $693 to as little as $25 (made out of sturdy cardboard).
Although standing desks do help aid against the ill effects of sitting, they are not complete solution. Unbreak Yourself states that the goal is to remain active throughout your workday; “An ideal routine could be that for every 25 minutes of work you do, take a five minute break to stretch your muscles or go for a brief walk”. Ted Ed also made a great video that summarizes the hidden risks of sitting as well as the benefits of good posture, take a look: