My friend Brian has recently decided to move to a standing desk setup at work and asked my opinion about it. Because he is smart, he researched this before just jumping in. This means he didn’t just buy a taller desk, but has considered all elements of the desk ergonomics. Based on that, I think it sounds like a really interesting option, which is what I told him. I do have concerns about this approach for someone who has neck troubles, as the lack of arm rests could be troublesome. But otherwise, it sounds interesting.

If this is a topic that has made you go “hmmm”, then I suggest you read through Brian’s blog post about it:

He’ll be updating it once he’s tried it out for a couple of weeks, and I’ll be sure to update you when he does. I know I’m curious about it.

Elsbeth Vaino is a personal trainer in Ottawa, Canada.


  1. Hi Elsbeth,
    Another desk you might want to consider is the Airtouch. What makes this brand unusual is that it is adjustable, so when you want to sit, it lowers, and when you want to stand, you can raise it up. I have one on order and am anxiously awaiting it’s arrival! Here’s the link for those who may be interested:


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