According to recent research, sitting for more than eight hours a day without physical activity is harmful to your body, and studies have compared extended sitting to smoking. And yet, for most of us working in corporate America (and now mostly from home), our lives are spent sitting at a desk.
We sit down first thing in the morning, take a lap around the house or grab a quick snack, and are back to sitting until the evening rolls around. While some of the negative effects of constant sitting can be countered by walking/standing breaks and vigorous exercise, there's another easy fix: standing desks.
A standing desk is an ergonomically friendly option for those who want to lessen the impact of working at a computer day in and day out. They may not be the solution for everything — for instance, standing all day without physical exercise is also not ideal — but they are arguably a step in the right direction. After all, spending less time sitting and more time moving is an easy thing you can do to improve your health.
The only problem is, standing desks tend to be pretty pricey and not accessible to everyone. In fact, some fancier models range from $700 to over a thousand dollars. For this reason, we scoured the internet and put together a list of highly-rated standing desks that will help your back — without hurting your wallet.
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