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Depends on what you are looking for.

The fact that it could alleviate makes it fun to stand up and shake a leg. Frequent movements allow increased blood circulation, which contributes positively to your overall health and productivity, compared to sitting. If health and productivity are what you are looking for, then a standing desk would worth the investment.

  • Sit at the right desk height for you
  • Help you be more active
  • Increase blood circulation
  • Impose a healthy posture
  • Lower daily anxiety built up by inactivity
  • Can reduce back pain
  • Can deepen and lengthen focus span, helps with productivity
  • Better cognitive function, improve short-term memory and cognitive ability
  • Contribute to lowering child obesity (for children)
  • Lower chances of nerve-related disorders
  • Can ease the stiffness of neck and shoulder (with proper posture)
  • Better digestive function
  • Can help lower mood swing
  • Possible prevention to certain diseases such as Deep Vein Thrombosis, Dementia, Osteoporosis, etc
  • Initial cost (standing desks are more expensive than just-a-desk)
  • Electric power source needed
  • Potential risk of varicose veins (from standing too much)
  • Potential risk of lower limb swellings (from standing too much)
  • Electrical and mechanical installation needed
They are both standing desk. The main advantage of an electric standing desk is that it takes less time and effort to adjust the height. Speed and ease make it a suitable choice for many versatile work styles. Thus, it adds to more joy and convenience to the whole sit/stand experience.

Yes, sure thing.

 

Depending on the level of DIY( semi or full DIY ) you are talking about. You can make a standing desk from a carton box for €0.99 or €21.98 from your local furniture shop.
A proper but practical way to DIY not only for budget sake but for look-and-feel sake is to only buy an electric standing desk frame. If you have a desk top that sparks a lot of JOY out of you, then feel free to attach that top to a Fitnest Sierra electric frame.

 

Depending on how many hours you want to spend and the level of complexity in your DIY project, we are sure you will make the best desk for you.

Fitnest Sierra PRO Desk. Because it has the dual-motor powerful frame, which allows it to move smoothly, quietly and safely. It also has a large range of height adjustment for multi-purpose usages. The desk is ideal for users from 120cm to more than 200cm in height, regardless of weight. It can hold up to 130kg. The anti-collision system ensures it stops when encountering blocking objects.

However, ultimately, each Fitnest Sierra desk is engineered to give you the best comfort and productivity. Check out other Fitnest products.

Technically, because it uses a built-in lifting engine in the frame columns, instead of the normal desk legs. Moreover, depending on the materials, some desks are just more expensive because of their design, or materials or brand names. 

With proper use, a standing desk can improve your health significantly. And your health worths more than what money can buy.

Health

The standing desk is not a magic bullet. By proper stand-working, research has grown increased brain functionality, namely, faster reaction time, a longer memory, better concentration and hence, better learning abilities overall. Read more about the brain productivity of using a standing desk.
In human-friendly English, you can focus better because your body feels less fatigue due to inactivity if sitting down.
The standing desk shouldn’t be the reason why your back is hurting. If your posture is bad, no matter whether you sit or stand, back pain can occur to you.
If you are suffering from back pain since using a standing desk, check if your posture is correct, if you slouch or tense your shoulder, if your desk height is properly adjusted for you, or are you standing too much. Read more about standing desk and back pain.
Yes and no. If your cause of backpain is due to prolonged sitting, then yes(withproper usage). Using a standing desk will encourage you to stand up, relax your muscles and move more.
However, if your back pain is caused by other reasons, such as frequent heavy-lifting, disease-related, hernia, etc then the answer is no.
The standing desk itself does not cause varicose veins. Too much standing, however, does increase the likelihood.
The basic but easily misleading notion with using a standing desk is that some think you have to stand when using a standing desk. It is suggested that you only stand from 2 to 6 hours for an 8-hour working day(depending on your physics and job situation). Read our post about recommended sit/stand ratio to learn more.
If your job requires much standing, then sit down more, chillax!
No. Professional studies show that you can lose 0.1 calories per minute when standing. So, don’t count on standing to lose weight. But rather, look at the big picture because it rather helps with your overall health.
Interesting Fact: Men lose more calories standing than women. Read details about standing desk and weight here.
    Pro:

  • Improved Productivity, Health, and Comfort
  • Lower Risk of Childhood Obesity
  • Improved Cognitive Function
  • Reduced Lower Back Pain
    Con:

  • Better Cardiometabolic Health
  • Increased Risk of Varicose Veins
  • Lower Limb Swellings

Read more about standing desk health pros and cons.

Desk Use

Stand from 2 to 6 hours per working day (8hours). Maintain proper standing posture: back straight, forearms rest comfortably on the desk surface. 

Long answer: According to the British Journal of Sports Medicine (2015), one should “stand up for at least 2 hours daily during working hours”. A group of Canadian scientists from University of Waterloo says that “standing for at least 30 minutes an hour is crucial if you want to get health benefits. It is also recommended to stick to a sit-stand ratio of 1:1 or 1:3”. Read more standing time research.

Short answer: From 2 to 6 hours per day is how long you should be standing at a standing desk.

No correct answer.

How long can you use a normal desk? Most of the time, you change a desk not because it is old, but rather old – fashioned. Same for standing desk.

However, it is good to know that warranty for Electric Standing Desk frame ranges from 2 to 7 years (with common brands currently available on the market).

Yes, feel free to share it with your colleagues, friends, and family. More friends more fun.
The best thing about standing desk is that it is one of a few things you can share with kids.
For example, Fitnest Sierra Pro can go as low as 60cm up to 123cm. That is low enough for a 7-year-old kid to sit and a 2-meter adult to stand!

Yes, sure thing.

Depending on the level of DIY( semi or full DIY ) you are talking about. You can make a standing desk from a carton box for €0.99 or €21.98 from your local furniture shop.
A proper but practical way to DIY not only for budget sake but for look-and-feel sake is to only buy an electric standing desk frame. If you have a desk top that sparks a lot of JOY out of you, then feel free to attach that top to a Fitnest Sierra electric frame.

Depending on how many hours you want to spend and the level of complexity in your DIY project, we are sure you will make the best desk for you.

Proper posture is key, no matter if you are sitting or standing. Keep a straight back, relax your shoulders, and keep your eyes forward. Listen to your body. Everyone is different. 
Set up desk. Connect the desk to an electric source. Click the standup button. Start standing. 
The recommended weight limit is 125 kg for the Sierra Pro desk. 
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