Standing desks are taking over offices all around you. In technology hubs like the Silicon Valley, entire companies are ditching traditional desks for height adjustable standing desks. But, some businesses are being a little more coy about their move from traditional to standing.
At Multitable, we believe that everyone deserves the benefits of an height adjustable desk, even those that work in more traditional environments. With our commitment to quality, customer service and excellence, we took a field trip to do a custom installation for a local lawyer who wanted the benefits of a standing desk, but needed to keep the look of his traditional wooden desk.
His law firm has strict office rules including a requirement to keep the look of the traditional cherry desk and a modesty panel. So, one of our standard Mod-Tables just wouldn’t work. Instead of sacrificing the potential mental and physical health benefits, he called us to try and work out a solution and we were more than happy to help out with a custom install.
On a perfect afternoon in May, our team went to his office with everything we needed to turn his classic, stationary desk into a longevity-driving and health-improving adjustable desk. Our goal, keep the look he needed while giving him the functionality each of our customers demands. To do this we had to replace the desk’s legs with our adjustable legs, add our motorized component, find the right place to place the desk’s controls, and attach everything to the existing wooden desk parts without them being visible to clients.
Right in his office we went to work, carefully taking apart his tradition desk and replacing his old wooden legs with new, adjustable legs. It took several hours to get everything perfect, because even a small mistake would ruin the aesthetics. But, when we were done it looked exactly as we hoped. His desk could now lift up, allowing him to stand and improve his health, or sit at his desk and have it look like every other desk in the office.
The reasons for substituting an adjustable desk from MultiTable for your standard desk are practically endless. But for those of us currently strapped to a chair and a computer for hours each day, there are three main reasons why we should all make the move to standing.
Standing burns about 50 percent more calories than sitting. Simply standing while talking on the phone, working at your computer or reading the paper, a 155-pound person can burn as many as 50 more calories per hour.
Relieve back pain the natural way. When you use a height adjustable desk, it will help ease back pains, promote a stronger back and help eliminate the risk of future back problems. The idea is to alternate your position, from sitting to standing, to keep your back straighter and your muscles limber.
Relieve fatigue that hits all of us in the afternoon. Studies prove that sitting for long periods of time will make you tired. Standing helps get your blood circulating and your heart pumping. The quicker the blood circulates, the more alert you will become.
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Looking to convert your office desk to a height adjustable standing desk? MultiTable has a solution. Call: 855-469-6858 to get started today. You don’t have to throw your old desk away. MultiTable.com has been designing and selling standing desks since 2010 and has engineered standing desks and ergonomic accessories from the ground up. Call us and get started standing today!