The story of the stand-up desk (on a quest to be healthy)…
So, Raul and I are on a flight from Portland, OR to Santa Fe to visit family (our yearly pilgrimage to a place we completely adore), and as I am not one who can relax or sleep on a flight, I read everything I can get my hands on, and this includes the Skymall catalogue. I flip to page 36, where I see a product that sparks my interest and has its roots in a conversation that my brother-in-law (one of the people we are going to see) and I had talked about just the year before, the benefits of a standing desk.
I saw his stand up desk setup the year before, and promised myself that I would look into one when I returned home (which I did for like a nano-second). What I do for a living requires a lot of sitting (a LOT), and so the standing desk seemed like it might be the perfect solution for me… if I would just use it.
So I told myself that:
ONE — I would take my free copy of Skymall to jog my memory when I got home
TWO — Check to see if my brother-in-law was still using his standing desk
THREE — Research the benefits of a stand-up desk
FOUR — If # THREE offered favorable findings and reviews, order one
FIVE — USE THE DANG THING!
So here is what I have found out (and done) so far:
ONE — Yes, I squirreled away my Skymall and managed not to misplace it
TWO — Yes, brother-in-law is still using it
THREE — Yes, I did the research and found favorable reviews and data to support the health benefits
FIVE — I await my VARIDESK… so will write about the use of it in a bit…
Why the VARIDESK over all other stand-up desks?
Well, this was the version that sparked my attention in the Skymall catalogue. I liked it because it was something that could be placed on top of my current desk, vs. having to replace the whole desk (as my desk is fairly new — was a pain to build — is really cool — and does NOT need replacing)!
The VARIDESK is less expensive than replacing with an entire standing desk, but runs more than some desktop versions. My over-all decision for the VARIDESK version comes from the fact that it has an easy height adjustment, so moving from sitting to standing several times a day should be a breeze. There is also a downloadable desktop APP that will remind you when it is time to stand (which I will definitely need).
Stay tuned for my review of my VARIDESK Laptop coming soon!