Regular standing desks allow for 2 options – standing up and sitting in a chair.
- Long-term chair sitting weakens legs and back, and shortens hip flexor muscles – causing major structural changes to hip, legs, back and neck, strength, and mobility, which can have serious consequences on vitality and wellbeing.
- Standing in one place at a desk for too long results in the knee and ankle joints supporting the weight of the entire body in a repetitive way. It can also result in long-term decrease in hip flexibility.
By design, the rest of the standing desks on the market cannot go much lower than a height appropriate for chair sitting during work.
Have a look at the screen-shot I took after Googling “standing desks”:
What most standing desks have in common is that they stop about halfway down. Some are designed to sit on a desk or tabletop and could be moved to the floor and used on the floor – but they weren’t necessarily made for that and who knows how they will stand up… no pun intended.