Sitting at your desk for 40 hours a week can wreak havoc on your health. A lack of physical activity is linked to obesity, several types of cancer, and even a shorter life.
One of the easiest ways to add more physical activity to your workday is to install a standing desk.
If you think a standing desk might be right for you, but don’t want to completely overhaul your current setup, we were sent one of FlexiSpot’s adjustable standing stand risers to try out, and think it is well worth a look after using it for the past month.
The setup has two work surfaces, one for your computer and another for your mouse and keyboard, as well as a hydraulic lift you can adjust it to 12 different heights. With the simple lift of a lever, you can go from seated to standing in seconds.
There several similar models on the market, but FlexiSpot’s emphasis on comfort is what separates it from the rest. The secondary shelf is positioned so you can comfortably rest your elbows at a 90-degree angle while you type and have a healthy distance between your face and screen. Many models extend outward when you raise them, but FlexiSpot has a straight up and down movement, so you won’t inconvenience any of your coworkers by using it either.
The riser has a 4.7/5-star rating on Amazon, with 83% of customers who reviewed it giving it the highest rating. Our Business Insider colleague, Jeffrey Huang, has been using the test unit we were sent and, for Huang, it lived up to the hype.
“About a month later, I’m still happily using this every day. It works! It’s an incredible upgrade from the makeshift standing desk I’d been using,” Huang told us. “I could move into sitting or standing positions without thinking twice or having to rearrange a single thing on the desk.This is a must-try for those looking to upgrade to a professional standing-desk solution: It’s well-built, sturdy, ergonomic, and looks like it can stand up to a few years of use.”
You’ll have to assemble the riser yourself, but Huang assured us it it was quite easy; it took him about 10 minutes and all he needed was a Phillips screwdriver.
“I’m never going back to Business Insider’s “standard issue” standing desk as long as I have this one.”
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