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You Ask, We Answer: 13 Frequently Asked Questions About Standing Desks

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You Ask, We Answer: 13 FAQ's About Standing Desks

We get it, standing desks aren't cheap. Even the one's made out of particle board clock in for a few Benjamins!

When you're making a buying decision like this, you want your questions answered. We all do. 

We've taken some of the questions we see coming up often and answered them! Check out the list below to get your questions about standing desks answered! 

1. Hand Crank Standing Desks vs. Electric Sit-Stand Desks: Which Is Best?

There are quite a few options available, like height-adjustable desks, hand-crank standing desks, and electric sit-to-stand desks, all ranging in price from a few hundred dollars to more than $2,000.

The best way to get the benefits of a standing desk is to be able to easily transition from sitting to standing while you work. This way, you get the best of both worlds and don't get burned out on standing by overdoing it. So, let's narrow these desks options down to two and compare them.

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2. Why Are Sit to Stand Desks Are So Popular?

You may be thinking, "It's just a desk! What's the big deal?"

Well, for starters, you have it all wrong. It's not just a desk. Sit to stand desks are life-saving, fat-fighting, energy-boosting, pain-reducing, productivity-increasing, team-building miracles. Think we're overstating a bit? Check out whysit stand desks are so popular to see for yourself!

3. What is the Best Standing Desk for Laptop Users?

Standing desks are awesome and have been proven to boost your health, mood, and productivity. But one of the most common complaints is that standing at a desk while using a laptop is uncomfortable. Working from laptops can cause us to hunch over, which is horrible posture. There are many different ways to address pain from laptop use. A lot of people have turned to standing desks as a way to relieve those laptop side effects, only to learn they are still there whether sitting or standing.

So, is all hope lost for you laptop user? It's not worth investing in a standing desk if working on your laptop still causes neck pain, right? Are you destined to a life of neck and shoulder pain by virtue of your chosen computation device? Of course not! Let's take a look at the best standing desks for laptop use.

 Mobile Standing Desks for Laptop

The Movel adjustable height mobile standing desk on wheels gives you the freedom to work the way you want, anywhere you want.

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4. Standing Desk vs TreadMill Desk: Which One is Better?

So, you've decided to go with a healthy alternative to a traditional desk. High five to you! There are so many great benefits to getting out of the chair and on your feet during the day, and there are several ways you can make that happen while working.

Now the question is, do you go with a standing desk or really kick it up with a treadmill desk? There are pros and cons to each, so let's take a look at both options and see which one will best fit your needs.

healthy alternative to a traditional desk


5. Motorized Standing Desks vs. Height Adjustable Standing Desks

A standing desk can help you stop smoking! Wait, what?!

That's not us talking, that's the Business Insider. Other benefits they noted are increased energy and focus, fewer headaches, and higher concentration levels. In their test run, they actually quantified a 10% increase in productivity thanks to working at standing desks.

But before you run out and buy your miracle office furniture, you need to slow down and make the right decision. There are a lot of factors beyond just "standing" to consider so you can be sure to make the best decision on buying a standing desk. One of the most common discussions is, "do I get a motorized standing desk or do I go with a manually adjustable desk?"

6. What is the Best Height Adjustable Standing Desk when Buying on a Budget?

Ah, the budget—always trying to ruin the fun!

If you've decided to invest in a standing desk, you're buying more than just a piece of furniture. Standing desks are like super powers that can change your life! Ok, maybe it's not quite like having super powers, but it's a lifestyle choice, a productivity booster, and a way to make work healthier and a lot more fun.

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Our Bamboo standing desk also doubles as a dry-erase surface so you can have impromptu brainstorms or write down reminders.

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7. How Much Does a Standing Desk Cost?

We often get the question, how much does your standing desks cost? Here's the straightforward, honest-to-goodness answer: it depends.

Thanks for nothing, right? Well, it's the truth, but here's a little more information on what influences the total cost of buying a standing desk. Let's take a look at what you can expect to pay and what you will get for that money.

standing desk vs sitting desk


8. Standing Desk vs. Sitting Desk: Which is Best (Pros/Cons)

Is sitting really that bad for you? I mean, these buns are made for sitting, right?

If you're not getting out of your seat much during the day, you really are hurting your body. If you're sitting 8 or more hours a day, your risk of dying prematurely increases by about 15%. Sitting for hours on end has also been linked to an increased risk of some cancers, like lung cancer by 50% and colon cancer by 30%.

To sum up: stand up!

Some people think that buying a standing desk is a waste of money and you'll just end up sitting anyway. As a matter of fact, that's probably why you're reading this article to begin with. So let's take a look at the pros and cons of sitting desks vs. standing desks so you can make the best decision on if a standing desk is a good fit for you.

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Designed and built in Denmark, HomeBase brings commercial-grade materials and engineering into your workspace with over 100+ customizable sizes, colors and worksurface combinations.

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9. How Can Adjustable Standing Desks Conquer Neck and Back Pain?

Nothing makes a day at the office more miserable than neck and back pain. However, a lot of us deal with it each and every day. Americans are spending $50 Billion dollars a year on lower back pain.

We're the ones with our chiropractor on speed dial!

Not only is pain a part of our daily routine, we've spent our life savings, an arm, a leg, and a kidney or two buying ergonomic chairs, cushions, and electric shock therapy trying to find relief.

Thankfully, there is a solution to some of that pain. It might not be the cure-all that turns you into a mix between Stanley from The Office and Iron Man, but it's the next best thing. First, let's take a look at why we experience the pain we do, and then look at how a standing desk can help.


10 .How to Avoid Buyer's Remorse When Buying a Standing Desk

We've all experienced buyer's remorse. You are super-excited all the way to the store, plop down some hard-earned money, and then take the product home. Two hours later, you're fighting back tears, pressing 1 for English, hoping to get that one nice customer service rep who will offer a refund. Check out thebenefits of a standing desk and why purchasing a sit stand desk is a decision you won’t regret.

Last but not least, the article that business owners say is most helpful:

standing desk makes employees more productive

Why Working at a Standing Desk Makes Your Employees More Productive

We spend a lot of time sitting. In fact, estimates show that between work, home, and commuting, we spend an average of 9 hours a day sitting down. When you add in a good night's sleep, we spend about 70% of our day relatively motionless.

There's quite a lot of evidence that lack of motion contributes to a lack of energy, focus, and creativity. Warning: Spoiler Alert - Sitting down to work, the way most of America does today, deeply limits productivity. It's just not in tune with how our mind and body are designed to work. Have you ever wondered if the way your team works is holding you back?

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