Take a Load Off Your Seat #2: Adjustable Stand-Up and DIY-Cycling Computer Desks

Stand-up computerA while back, I wrote a blog post about stand-up computer desks and how using one could help improve your health, since many people sit way too much. I’ve used a stand-up computer setup at home for several years.

Recently, I was able to get an adjustable stand-up desk at work.

It’s really convenient because it adjusts by flipping a lever and gently lifting or lowering it from a sitting to a standing position, and vice versa. This allows me to stand and work for the first few hours in the morning, sit at mid-day, and stand again for an hour or so after lunch. It’s a nice mix.

The problem, though (and you knew there’d be one, right?), is that the work station is large and since it clips securely to the edge of the work surface for stability, it extends way out into my cubicle. There’s barely space to sit between it and the back counter, and when I stand behind it to work, I have to shove my chair over to the side.

Stand-up computer desk2

A lot of space on the counter that holds the work station goes to waste, too, and it requires me to stand and walk forward to reach my phone, CPU and other desktop items that were close at hand before. (I could probably fix that somewhat by taking time to think it through and experiment a little.)

On the whole, though, I really like it — and hope the additional standing causes a few pounds to melt away!

Just read a great post about a work station a blogger and her husband rigged up so she can bicycle as she sits and works. It looks intriguing,  and she provides directions and photos detailing how they made it!

If you use a stand-up computer desk of any type, write and let us know what your experience has been.

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