Here’s an easy way to ease into fitness in 2014. According to the Mayo Clinic, sitting for long periods of time correlates to health concerns including obesity, high blood pressure and abnormal cholesterol levels. Excessive sitting also appears to have a link to cardiovascular problems and cancer. So how are you supposed to reduce these health risks if you work at a desk all day? One way is to invest in a standup desk. Here are 14 ideas, concepts, and products you can purchase that deserve a standing ovation.
1. A Custom Workstation
(Photo via TinkeringMonkey.com)
This table was made by Tinkering Monkey, who say it’s sold out. Maybe if you beg, they’ll bring it back.
2. Techni Mobili Multimedia Cart
(Photo via ATG Stores)
Lean, mean and mobile, this standup desk is an entire office on wheels.
3. Kickstand Desks
(Photo via kickstandfurniture.com)
The kickstand desk allows you to spin, balance and kill two birds with one stone if you are a bike commuter.
4. Thomas Jefferson’s Desk
(Photo via happenchance.net)
On display at his famous homestead in Albermarle county, Virginia, Thomas Jefferson’s standup desk is a one-of-a-kind workstation.
5. Ernest Hemingway’s Standing Desk
(Both photos via Kei Noguchi on Flickr)
Yes, even the famous American fiction writer, Ernest Hemingway worked at a standup desk, need we say more.
6. High Tech, High Touch Standup Desk
This standup desk was created from a discarded patch-cord rack by Rex Hammock, the founder and head helper of SmallBusiness.com.
7. The Empty Coca-Cola Cans Standup Desk
(Photo via Marco Arment on Flickr)
This desk is also available in Budweiser for the collegiate scholars. This idea was created Marco Arment, the original developer of Tumblr.com. The person across from Marco’s desk is David Karp, Tumblr’s founder.
8. Shipping Pallet Standup Desk
(photo via pinterest)
This one is made of old wooden pallets, quite rustic, yes?
9. Tech Command Center
(Photo via Iceclass on head-fi.org)
Whether you are gaming, blogging, coding, hacking, or simply working, this tech command center is optimal.
10. IkeaHacker Standup Desk
(Photo via Jules on ikeadhackers.net)
The diagonal slant is a great throwback for writers, readers, and musicians who are still very much attached to paper.
11. Winston Churchill’s Standup Desk
(Photo via standingabout.com)
Churchill was a great and unusual man; it’s no wonder that he chose to stand up at his desk.
12. Standup Desk with Cabinets
(Photo via samuelmoyerfurniture.com)
Simple yet multi-functional, this is a standup desk for the standup person… and perhaps my first purchase of 2014.
13. The What-Were-They-Thinking Standup Desk
(Photo via custommade.com)
For the standup desk lover who is also a fan of reproduction 19th century furniture with a paper shredder drawer. Perhaps in a couple of hundred years, this may be a big hit on Antiques Roadshow.
14. A Whiteboard, Standup Desk Mashup
(Photo via myupdesk.com)
Updesk is a Nashville, Tenn., company making all sorts of cool standing desks. We’ve got to hand it to them for this: They’ve won the daily double with UpWrite, a combination standup desk and white board.
See all these incredible standup desks and many more on the smallbusiness.com Pinterest.com/SmallBusiness board.