Standing desks for the modern office

Consider quitting sitting.

person standing at a desk
Stand tall while you work.Amazon

Standing while doing office work not only helps you burn calories while on the clock; it may also encourage you to move more throughout the day, leading to less back and joint pain associated with staying in one posture for 8 hours every day. Most standing desks are adjustable, so you have the option to switch between standing and sitting, should you feel tired or want to sit while eating lunch. While using a standing desk may make you literally stand out at first, chances are you will set a trend at your office. Here are our favorite standing desks available today.

Vari Electric Standing Desk 60
Straightforward and automatic.Amazon

This 60 x 30-inch standing desk is spacious, classy, and easy to assemble. You can program three different height settings that it will remember, and you can switch between them with just the press of a button. The height adjusts via a quiet motor that will not disturb your coworkers as you shift from sitting to standing. The Vari has a small tray for cables at the back of the desk to keep your cables organized. It is made of steel and laminate and can hold up to 250 pounds. This product comes in five different colors.

VIVO Black Height Adjustable 36 inch Stand up Desk Converter
Add a standing option to the desk you already have.Amazon

This 36 by 22-inch desktop can be added to any larger desk and is perfect for sprucing up a cubicle. It has a 25 by 10.5-inch tilting keyboard tray, making room for a spacious monitor set-up. You can adjust the height with an easy-to-use lever that can lift up to 33 pounds. There is very little set-up involved for this product, so you won’t have to radically reorganize your workspace to rejuvenate your workflow.

SHW Electric Height Adjustable Computer Desk
Sleek, simple, and automatically adjustable.Amazon

This 48 by 24-inch motorized desk has a minimal look with subtle frills. The telescopic electric lift brings it from 28 inches at sitting position to 46 inches at standing, but you can save up to four custom height settings via its understated LED display. The desktop comes in several different types of wood, all of which come with industrial steel legs. The SHW also includes normal organizational features like grommets and a hanging basket to secure wires.