On Your Feet, Lose Your Seat
DeskStand™ offers affordable, high quality standing desks which are made in South Africa, designed to improve your posture and strengthen your back muscles – allowing you to stay focused for longer.
The founder and passionate designer Ryan Roberts from Roberts Creative, launched the DeskStand™ concept following his personal experience working solid 10 hour days and suffering from Sciatic nerve damage, a common condition that plagues people who sit for long stretches of time.
We were very interested in trialing DeskStand™, especially as we have been very focused on our body alignment and postures lately (probably has something to do with the dirty thirties creeping up on us!). Very few of us understand the impact of being deskbound all day and how sitting on our butt for such long periods of time is affecting our health and wellbeing.
We have personally fallen victim to fatigue and back pain, sporting the hunchback look for far too long, so we were very open to putting the stand to the test. Well, we were pretty surprised – the concept incorporates both sitting and standing and they encourage you to start off with only 1hr a day of being on your feet. It was surprisingly comfortable and although you are conscious about your posture (which we ignore far too often), you also feel quite productive and didn’t suffer from the usual back niggles and aches.
Benefits of using the DeskStand:
- Loss of up to 200 calories per day.
- Stay focused for longer periods without getting tired.
- More productive workforce while standing for up to 5 hours per day.
Aside from the benefits listed above, DeskStand™ have also developed timers to help you control how long you stand for. It also arrives flat packed for easy assembly. The adjustable wooden stand is also pretty fancy looking, so no more excuses of stacking books on top of each other and hunching over your laptop!