Some days working from home means not leaving the house. Like many of our Remoters, you may migrate from bed to your home office to the couch and then back to bed. It can be easy to spend a full day sitting, in fact, the average American spends 13 hours a day sitting, according to a 2013 study.
Sitting for long periods of time is unhealthy and harmful. It’s linked to obesity, abnormal cholesterol levels, increased blood pressure, and high blood sugar. When you sit too much regularly or sit for prolonged periods of time, it can increase your risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer.
Whether you’re ready to start cutting back on the amount of time you spend sitting at work, or are ready to fully embrace a static standing desk in your home office, we’ve selected the best options out there.
Splurge: Varidesk ProDesk 60 Electric
If you’re willing to spend the money to get the best, the Varidesk ProDesk should be at the top of your list. Review after review call out the pros of this standing desk. It’s one of the most stable converter standing desks and the electric raising and lowering of the desk itself is quiet. If you’re looking for a simple setup, Varidesk claims this desk can be constructed in a mere 5 minutes.
Standout features: stability, sitting to standing conversion, quiet raising and lowering, easy to put together
Minimal: Ergo Desktop Kangaroo Pro Junior
If you’re looking for a standing desk that’s barely noticeable when not in use, check out the Kangaroo Pro Junior. The frame itself takes up minimal desk space, but when you’re ready to work from your feet, the keyboard and monitor platforms will adjust separately to ensure you’re in an ergonomic position.
Standout features: desktop computers, takes up minimal desk space, works well with any sitting desk, keyboard and monitor adjust separately
Economical & Ecological: Readydesk 2
If you’re not interested in buying more plastic, this adjustable standing desk from Readydesk is made out of sustainable Birch wood. The desk can accommodate dual monitors and you can adjust the wooden slats to match your height and eye level.
Standout features: made of wood, made in USA, lightweight, adjustable to height and computer type, stable
Best for price: Jarvis Standing Desk
Similar in look and style to our “splurge” choice, this standing desk from Jarvis has all the same features but may be slightly less stable and a little louder when you go to raise or lower the desk. Still a winner in our books, and you save a couple hundred bucks…
Standout features: bamboo top, cord organizers, memory preset options, 7-year warranty
Portability: Kogan Adjustable Laptop Stand
If you travel a lot (shoutout to our digital nomaders) you may need a standing desk converter you can take with you to the coffee shop or set up in your van (like our Remoter, Hannah did). This laptop stand is affordable, but easily packable and portable, making it a winner for Remoters on the go.
Standout features: affordable, good for laptops, portable