Standing Desks: Finding Alternatives


(KPRC) A standing desk can lower your weight, risk of heart disease, help you live longer and boost productivity, but it cost you several hundred, if not a thousand, dollars.

Fortunately, there are alternatives.

Dr. Richard Harris says walking around the office is the same thing.

“Just get up every 30 minutes and just take a 30-second walk or walk outside. You know, if you’re on a phone conversation, get it on Bluetooth headset and just walk around your office,” he advised.

Harris also recommends doing push-ups, squats or stomach holds to get blood flowing, or investing in some dumbbells for your desk.

“If you have little 5, .5 lb weights, then just if you’re feeling like you’re sitting in a rut at your desk, don’t go grab a cookie or coke, grab some weights, pump out a few sets and then go back to your activities. That increased blood flow will help you feel more productive,” Harris says.

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