A stand desk, standing desk or stand-up desk is a type of desk that is made and used for reading, writing or accomplishing any other purposes while standing straight or in some cases sitting in high stools.
Standing desks were actually quite very much popular at homes and offices of the rich people throughout the eighteenth and the nineteenth century. But these such desks seems to have regained some popularity, especially due to its purported health benefits. But such benefits have not been clearly established yet.
These days standing desks are usually more common in offices or any other non-residential places and sometimes even at home, when usually there’s someone too much busy to even work at home. And more than anyone, standing desks are usually seen being used by those who work a lot with computers.
Standing desks can be found in different variations. They range from various different shapes, sizes and designs. As their popularities have grown these days, their range of variants has become wider than ever.
Standing desks were once used to be found usually being made of wood. But desks these days are found being made of any sort material that is used to make contemporary furniture. Be it wood or metal or plastic.
Different variants of standing desks are made to suit different tasks that require desks of such types. Some desks may only be used while standing while some may allow the users to use them while standing or sitting. In these certain types of desks, the user can adjust the desk to his or her height of comfort if he or she prefers sitting. They are constructed in such a way that they can be bent or folded easily. Because the legs have movable joints. Folding desks like these can also be found being electronic these days where a user can adjust the height of the desk with the help of an electric motor or even remote control.
Desks like these can also be found as a sort of wardrobes, very useful while the surface works very well as tables. These specific kind of desk are often seen being used as telephone desk. There are a wide range of telephone desks that are mostly these sorts of desks. Another purpose for which standing desks are highly in use is architectural drawing or drafting. The teacher’s lectern is also a variant of standing desks. Some variants of these desks are also found with a chair or a stool.
Health Benefits & Risks
Well, as said earlier that a gradual rise in the popularity and the use of standing desks are becoming more and more visible. The main reason that is being put forward is its health benefits but purportedly. There hasn’t been any certain kind of benefit being mentioned up till now. There’s actually no established benefit being mentioned.
Health benefits of standing desks in comparison with sitting desks are often disputed. Researches or just a simple guess mentions that either sitting or standing for too long, maybe quite hazardous to physique and health. So from time to time, a person needs to stand or to sit while busy working. But using standing desks have never yet directly proved that they have any sort of health benefit or health risk.