More on The Benefits of Standing Desks (And How To Build One On The Cheap)

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Image Credit Marco Ament, Creative Commons
CalorieLab shows us the best standing desk ever, Marco Ament's version made out of Coke cans.

While they warn that standing too much can cause varicose veins, author Marissa Brassfield concludes that "Medical research supports the health benefits of using standing desks rather than traditional desks."

Being CalorieLab, they count the calories for both standing and treadmill desks.

Can You Lose Weight Using a Standing Desk?

Potentially. More accurately, you won't gain the 2 to 3 pounds a year you would have gained by sitting at your desk, since standing burns more calories than sitting. If you up the ante by adding a treadmill to your standing desk setup and walking at a pace of 1 mph while working, you could burn up to 100 calories an hour. Sustain that pace for 7 hours and you'll walk off the caloric equivalent of a pound each five-day workweek.

More at CalorieLab, including a roundup of standing desks.

More Standing Desks:
Are Standing Desks Healthier Than Sitting?
Stilvoll's Amazing Transformer Stand-up Desk
Alternatives for Standing Desks
Kangaroo Desk Unit Moves Between Sitting and Standing
The Standing Desk: Why Hasn't It Caught On?
Sitting Down Makes You Fat; More Reasons To Get A Standing Desk

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