Run a Marathon at Work

Run a Marathon at Work

Forget Sittingitis - Sitting for long periods of time, it's well known that standing up is the answer. Whilst standing desks have many great benefits including lowering your blood pressure, reducing the risk of Cardiovascular Disease, reducing the symptoms of lower back pain and improving your posture, they also burn around 50 additional calories an hour whilst you use one. So by standing half of your working day, (4 hours out of 8) you'll burn a staggering 200 extra calories a day, that's 1,000 per week and a massive 52,000 each year. That is the equivalent of running 18.71 marathons, all from behind your desk, all whilst you work. This easy switch will get you more active in no time at all.

The Varidesk Pro Plus 36 is the best standing desk solution. The amazing design takes you from sitting to standing in under 3 seconds and comes fully assembled with no installation needed. It simply slots on top of your normal desk. Standing up at work and using a Varidesk will make a real difference to your working habits. The Varidesk Pro Plus 36 allows you to work stood up, assisting in preventing many health problems and also improving your overall health.

• Two-tier design: upper display surface, lower keyboard/mouse deck
• The largest model (Pro Plus 48) holds up to 45 lbs (20.4 kg)
• Sits on top of existing desks

The Varidesk Pro Plus 36 is available in white, black or dark wood for $550 from



Varidesk looks great, is easy to move up and down and has a very ergonomic keyboard area with mouse pad positions.  A little wobbly if you are a keyboard pounder but can be easily stabilised.  I really like the smooth rounded edges which are a nice touch adding extra comfort to a sytlish and neat design.  Really solid construction, well worth the outlay.   Keep a stool handy while you are in training, but you will very quickly adjust to your Varidesk standing desk and love the outcome to your overall health.