Note: I received product to facilitate this post. All opinions are strictly my own.
If you follow me on social media you know that I’ve
- Had acupuncture
- Seen an orthopedic surgeon
- Visited a neurosurgeon
- Contemplated back surgery
I thought that I was facing a long a complicated surgery and recovery….so, like everything else in my life…I put it off. I began physical therapy and a medication regime. I stopped wearing flip-flops and started wearing APLs, I stopped working at the kitchen table and now switch between my desk and the sofa.
Sitting too long hurts, and as a blogger who’s positioned behind a computer for a good part of the day, I find myself having to break up my day (and my concentration) to get up.
Solution – a Sit/Stand Desk
Until I actually got a sit/stand desk, I’d use my laptop and move it from one room to the other. I’d be at my desk or the kitchen table for a bit, then move to the counter or breakfast bar, then back again. Standing and working takes the pressure off of my lower back. It is part of my doctors orders to keep my lower back as healthy as I can.
I realized that
- Not only was I taking pressure off my back when I used the desk but also
- I found myself more alert during the course of the day.
- I had gained a lot of weight just sitting. I learned that by standing and working for the afternoon that I’d use an extra 1000 calories per week.
- I was in a MUCH better mood. Sitting all day can be depressing, but by moving around a bit, my spirits were lifted as well.
Rather than purchase an entire desk I opted for….
The Flexispot Classic Riser to place on TOP of my desk. When it arrived I was surprised at just how large and sturdy it was. It is a whopping 59lbs, so I needed to ask Mr. S to help me get it out of the box and on top of my desk. Only….I have a small desk, and it’s a little wobbly. So much so, that I’ll be writing a second post about this stand/sit desk about how it inspired me to redecorate my office. We placed it on the coffee table in my office (I have an area to meet with clients) until I find a new desk.
Because I am short, it is still a great height to work from as I stand.
Here’s what I LOVE about it.
This Classic Riser is much larger than I expected it to be, and can handle both my desktop as well as my laptop at the same time easily. This way I can be working on multiple projects at the same time.
- Sitting to standing it goes from 5.9″ to 19.7 inches high
- Width – 35″
- Depth – 23.2″ (31.1″ with the keyboard tray that comes with it)
It has a lever on the right side that you simply press down and release to make the desktop higher or lower, and other than adding the keyboard tray, I was thankful that it arrived assembled (I had visions of attempting to put it together…instead all I had to do was throw away the box and packing materials).
Now that I have this addition to help my back, I feel like I have to redecorate my office. I supposed it was due and I’ve wanted an antique desk anyway (I’ve got a cheap one that I bought at Target right now). I’ll be bringing you THAT makeover as it happens.
- For more information or to purchase a sit/stand desk for yourself visit Flexispot.com