How To Stand Up And Run A Marathon At Work!

Women Love Tech
on 7 August 2019

Sitting down slumped at our desk for extended periods is not good for our health. Here’s where the standing desk is the answer to what is a well known problem.

It’s now proven that switching from a seated position to standing at your office desk can help lower your blood pressure, reduce the risk of Cardiovascular Disease, and the symptoms of lower back pain and improving your posture.

It is also said to burn around 50 additional calories an hour whilst you use one. Not bad for what is a minimal change to your working day.

Varidesk: the ideal mobile desk

The simple maths work. 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. It’s an easy solution to making you more active while at work.

Stand up

The Varidesk Pro Plus 36 is a quality standing desk with a design that allows you to move from a sitting to standing position in under three seconds. It’s fully assembled with no installation needed and slots easily on top of your normal desk.

Stand up and run at work


  • 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

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