In my previous post, I outlined my favorite 5 cheap accessories to stand on while working at a standing desk. In this post I want to recommend my favorite 3 premium accessories for standing on at a stand up desk, ranging in price from $100 - $800.
Accessory 1: SmartCells Antifatigue Comfort Mat. SmartCells uses SATECH, a high tech manufacturing cushioning material used on those awesome cushy playgrounds. With an 8 year warranty and a product that delivers relief from joint stress from working at a standing desk, it is worth the starting price tag of around $100.00. My SmartCells mat is the Classic 24”x36” in black, and I don’t share it.
Accessory 2: Stamina InMotion Elliptical Trainer. This is one of those neat desk accessories you probably haven’t heard of before, unless you happen to see a co-worker using one. Some people use these while sitting down. I use mine with my Stand Steady desktop standing desk, of course, and not going super-fast. It takes up a tiny footprint of space under your desk, and provides that exercise in your day we are all missing. I use StandSteady Leg Extenders on my standing desk, to accommodate the extra height of the elliptical. Try it – you might start a trend at your office. And it’s so affordable at around $100 for basic black, or a little extra for colors.
Accessory 3: LifeSpan TR800-DT3 Standind Desk Treadmill. This will require 2 strong people to bring the box to your cube and take it out. Once I installed it, I was very happy. It takes up less space than I anticipated. The speed goes from .4 to 4 miles per hour, and it records all the vitals, like speed, calories and distance. Goodbye Gym membership!
The products I recommend are below, with current prices as of this post, subject to change; everything purchased on Amazon Prime.
SmartCells Anti-Fatigue Comfort Mat. $106.00
Stamina InMotion Elliptical Trainer. $98.00
LifeSpan TR800-DT3 Standing Desk Treadmill. $789 plus shipping (not Prime)
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Back pain is very common and can be aggravated by actions at the office. Prevent back pain and find good posture with these simple steps.
STANDING POSTURE. If you work at a standing desk, stand with feet hip width apart and tuck your pelvis slightly. Relax your shoulders, and keep your elbows at a 90-degree angle. Pro-Tip: It’s so important to stand on an anti-fatigue mat.
Here’s the thing – I’ve been out of college and sitting in my office cubicle for 2 years and then I took the leap of faith to transition to a sit/stand desk. I read somewhere on some blog on some fitness site that even if I work out – it still would not take away the harmful effects of sitting on my behind all day