Flex Desk is a flexible desk that you can convert to any needs. Not only can you use it for a standing desk, but you can turn it into a table from which to work while sitting on the couch. Use it standing in the kitchen, sitting upright in bed, and more. With this unit you can sit the stabilizing feet on an existing desk, on a chair, on the bed, or on a couch. No more limits.
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- Stabilizing Feet
This design is one of the few which does not need to be affixed to a desk or the edge of a table. Instead, you can use one of the folding arms as a supportive base from which to work. Such support means you can move the unit around, take it with you on the go, and always have it when you need it. Most.
- Reduce Obesity
Standing desks reduce obesity risk. The act of standing reduces calories that convert to fat. So you can literally burn more calories just standing, stretching, or walking around versus sitting for the same amount of time. When you stand, you burn fifty more calories per hour compared to sitting. With that alone, if you use this desk and stand you will burn more calories.
- Reduce Cancer Risk
Cancer risks associated with lack of physical activity most commonly are breast cancer and colon cancer. Prolonged times spent sitting will increase your risk of cancers. One theory as to why sitting causes these cancers is an increase in the C-reactive protein found in those who regularly sit.
- Longer Lifespan
Longer life spans are another benefit to standing desks. You can increase your life expectancy by two years simply by reducing your sitting time from six hours, which is normal, to three hours per day.
- Improve Posture
By regularly standing you, assuming you set up your desk at the correct angles, you improve your posture and reduce your eye strain. This prevents you from hunching or slouching, which improves core strength and leads to regular, improved posture.
How it's Different from Competitors
There are other flexible desk mounts like this. Less advanced models are designed for holding the computer monitor. These affix to an existing desk and hold the monitor of your computer so that you can adjust it to the right height. However, they do not offer a means of adjusting an entire desk, just the monitor. Tablet arms mount onto the edge of desks and can be used to place a tablet in the standing position. Limitations to this are a bit more obvious; without a full mounting bottom, you cannot sit a computer on it. You can only read from it. Compared to the marketplace the flex desk is one of the only options that combines a lap table / desk with the extendable arms of table holders.
How to Use (Step by Step)
- Open Box
It is ready right out of the box, without any additional tools.
Click the legs in place how you need or want the desk to fit. The legs move at different angles so you can stand at a normal desk and click it in the right place. You can also fold it so that it sits on the couch over your lap as you sit and work.
- Change Height
If you need it, you can change the height so that it sits on a counter top, allowing you to read a recipe. Sit it on a table so you can read a presentation to a group at work. Use it for any height you need.
- Flip up Tabs
All you need to do is flip up the tabs to make sure that nothing slips off the edge of the desk. Then you can place papers, a computer, and even pencils on the desk.
- Prevent Overheating
The center of the unit has a vented top so that you can place a laptop on the desk and prevent any overheating.
When you are done using it, the unit folds flat for easy storage.
Tips & Tricks
- Start Slowly
Do not try to go from sitting for six hours per day to standing for six hours per day in one go. You need to change this in a slow way. Start, instead, by spending about twenty minutes at a time standing. Then add on time the more you become accustomed to it. Standing might not seem like a lot of work but if your body is accustomed to sitting for most of the day, standing will begin to strain your body. This is especially true if you do too much or too fast.
- Bring a Mat
Use a mat to help your knees, hips, and ankles. Figure out where it is you are going to stand, and bring a gel mat. If you can, wear non-slip shoes that have some type of support.
- Allocate Time
Standing might seem too distracting at times, so sit when you need to do serious work. You might find that at first, paying attention to real work while you are standing is not possible at first. In that case, you can get your work done sitting then move to standing for less serious things like reading over news or checking social media. Slowly make your transition. Learn to refocus as you go along.
- Set it up Correctly
It is best that your computer screen sit fifteen to thirty inches from your eyes, either right at eye level or slightly below. Your wrists should remain flat and your elbows sitting at a ninety degree angle. Should any part of your body feel strained while you are standing, make adjustments.
Move Around Too
Move around too. Standing will help you to burn more calories compared to sitting but in order to really see optimal benefits to your work, you should be walking throughout the day. It is suggested by the American Heart Association that you should be taking a minimum of 10,000 steps per day. You can invest in things like a fitness tracker or a pedometer to track the steps you are taking. Doing so will help you monitor your circulation and metabolism.
Once you have succeeded in standing at a desk to work, start to integrate things like stationary bike desks or treadmill desks so that you begin to move slowly while you work. Standing desks can often be modified to work with movement desks too. With this design, you can start to rest it on a desk in front of a treadmill or a stationary bike while you exercise too, if you have one already.
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