Since it is January, I am getting busy with my work and will stay that way until after April 15th when our income tax returns are due. This necessitates my spending a lot of time SITTING at my desk.
Last April, I found out that I have a pinched nerve in my back and proceeded to spend about 6 months in Physical Therapy where it slowly got better and better to the point that I didn’t notice it much. My PT’s mantra was “movement is the key”!!
As soon as I started sitting so much again, it started hurting!
For several years I had thought about getting a standing desk or making a platform for my current desk so that I could stand there. The problem is that once you have a standing desk, you HAVE to stand…..all the time.
While looking for alternatives, I came across a product called a VariDesk. It is a platform that sits on top of your current desk and works on a hydraulic system that allows you to easily move from a standing to sitting position.
Here is the standing position……
….and by squeezing levers on each side
….I can easily lower it to a sitting position……
I haven’t had a full workday at the desk yet, but am really looking forward to seeing if it will keep my back from hurting. The only thing left to get is a short HDMI cable so I can get rid of the looped cable taking up my precious shelf space and a thick foam mat to stand on…..both have been ordered!!
I will update the review as time goes on!!