The New, Intelligent Desk

The Best Stand-Up Desks

Sitting at a desk all day is lethal, increasing risks for everything from heart disease to strained disks. The stand-up desk seemed like the ideal solution, but it turns out that standing for a long time has its own issues (like fatigue and foot soreness). The best option?

A sit-stand combo. It encourages both postures by easily adjusting to the two different positions. "It can help ease back discomfort and give you more energy," says ergonomics expert Vivienne Fleischer. "Plus, you can burn more calories during the day by using one."

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