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."
Humanscale Float Table
Best for Customization
Counterweights concealed within the feet allow the surface of this desk to be repositioned with one hand – just press a lever under the desk and it glides, almost weightlessly, up and down. A separate adjustable keyboard stand helps keep you in a neutral posture (that is, nothing being strained) whether you're sitting or standing. Customizable to any office, the desk comes in a variety of sizes and surfaces. [From $1,849; humanscale.com]