TAKE A STAND WITH DESKSTAND!
10 May 2018
A couple months ago, the guys over at Deskstand™ sent me one of their Jumbo Deskstand’s™ to use and to attempt their Standing Two Week Challenge. I have always been intrigued by the Deskstand™ so I was so excited when they reached out for possible seeding of the product. As an attorney, I spend much of my day seated behind my PC, so the Deskstand™ was a welcomed addition to my working life.
The Deskstand™ products are high quality and locally produced by founder and designer Ryan Roberts who launched the Deskstand™ at the Design Indaba after suffering with his own work related medical issues due to the long hours of sitting he was required to do at his day job. Due to his personal experience, Ryan set out to design a product that would help improve overall posture and strength of the lower back muscles.
Ryan has done just that and has attracted endorsements from the health profession including chiropractors. Recently, the Deskstand™ won 1st place in the prestigious PERA Awards for the most Emerging Business Category in the Western Cape for 2017.
Within two days of using the Deskstand™ I could already feel a noticeable difference. Not only did my back feel less tense, but I was astounded at how much more focused I had become. I really thought that standing for much of my day would make me lethargic and hurt my knees, but what I found was the exact opposite. Since completing the two week challenge, I have continued to use the product. Some days I prefer to sit, and others I choose to stand. It has been really great having the freedom to choose. Not only is this product affordable, but it has also improved my posture significantly in the short time that I have used the product (+-2 months).
WHAT ARE THE HEALTH BENEFITS?
- Standing lowers the risk of weight gain and obesity
- Standing can lower blood sugar levels and lower your risk of heart disease
- Standing can reduce lower back pain
- Standing improves overall energy levels and concentration
- Standing BURNS MORE CALS!!
The Deskstand™ takes no longer than 4 minutes to assemble and comes with easy to understand instructions. The wooden boards fit easily into each other and are fully adjustable to suit anyone’s particular height preference.
Thank you so so much to the Deskstand™ for adding such value to my life! P.s I even got one of my Senior Associates to purchase one! Brownie points to me!!