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REVIEW: ERGO DESKTOP HYBRID KANGAROO STANDING DESK

An ideal standing desk supports ergonomic posture and lets you easily change from sitting to standing. The Ergo Desktop Hybrid Kangaroo delivers on these characteristics and more. There is no question that prolonged sitting is bad for your health. But it’s important to choose the right standing desk. This is my second Ergo Desktop desk. Keywords: Quality, stability, and adjustability.

ERGO DESKTOP KANGAROO PRO STANDING DESK REVIEW

Sitting all day in front of a computer is both monotonous and unhealthy. That’s why sit-stand desks are gaining in popularity. The ability to quickly switch from sitting to standing is a great way to burn a few extra calories, improve circulation, help with back problems and more. Last month I reviewed my first standing desk, the Varidesk Pro Plus, and today I’m going to tell you about the Ergo Desktop Kangaroo Pro standing desk.

DITCH YOUR OFFICE CHAIR FOR A NEW ‘STANDING DESK’

What Is Sitting Too Much Doing to Us?

The standing desk fad that you keep hearing about is based on a pretty substantial amount of research. Dr. James Levine of the Mayo Clinic has a scary statistic to share: here in the US, we spend more than half of our waking hour sitting down, split between watching TV, driving a car, and working at a desk. This is not good.

TAKE A STAND

BLUFFTON — Returning to work after maternity leave and experiencing significant back pain, Robin Bowlus’ doctor told her she was sitting too long. A friend mentioned standing desks, and she created a standing work station for her computer.

REVIEW: KANGAROO PRO JUNIOR

Earlier this week, I outlined some of the first steps I’ve taken in response to all of the information I heard at a Comprehensive Wellness conference I attended in October. One of the main ones has been to change from sitting in front of a computer most of every day to standing in front of a computer most of every day.

BEST WORK AND HOME SUPPLIES

BEST STANDING DESK

Kangaroo Pro Junior

Pro: Sleek and functional; doesn’t need to clamp to the desk

Con: None to speak of

Best for: Those who want to alternate between standing and sitting at their desk

Retail price: $350

STANDING DESK BENEFITS & OPTIONS – WHY YOU SHOULD MAKE THE SWITCH

Excerpt from the article.

Human bodies are built for work and constant movement. However, the average person now spends nearly 10 hours a day sitting down thanks to work, TV, and commuting – and that doesn’t include sleep time. Because of this rampant inactivity, our obesity rates are skyrocketing: Currently, 68% of the American population is either overweight or obese.

STAND TO SURVIVE

The Average American spends half his waking hours seated-on a couch, in the car, and, yes, at a desk. We're all going to die, but several new studies have found that too much sitting is killing us faster. Seated, we burn fewer calories, our muscles get weaker, and, soon enough, our metabolism slows, we burn less fat, and become especially prone to heart disease. The solution is simple: Stand up [every 20 minutes is an oft-cited rule]. But breaking a habit is hard, and can look silly.

BEST STANDING DESKS KANGAROO PRO JUNIOR

If I wanted to keep my current desk, and convert it to a standing desk, I would get the Kangaroo Pro Junior. But we have recommendations for full desks that are right for people who are on a home budget or office budgets, too.

(Editor's Note: If you're looking for a high end standing desk, we also have recommendations below.)

But first, why would I want to buy a standing desk at all?

WHAT IS SITTING TOO MUCH DOING TO US?

ERGODESKTOP'S KANGEROO WORKSTATION: ADJUSTABLE HEIGHT STAND UP DESK AND MONITOR HOLDER.

After ten years of working on the computer, my butt is killing me. No really, I have horrible tailbone pain if I sit for more than 15 or 20 minutes. So while looking up solutions to my coccyx problem, I made the shocking discovery that sitting is dangerous! That's right geeks, it may send you into a fit of denial, but humans weren't designed to sit motionless for hours, days, and years at a time while staring at computer screens.

TRANSFORM ANY DESK INTO AN AFFORDABLE, FLEXIBLE STANDING DESK

Sitting all day is destroying your body, but you already knew that. If you're eager to try a standing desk but don't want to ditch your current desk entirely, you may want to take a look at the Kangaroo Pro series of standing desks.

REVIEW OF ERGO DESKTOP KANGAROO ADJUSTABLE HEIGHT DESK

In this review we’re going to take a look at Ergo Desktop’s Kangaroo range of adjustable height desks.

Although they are stand alone units in reality they’re a very clever way of converting an ordinary fixed desk into a height adjustable desk.

After all if you have a perfectly good fixed desk it surely makes good sense to adapt it to increase its flexibility.

So who can benefit from a Kangaroo?