Forget Standing Desks — Surfing Desks Are the Latest Work Trend
You’re all about your standing desk, and there’s no doubt that standing at your desk is much better than sitting all day. But you know what’s even better than that? Surfing at your desk. Meet The Level by Fluidstance, a platform that perfectly complements your standing desk. While standing is infinitely better than sitting, standing for hours a day can put undue stress on your joints. The Level provides subtle but constant movement that keeps your body moving fluidly, and eventually, unconsciously. Surfer girls, get ready to work on your balance.
Joel Heath, the creator of The Level, is passionate about getting people to move more. An active guy from Colorado, Joel felt the effects of sitting, and even standing, for hours on end when he took a desk job and started experiencing pain.
After just 27 prototypes (no biggie), he came up with this motion deck that moves in three directions, mimicking much of the motion your body feels while walking. The subtle movements of The Level have even been shown to increase the heart rate by 15% compared to sitting.
The Level is available on IndieGoGo, where Fluidstance has already raised more than triple their goal. It seems that they’ve tapped a nerve, and we tend to agree with the masses: Any excuse to move is a good one. For a pledge of $289, you can have your own.
Are you itching to get your hands on The Level? (Us too.) Let us know in the comments below!
(h/t Fast Company)