While we’re burning the midnight oil at our desks, most of us are suffering from a silent killer: the dreaded sitting disease. Inactivity is one of the leading causes of death, and sitting for eight to ten hours each day can increase the risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes by 90%. Fortunately, companies like NextDesk are here to help. NextDesk has developed its eponymous line of smart standing desks that will inspire you to take a stand against sitting and live a healthier, more active lifestyle.


Whether you’re looking to shed a few pounds or start a new fitness regimen, NextDesk acts as your personal trainer, collecting and displaying your health stats and encouraging you to reach your fitness goals. And while standing may seem like a mundane activity, it offers the kind of startling health benefits that no company can provide. Regularly standing for as little two hours per day can help you lose as much as 20 pounds per year, relieve spinal tension and improve your overall cardiovascular health.


Forget downloading another bulky software suite that increases your frustration and your blood pressure. NextDesk can be installed on your PC or Mac in under three minutes. After installation, the unit auto-syncs with your workstation to provide real-time tracking of stats like time spent standing, calories burned and number of sit-to-stand transitions so that you can learn about your existing health habits and improve upon them. NextDesk even allows you to set time and calorie goals as well as reminders to motivate you to reach your fitness and weight loss goals.

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NextDesk’s productivity station has a microprocessor lift system that can move from a sitting to a standing position. With a push of the soft-touch power button, you can adjust your desk’s height from 24 to 50.5 inches at a speed of 1.7 inches per second. NextDesk is not only good for your health, but good for the environment too, forgoing formaldehyde, solvent-based paints and other toxins for sustainable materials like natural bamboo and recycled aluminum.


NextDesks are available in a variety of customizable models — from solo desks to conference desks — to fit your lifestyle and seamlessly integrate into your work environment by hiding pesky gears and wires. Want to take your fitness goals even further? As an added bonus, NextDesk offers the Fit, a treadmill that you can pair with any NextDesk to exercise while you work. This will turn you into a lean, mean, fat-burning machine even when you’re on the clock. With desks available at a variety of price points, NextDesk is bound to be the talk of everyone at the water cooler real soon.

How long do you sit each day? Let us know in the comments below!

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