Standing at work doesn’t strengthen your heart as much as vigorous exercise, but researchers say it can even benefit people who do exercise.
To get this health benefit, all you have to do is let a desk nag you. And shell out $2,990 for the privilege.
That’s a hefty sum, even in the money-pit world of office furniture. Motorized sit/stand desks without computerized brains can be had for a quarter as much. Without question, the M1 smart desk is a luxury—it has its own touch screen, for goodness’ sake. But a dumb desk can’t address the root of the problem: feeble willpower.
If you work with colleagues with sit/stand desks, you’ve probably noticed a good portion still spend most days slumped in their chairs. When the M1’s makers at Stir studied the issue, they found only 30% of people with push-button, height-adjustable desks changed positions at their desks more than once a week. But 95% of Stir desk owners avoided constant sitting each day. These stats will come in handy when you’re trying to persuade your boss to buy you the Tesla of standing desks.