We all know standing desks are all the rage. You've heard many times now sitting all day is not good for your overall health. A combination of standing and sitting - preferably with an adjustable height desk like UpDesk - benefits your body energy and creativity.
And you don't just have to take our word for it. Standing desks date all the way back to the 1400s with Leonardo Da Vinci. He is just one of the many famous people that used a standing desk. He stood as he created the 'Mona Lisa' and even imagined the first parachute. I guess it's true that standing really can get your creative juices flowing.
Founding Father Thomas Jefferson was one of the first known people to work at an adjustable height standing desk. He certainly didn't have time for the mid-afternoon slump that happens to so many of us when we are sitting all day. But he also understood there were times to sit and times to stand. His desk had six legs and an adjustable slanted top that he used to draw out architectural blueprints.
Painters inventors and presidents all used standing desks and made huge marks on our history. Ernest Hemingway is probably one of the most well-known and celebrated writers. Along with being known for his prolific and popular writing Hemingway was also a big proponent of the standing desk.
"Writing and travel broaden your ass if not your mind" said the author. "I like to write standing up." If one of America's greatest writers swore on the merits of the standing desk maybe you should too...
Even if you like to admit it or not Mark Zuckerberg is one of the world's leading innovators. And what's his workspace of choice? You guessed it... A standing desk. Zuckerberg chooses to work at a standing desk and encourages employees at his Facebook office to use them as well. And those Google Doodles we all love? They were probably created while at a standing desk as many of the employees at the search engine giant use standing desks as well.
Whether you are working for a tech giant in Silicon Valley writing your next novel or running a country stand-up desks are your definitive source for a productive successful and healthy life. Check out UpDesk.com for the very latest in beautifully designed and functional standing desks. And if you have a question or something else to say get in touch! We would love to hear from you at WhatsUp@UpDesk.com or 615-350-7085.