Why Standee? Why choose Standee and not someone else?
Our company is built around 5 core values that comprise our collective corporate consciousness:
- Health Conscious- All of our products are carefully researched and engineered to achieve maximum utility and health benefits.
- Quality Conscious- Our standing desks are manufactured with furniture-quality craftsmanship and are guaranteed to be free from manufacturing defects.
- Environmentally Conscious- We design and manufacture products using environmentally sustainable materials whenever possible and are committed to being responsible stewards of the world’s environmental resources. The primary material used in most of our products is bamboo, which is among the earth’s most environmentally friendly materials. Learn more about the benefits of bamboo.
- Economically Conscious- We strive to make products that are highly affordable to the masses since the magnitude of change to which we aspire can only be achieved with widespread adoption of our products.
- Socially Conscious- We believe in giving back. Not only do we want to improve the health of our world’s workforce, but we want to make the world a better place. We want to make a social impact through our work and act as a socially responsible company.
Do I have to stand up all day to get the benefits of standing at work?
No, standing all day is not necessary to begin to enjoy the health benefits of a stand-up desk. Most people find that taking some breaks throughout the day to sit is often desirable, whether it be sitting down at lunch or sitting during a meeting. Standing for any period of time is better for your health than sitting, but we believe standing for the majority of the workday should be an achievable goal for most people. Nevertheless, many experts recommend alternating between sitting and standing throughout the day, which is easy to do with the Standee Flex electric height-adjustable desk.
What height of stand-up desk is right for me?
The ideal height for a stand-up desk is a matter of personal preference and comfort. It is important to find a height that enables you to maintain good posture with shoulders back and not slumped forward. As a general rule, you can find the ideal height for your stand-up desk by standing up straight with elbows bent at a 90 degree angle as if you were to start typing. If you are considering a Standee Classic or Standee Classic-XL, measuring the distance from your palms to your desk or table that you will be using with your Standee desk will give you a baseline measurement for a good height for your stand-up desk podium.
Does standing cause varicose veins?
Standing for prolonged periods of time does not cause varicose veins. Rather, varicose veins and other vein conditions are caused by the failure of the leg pump. In leg pump failure, the blood goes down the arteries from the heart into the leg, but the veins cannot pump the blood back out of the leg. Failure of the leg pump is usually due to the valves failing- a condition generally attributable to genetics. Standing for long periods of time does not cause varicose veins, but in some cases they may allow them to form more quickly in people who already have lost their valves when they were younger.
What is the best way to get started?
Getting started is easy. Just start standing. Like any new activity or change in routine, it may take some time to adjust and feel comfortable standing. The best approach for many people is to start by standing for shorter periods of time- maybe an hour in the morning and an hour in the afternoon. You can gradually extend the time until you are able to comfortably stand for the majority of the day.
I get plenty of exercise and generally work out for an hour every day. Is standing really necessary to achieve additional health benefits?
Many people who consider themselves active and physically fit find themselves working out on a regular basis and then sitting at work all day. Working out, along with healthy eating practices, is a vital part of achieving optimal health and longevity. However, it is not enough. Sitting all day can counteract some of the benefits of working out and often lead to soreness and injuries. The best practice is to work out and to continue to be as active as you can during your work day by standing and walking whenever possible.
Other than sitting down, is there anything I can do to avoid tired legs or back from standing all day?
You will find that after you get use to standing, your legs will get stronger and fatigue may not be an issue. One thing that can help is using a Standee Anti-Fatigue Mat. The mat will help absorb your weight rather than placing additional stress on your joints and musculoskeletal system. It is often helpful to vary your standing position throughout the day. Change things up when you start getting uncomfortable and take plenty of opportunities to stretch at your desk throughout the day.
Does Standee warrantee its products?
Yes, all Standee products come with a 2-year manufacturer's warranty.
How long does it take to ship my desk once I place my order?
Typically, all products will ship within 72 business hours from the time you place your order. However, if ordering the Standee Flex in quantities greater than five there may be longer fulfillment times. Call or email us to discuss your ship dates.
We have a 30-day money back guarantee. Please note that to be eligible for return, items must be in their original purchase condition. If returning due to manufacturing defect, we will provide return label. For general returns, the customer pays for return shipping.