It was the summer of 2015, I was sitting at my desk and becoming fed up with constant back pains. I’d get a reminder every now and then via, what felt like, a pinch in my lower spine. It was annoying to say the least. I had heard a little bit about standing desks but I didn’t take it seriously enough and they were beyond my budget at the time.
Then a light bulb switched on in my head. Eureka! I could make one from scratch.
So, after doing a bit of research, I purchased two inexpensive small IKEA TV stands to place them on my desk. One would act as a platform to raise my monitor, and the other to use my keyboard on. Beside them, I’d placed a laptop table for my mouse. Once I had them in place, I released that the monitor still needed raising, so I stuffed five really thick books underneath it.
I was over the moon! I couldn’t believe that I had just built my own standing desk. What an achievement. I literally told everyone about it.
Just a few hours after use, I came across a huge stumbling block. My legs were feeling tired and I wanted to alternate to work in a seated position for 30 minutes. Herein was the issue. I couldn’t.
After this experience, I spent a long time researching (and saving) just so I could purchase a Varidesk Sit Stand Desk. A desk that could be raised and lowered.
And from there is where we coined the name or our website, ‘We Sit Stand’.
Through We Sit Stand, we provide you with tons of information so you make an educated decision on your next standing desk purchase. You will find articles from the immense health benefits of standing to in-depth reviews on standing desks currently available on the market.