A standing desk is a desk tall enough that the user can work at it while standing upright. It is popular with many modern computer users and tech industry professionals. The standing desk is not a new invention, however, having been used at least since the time of Leonardo Da Vinci.
While there are no medically proven health benefits of using a standing desk, standing while working may improve blood circulation, which can heighten mental focus and increase productivity.
A variation of the standing desk is the height-adjustable or sit-stand desk, which allows the user to quickly change from a seated to a standing position while using the same desk.