Standing desks are kind of a thing here at The Verge — Laura June, Joshua Kopstein, and even Paul Miller swear by them. A detailed write-up by Mark Lukach of The Wirecutter investigates the health risks that are associated with a sedentary lifestyle and how using a standing desks can offer relief. Lukach's article references several bodies of research which suggest that sitting for a majority of the productive day can lead to a reduction in metabolic rate as well as other negative physiological changes. He encourages readers to consider standing rather than sitting while using the computer, and lists a variety of standing desks and standing desk add-ons for consideration. For more information on how to ditch the chair and start burning more calories, be sure to give Lukach's article a read.