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How to Use a Standing Desk | Yo-Yo DESK®

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Posted by Gavin Bradley | January 19, 2024

How to Use a Standing Desk

These days the opportunity to stand at your desk at work is no longer a trend, but an essential choice for our health and well-being.

At Yo-Yo DESK®, we have been a driving force in championing the transformative benefits of incorporating standing desks into your workspace and championing the importance of movement in the workplace. As standing desks continue to become more commonplace in modern offices, understanding the proper way to use them is crucial. Our ergonomic sit-stand desks have been especially designed to make it easy to use and we provide all the best practise guidance to enhance your productivity, health, and collaborative spirit at work.

It’s important to remember, it's not just about standing; it's about standing correctly and understanding that standing puts you in position to move more. Research reveals that there are optimal ways to leverage the benefits of standing desks, and it all comes down to having the correct ergonomic standing desk position. Let's delve into the science of standing properly at your desk for a healthier and more productive work experience.

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Why You Should Be Using a Standing Desk

It helps to better understand the reasons we need to avoid the risks of prolonged and excessive sedentary behaviour? In modern office dynamics, the typical workday often involves up to 7 or 8 hours in front of a computer screen, offering little room for standing and movement. This sedentary lifestyle can contribute to various health issues, with back pain being a common concern.

Integrating a Yo-Yo DESK® sit-to-stand desk into your workspace can be a game-changer. These standing desks are designed to seamlessly blend with your workflow, allowing you to naturally increase the time spent on your feet without disrupting your tasks. It's an ergonomic solution that promotes a healthier work routine.

However, it's crucial to understand that having a standing desk alone doesn't automatically eliminate the challenges associated with extended periods of sitting. To truly reap the benefits and avoid potential pitfalls, there are specific practices you need to follow.

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How to Set Up Your Standing Desk

Firstly, you need to choose the right desk! Incorporate a quality height-adjustable standing desk like the award-winning Yo-Yo DESK® PRO 2, offering a seamless way to enhance overall health, performance, and productivity in your workspace. Opt for one deep enough to accommodate your monitor directly in front of you, positioned at least 20 inches away. This ensures an optimal ergonomic set-up for your adjustable office desk.

Unlock the full potential of your standing desk by implementing these ergonomic practices, creating a workspace that promotes health, comfort, and productivity:

  • Set the platform height at your standing elbow position.
  • Align the keyboard and mouse as you would in a sitting position.
  • Keep the monitor height between horizontal and 35 degrees below.
  • Wear supportive footwear and use an anti-fatigue mat where possible, as this will encourage you to move your feet more, which encourages blood flow and helps you keep standing more comfortably and with better posture.
  • Utilise a footrest or anti-fatigue mat for weight shifting or shift your weight between legs occasionally.
  • Ensure cables and layout don't impede desk adjustments.
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How to Stand at Your Standing Desk

When embracing the advantages of a standing desk, it's imperative to understand the right ergonomic posture to maximise its benefits. Maintain a vertical alignment of your neck, head, legs, and torso. Invest in an anti-fatigue mat for weight shifting and avoiding the risks of static standing, and choose supportive footwear. Your ergonomic workstation promotes an upright spine and relaxed shoulders, contributing to a balanced and comfortable stance.

It’s important to maintain a neutral body position when using your standing desk. Follow these tips for the best ergonomic performance:

  • Keep hands, wrists, and forearms straight and parallel to the floor.
  • Maintain a level and forward-facing head.
  • Ensure an erect spine and relaxed shoulders.
  • Bend elbows at approximately 90 degrees, close to the body.
  • Avoid twisting the upper torso.
  • Align the monitor between horizontal and 30 degrees below, preferably at eye level or slightly below.
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How Long Should I Spend Standing vs. Sitting?

Striking the ideal balance between sitting and standing is crucial for maximising the benefits of your Yo-Yo DESK® sit-stand desk solution. The optimal range is to break up sitting every 30 minutes with 5-10 minutes of standing. And then try to walkabout for 2 – 5 minutes every hour too. The secret is to keep breaking it up, turning on your metabolism as standing is the 1st gear of physical activity, when metabolic rate increased by 40% compared to sitting.

The essence lies in fluidity—alternating your position as needed. It's essential to allow your body time to acclimatise to this new routine and make gradual adjustments when switching to a standing desk. Research suggests that some users may revert to prolonged sitting after an initial trial period. To harness the advantages of varied body positions, consistency is key. Ensure you maintain this dynamic approach to experience the long-term benefits.

Moreover, don't overlook the importance of breaks away from the computer. Alleviating eye strain and diversifying the positions of your head, upper body, arms, and hands is pivotal for holistic well-being. We encourage a nuanced approach to sitting and standing, aligning with your health needs and fostering a healthier and more adaptive work routine.

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Get Started with Yo-Yo DESK®

Embracing the versatility of your new Yo-Yo DESK® standing desk is a transformative step towards a healthier work lifestyle. The benefits of alternating between sitting and standing positions are numerous, promoting productivity, comfort, and overall well-being.

So take charge of your health by exploring Yo-Yo DESK®'s range of ergonomic standing desks and browse executive standing desks, home office standing desks, standing desk converters, and much more. Our carefully crafted solutions align with the principles of dynamic work, empowering you to create an adaptive workspace that suits your unique needs.

We aim to Get Britain Standing! For more insightful tips, detailed information, and engaging content on enhancing your work experience, visit our blog section and let Yo-Yo DESK® be your guide to a more comfortable, active, and productive workday.

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WHY Yo-Yo DESK®?

Yo-Yo DESK®’s is leading a workplace revolution to convert unhealthy sedentary offices to active, healthy, and productive workplaces. Over the last 10 years we have expanded the UK’s favourite range of standing desks.

Yo-Yo DESK® is now the UK’s #1 brand for standing desks and continues to expand in other EU markets

Our founder, Gavin Bradley, is the UK’s thought leader on all things Active Working® CIC, and founder of a community interest company dedicating much of his time to the non-profit work behind the Get Britain Standing® and On Your Feet Britain® campaigns.

Trusted Company:

With all our desktitles proudly made in Great Britain we work hard to build and maintain high quality reputation for quality and service. We are the only company to offer a free installation service and free delivery service. Customers who purchase our height adjustable desks, office seating or anti-fatigue mats frequently thank us for the improve wellbeing our solutions provide and most wish they had purchased years ago. With thousands of delighted customers, we have rapidly become the nation’s favourite standing desk brand.

Quality Products:

Our desks are high quality, durable and stylish. Made in Britain, we also offer a free installation service and warranty of up to seven years. You can also test out any solution with our 30-day Money Back Guarantee. We have the widest range of standing desks & ergonomic desk converters to suit all workplaces, whether WFH or WFO.

Our desk converters can be used straight out of the box; and our standing desks can be fully customised to your requirements and installed free of charge.

Swift Delivery:

Your standing desk and desk accessories are shipped speedily, our delivery commitment is 1-2 days for all Yo-Yo DESK® standing desk solutions (mainland UK). No one makes it easier for you to join the “workplace revolution” and keep moving to a healthier you with a standing desk.

Customer Service:

Customers love Yo-Yo DESK® because we offer excellent quality solutions at prices affordable to everyone. Take advantage of our free installation service or 50% discount off any Active Feet solution when you purchase any of our standing desks. Checkout our Trustpilot reviews and scores.

We are a UK-based business with expert sales staff who pride themselves on ensuring you get the optimal solution to help you keep moving.

WHY Yo-Yo DESK®?

Yo-Yo OFFICE® is leading a workplace revolution to convert unhealthy sedentary offices to active, healthy, and productive workplaces. Over the last 10 years we have expanded our best-selling range of standing desks.

Yo-Yo DESK® is now the UK’s #1 brand for standing desks and continues to expand in other EU markets

Our founder, Gavin Bradley, is the UK’s thought leader on all things Active Working® CIC, and founder of non-profit work including the Get Britain Standing® and On Your Feet Britain® campaigns.

Trusted Company:

Customers who purchase our height adjustable desks, office seating or anti-fatigue mats frequently thank us for the improve wellbeing our solutions provide and most wish they had purchased years ago. With thousands of delighted customers, we have rapidly become the one of Europe’s favourite standing desk brands.

Quality Products:

Our desks are high quality, durable and stylish. We have the widest range of standing desks & ergonomic desk converters to suit all workplaces, whether WFH or WFO. Made in Britain, we offer a warranty of up to seven years. You can also test out any solution with our 30-day Money Back Guarantee.

Our desk converters can be used straight out of the box; and our standing desks can be fully customised to your requirements and installed free of charge.

Swift Delivery:

Your standing desk and desk accessories are shipped speedily, our delivery commitment is 4-5 days for all Yo-Yo DESK® standing desk solutions (mainland EU). No one makes it easier for you to join the “workplace revolution” and keep moving to a healthier you with a standing desk.

Customer Service:

Customers love Yo-Yo DESK® because we offer excellent quality solutions at prices affordable to everyone. Take advantage of our free installation service or 50% discount off any Active Feet solution when you purchase any of our standing desks. Checkout our Trustpilot reviews and scores.

We are a UK-based business with expert sales staff who pride themselves on ensuring you get the optimal solution to help you keep moving.

Best Value:

Buy in confidence with our30-day no-nonsense money back guaranteeon all Yo-Yo DESK® solutions. Remember we offer a FREE installation service with electric standing desks, and you can save 30% OFF with our desk accessory bundle offers.

All items come with FREE delivery, and you also save 50% OFF anti-fatigue mats and other Active Feet solutions when you purchase any standing desk.

Sustainability:

Passionate to improve the wellness of our environment, our sustainability drive includes:

FSC Certification:

All our desktops aremade in Britain and FSC certified, an environmental label that requires that the production of wood-based products respect procedures that guarantee the sustainable management of forests.

Eco Packaging:

Yo-Yo DESK® products have 100% cardboard ECO packaging removing plastics and polystyrene from inner packaging.

Recycled Materials:

Most of our products are partially made from recycled materials. We strive to increase the percentage year by year.

Solar Power:

Our warehouse is powered by electric solar panels.

Electric Vehicles:

All our company cars are 100% electric powered.

Growing Trees:

For every desk you purchase, we will donate £1 to plant a tree to grow the National Forest.

Best Value:

Buy in confidence with our 30-day no-nonsense money back guarantee on all Yo-Yo DESK® solutions. Remember we offer 30% OFF many desk accessories when you purchase a standing desk.

All items come with FREE delivery, and you also save 50% OFF anti-fatigue mats and other Active Feet solutions when you purchase any standing desk.

Sustainability:

Passionate to improve the wellness of our environment, our sustainability drive includes:

FSC Certification:

All our desktops aremade in Britain and FSC certified, an environmental label that requires that the production of wood-based products respect procedures that guarantee the sustainable management of forests.

Eco Packaging:

Yo-Yo DESK® products have 100% cardboard ECO packaging removing plastics and polystyrene from inner packaging.

Recycled Materials:

Most of our products are partially made from recycled materials. We strive to increase the percentage year by year.

Solar Power:

Our warehouse is powered by electric solar panels.

Electric Vehicles:

All our company cars are 100% electric powered.

Growing Trees:

For every desk you purchase, we will donate £1 to plant a tree to grow the National Forest.

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New Year, New You: Movement Habits for 2024 | Yo-Yo DESK®

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Posted by Gavin Bradley | January 05, 2024

New Year, New Habits: What Movement Habits Will You Make Habitual?

As we step into a new year, let's set a resolute tone for better health and well-being.

Embracing the significance of adopting mindful movement habits is not just a resolution; it's a commitment to enhancing our overall well-being. This year, we celebrate 10 years of Get Britain Standing - so let's explore how incorporating positive movement habits can pave the way for a healthier and more active version of ourselves in 2024!

The Importance of Movement Habits

In our fast-paced lives, cultivating movement habits is key to laying the foundation for a healthier, more vibrant you. Regular physical activity has been proven to enhance cardiovascular health, boost energy levels, and even contribute to better mood and mental clarity. As we embark on a new year, integrating these habits into our routine becomes pivotal for a more robust and resilient well-being.

The connection between movement and overall well-being extends beyond the physical aspect. Engaging in regular exercise has been shown to alleviate stress, reduce anxiety, and improve sleep quality. It's not just about the visible health benefits but also about fostering a positive mental state. Embracing movement habits becomes a holistic approach to fortifying both body and mind.

The workplace plays a central role in shifting towards a more active lifestyle. Staying active at work, as we've explored, is not just about combating the sedentary nature of desk jobs but is a proactive strategy for enhanced productivity, creativity, and employee well-being.

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New Year, New Habits

As we usher in a new year, take a moment to reflect on your current habits, especially those related to movement and physical activity. Consider the routines that contribute to your well-being and areas where there's room for improvement. This introspection serves as the first step toward cultivating healthier habits that can positively impact your daily life.

Habit formation is a powerful tool in reshaping our lifestyles. Small, consistent actions over time lead to lasting habits. Whether it's taking short breaks to stretch during work hours or incorporating a brief morning walk, these incremental changes can become ingrained in your routine, ultimately contributing to a more active and health-focused lifestyle. Consistency is key in the journey of habit building, and regularity is vital to reinforcing new behaviours.

Movement Habits to Embrace in 2024

A sedentary work lifestyle negatively impacts physical health and overall well-being. Common issues caused by prolonged sitting include muscle stiffness, reduced circulation, and increased fatigue. Nowadays, there is an increased awareness of the need for change, and a sense of urgency to reconsider work habits.

In the pursuit of a more active work lifestyle, adopting healthy habits that suit your preferences and work environments is key to making a lasting impact in 2024. By aiming for tangible and realistic goals, you can make gradual yet impactful changes. Here are some practical suggestions to seamlessly integrate movement into your daily work routine:

  • Micro-Break Stretching: Take short breaks (even if only a few minutes) for quick stretching exercises. These can include neck rolls, shoulder stretches, and seated leg lifts. Such micro-breaks help alleviate muscle stiffness and improve circulation.
  • Desk Workouts: There are a variety of simple desk workouts that can be done during work hours. This might involve chair squats, seated leg raises, or even desk push-ups. These exercises engage different muscle groups without requiring much space.
  • Walking Meetings: Embrace the concept of walking meetings, where discussions take place while walking around the office or outdoors. This not only adds physical activity to the day but can also foster creativity and a more informal atmosphere for brainstorming.
  • Hydration Breaks: Remember to hydrate regularly, and use these moments as an opportunity to stand up, stretch, or take a short walk to the water cooler. Staying hydrated is crucial for overall well-being.
  • Lunchtime Strolls: Utilise a portion of your lunch break for a brisk walk around the office building or nearby park. This not only aids digestion but contributes to daily step counts.
  • Set Movement Reminders: Try setting reminders on devices or using apps that prompt short bursts of movement every hour. These reminders can be gentle nudges to stand, stretch, or perform a quick exercise.
  • Use a Standing Desk: Standing desks are a practical way to counteract the negative effects of prolonged sitting and a great way to encourage healthier movement habits. These ergonomic desks promote a more dynamic work environment by allowing users to switch between sitting and standing positions. They offer many benefits, such as improved posture, reduced risk of musculoskeletal problems, enhanced overall comfort, and increased productivity and engagement.
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Build for a Healthier Future in 2024 with Yo-Yo DESK®

Adopting healthy movement habits is not just incidental but fundamental to a healthier and more fulfilling life. Yo-Yo DESK® stands as a pioneer in providing ergonomic solutions for a healthier work lifestyle. The innovative design and functionality of our sit-to-stand desks allow for easy height adjustment and maximum comfort, and their quality craftsmanship and sturdy construction ensure a long-term investment in your well-being and long-term vitality.

Browse our full range of standing desks designed to enhance well-being, productivity, and overall work experience, including executive standing desks, home office standing desks, and standing desk converters.

Make a commitment to prioritise movement in the new year and embrace a future marked by intentional, health-conscious choices that lead to a more vibrant and active lifestyle.Browse Standing Desks

Quick Info

WHY Yo-Yo DESK®?

Yo-Yo DESK®’s is leading a workplace revolution to convert unhealthy sedentary offices to active, healthy, and productive workplaces. Over the last 10 years we have expanded the UK’s favourite range of standing desks.

Yo-Yo DESK® is now the UK’s #1 brand for standing desks and continues to expand in other EU markets

Our founder, Gavin Bradley, is the UK’s thought leader on all things Active Working® CIC, and founder of a community interest company dedicating much of his time to the non-profit work behind the Get Britain Standing® and On Your Feet Britain® campaigns.

Trusted Company:

With all our desktitles proudly made in Great Britain we work hard to build and maintain high quality reputation for quality and service. We are the only company to offer a free installation service and free delivery service. Customers who purchase our height adjustable desks, office seating or anti-fatigue mats frequently thank us for the improve wellbeing our solutions provide and most wish they had purchased years ago. With thousands of delighted customers, we have rapidly become the nation’s favourite standing desk brand.

Quality Products:

Our desks are high quality, durable and stylish. Made in Britain, we also offer a free installation service and warranty of up to seven years. You can also test out any solution with our 30-day Money Back Guarantee. We have the widest range of standing desks & ergonomic desk converters to suit all workplaces, whether WFH or WFO.

Our desk converters can be used straight out of the box; and our standing desks can be fully customised to your requirements and installed free of charge.

Swift Delivery:

Your standing desk and desk accessories are shipped speedily, our delivery commitment is 1-2 days for all Yo-Yo DESK® standing desk solutions (mainland UK). No one makes it easier for you to join the “workplace revolution” and keep moving to a healthier you with a standing desk.

Customer Service:

Customers love Yo-Yo DESK® because we offer excellent quality solutions at prices affordable to everyone. Take advantage of our free installation service or 50% discount off any Active Feet solution when you purchase any of our standing desks. Checkout our Trustpilot reviews and scores.

We are a UK-based business with expert sales staff who pride themselves on ensuring you get the optimal solution to help you keep moving.

WHY Yo-Yo DESK®?

Yo-Yo OFFICE® is leading a workplace revolution to convert unhealthy sedentary offices to active, healthy, and productive workplaces. Over the last 10 years we have expanded our best-selling range of standing desks.

Yo-Yo DESK® is now the UK’s #1 brand for standing desks and continues to expand in other EU markets

Our founder, Gavin Bradley, is the UK’s thought leader on all things Active Working® CIC, and founder of non-profit work including the Get Britain Standing® and On Your Feet Britain® campaigns.

Trusted Company:

Customers who purchase our height adjustable desks, office seating or anti-fatigue mats frequently thank us for the improve wellbeing our solutions provide and most wish they had purchased years ago. With thousands of delighted customers, we have rapidly become the one of Europe’s favourite standing desk brands.

Quality Products:

Our desks are high quality, durable and stylish. We have the widest range of standing desks & ergonomic desk converters to suit all workplaces, whether WFH or WFO. Made in Britain, we offer a warranty of up to seven years. You can also test out any solution with our 30-day Money Back Guarantee.

Our desk converters can be used straight out of the box; and our standing desks can be fully customised to your requirements and installed free of charge.

Swift Delivery:

Your standing desk and desk accessories are shipped speedily, our delivery commitment is 4-5 days for all Yo-Yo DESK® standing desk solutions (mainland EU). No one makes it easier for you to join the “workplace revolution” and keep moving to a healthier you with a standing desk.

Customer Service:

Customers love Yo-Yo DESK® because we offer excellent quality solutions at prices affordable to everyone. Take advantage of our free installation service or 50% discount off any Active Feet solution when you purchase any of our standing desks. Checkout our Trustpilot reviews and scores.

We are a UK-based business with expert sales staff who pride themselves on ensuring you get the optimal solution to help you keep moving.

Best Value:

Buy in confidence with our30-day no-nonsense money back guaranteeon all Yo-Yo DESK® solutions. Remember we offer a FREE installation service with electric standing desks, and you can save 30% OFF with our desk accessory bundle offers.

All items come with FREE delivery, and you also save 50% OFF anti-fatigue mats and other Active Feet solutions when you purchase any standing desk.

Sustainability:

Passionate to improve the wellness of our environment, our sustainability drive includes:

FSC Certification:

All our desktops aremade in Britain and FSC certified, an environmental label that requires that the production of wood-based products respect procedures that guarantee the sustainable management of forests.

Eco Packaging:

Yo-Yo DESK® products have 100% cardboard ECO packaging removing plastics and polystyrene from inner packaging.

Recycled Materials:

Most of our products are partially made from recycled materials. We strive to increase the percentage year by year.

Solar Power:

Our warehouse is powered by electric solar panels.

Electric Vehicles:

All our company cars are 100% electric powered.

Growing Trees:

For every desk you purchase, we will donate £1 to plant a tree to grow the National Forest.

Best Value:

Buy in confidence with our 30-day no-nonsense money back guarantee on all Yo-Yo DESK® solutions. Remember we offer 30% OFF many desk accessories when you purchase a standing desk.

All items come with FREE delivery, and you also save 50% OFF anti-fatigue mats and other Active Feet solutions when you purchase any standing desk.

Sustainability:

Passionate to improve the wellness of our environment, our sustainability drive includes:

FSC Certification:

All our desktops aremade in Britain and FSC certified, an environmental label that requires that the production of wood-based products respect procedures that guarantee the sustainable management of forests.

Eco Packaging:

Yo-Yo DESK® products have 100% cardboard ECO packaging removing plastics and polystyrene from inner packaging.

Recycled Materials:

Most of our products are partially made from recycled materials. We strive to increase the percentage year by year.

Solar Power:

Our warehouse is powered by electric solar panels.

Electric Vehicles:

All our company cars are 100% electric powered.

Growing Trees:

For every desk you purchase, we will donate £1 to plant a tree to grow the National Forest.

Read more

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Celebrating 10 Years of Get Britain Standing | Yo-Yo DESK®

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Posted by Gavin Bradley | January 4, 2023

Celebrating 10 Years of Get Britain Standing: A Decade of Movement 

The Get Britain Standing campaign this year marks a decade dedicated to drawing attention to the plethora of health risks associated with prolonged sedentary behaviour and identifying easy solutions to help us sit less and move more in the workplace and delivering life-changing benefits all over the UK.

In so doing , the campaign has revolutionised the way we work and led to the massive increase in awareness of the sedentary problem and rapid introduction of standing desks, now a common solution to improve our physical and mental health!

As we celebrate the achievements of the Get Britain Standing campaign, it is important we reflect on the campaign's journey, its impact, and the valuable lessons workplaces are benefiting from.

The Get Britain Standing campaign launched in March 2014 by founder Gavin Bradley, originated from his interest in standing desks during a visit to a drug and alcohol charity in Gothenburg, Sweden, in 2013. Intrigued by research featured on the BBC's "Trust Me, I'm a Doctor," presented by Dr. Michael Mosley, Gavin delved into the work of Professor John Buckley at Shrewsbury University. Buckley's research revealed that post-meal standing or light activities led to steadier blood sugar levels compared to prolonged sitting.

Motivated to understand the "sitting disease" and the absence of health guidance on reducing sitting time, Gavin conducted extensive desk research and interviews with academic researchers of sedentary behavior. Engaging with workplace associations, public health bodies, health charities, and office furniture suppliers, he discovered a perceived "lack of evidence." However, a growing international evidence base, though fragmented and underfunded, highlighted a pressing need for physical activity interventions.

Recognizing that 70% of sitting time occurs in offices, Gavin launched a targeted campaign to simplify the sitting disease and evidence base for the general public. Addressing escalating obesity, mental health, and diabetes issues, the campaign advocated for basic physical activity interventions, such as standing desks and walking meetings, to be prescribed as solutions.

Entering its 10th year, the movement has transformed work approaches by encouraging more movement, challenging the status quo, and promoting a dynamic, health-conscious workplace. As part of the 10th-anniversary celebration, a series of articles will delve into a decade of Get Britain Standing, offering insights and reflections on the wealth of information gathered over the years. Stay tuned for this exciting lineup.

Learn more about Get Britain Standing

What is Active Working?

Active Working, a community interest company founded by Gavin, spearheads the Get Britain Standing campaign. Over three years, it established a hub for evidence-based workplace research, showcased at Active Working Summits endorsed by Dame Sally Davis, the former Chief Medical Officer of Public Health England. These Summits, featuring international collaborations with scientific and workplace experts, aimed to guide employers toward optimal active working solutions. The initiative, focusing on staff well-being, productivity, and engagement, as well as reducing absenteeism and presenteeism, aims to deliver cost savings. Notably, 70% of office workers' sedentary behavior occurs at work, prompting Active Working to curate concise content and target campaigns in the U.K., emphasizing health risks associated with prolonged sitting and presenting a compelling business case for active working implementation.

What We Can Expect to Learn in 2024

One of the cornerstones of the campaign has been the Active Working Summits. We’ll reflect on past events, highlighting the best insights gained from industry leaders and experts, and the impactful lessons that have shaped our approach to Active Working.

We’ll also take a deep dive into the campaign's achievements and challenges, providing a panoramic view of its impact on workplace health. We’ll explore the strides made and hurdles overcome in the pursuit of a more dynamic work culture, and take a look at what the future holds.

We’ll also uncover 10 of the most compelling reasons why a standing desk is not just a piece of office furniture but an essential component of your well-being toolkit! You’ll discover how it contributes to a healthier, more productive workspace.

Drawing from a decade of commitment, we’ll also share 10 key insights into staying active at work. These lessons are a testament to the campaign's dedication to keeping Britain moving, one workspace at a time.

We’ll also delve into the myriad of benefits of incorporating standing desks into the office environment. From enhanced health to increased productivity, discover 10 top ways this shift in workspace design positively impacts your work life

But of course, the modern work landscape extends beyond the office. That’s why we’ll explore practical tips for maintaining an active lifestyle when working from home, and offer actionable advice for a more dynamic remote work experience.

Crucially, we’ll also explore the profound link between physical activity and mental well-being. This fact underscores the campaign's commitment to not only physical health but also fostering healthier minds in the workplace through movement.

Plus, we’ll celebrate the stories of individuals whose lives have undergone a positive transformation through the Get Britain Standing campaign and a switch to a more active philosophy toward work. These success stories illustrate the real impact of prioritising movement, and will hopefully inspire you too!

We’ll also help you to break the monotony of the workday with 10 creative office exercises. Discover inventive ways to integrate movement into your routine, promoting better health and well-being within the confines of your workspace.

Education around the topic is so important, and it’s one of the things we’re most passionate about here at Yo-Yo DESK® and one of the core principles of the Get Britain Standing campaign! Join us as we explore the correlation between education and standing desk usage, and help you to understand how knowledge about the basics can significantly boost the adoption of standing desks in various workplaces.

Finally, we’ll hear from elite athletes, authors, and politicians, including Dame Kelly Holmes, endurance athlete Mark Lewis, former Health Secretary Matt Hancock, and even Winston Churchill. You’ll gain insights into their experiences with standing desks and their perspectives on this ergonomic solution.

A Decade of Movement, A Future of Well-Being with Yo-Yo DESK®

From innovative office exercises to insights from Active Working Summits, the Get Britain Standing campaign has been a fount of knowledge on incorporating movement into our daily professional lives. Beyond encouraging physical movement, the campaign has been a voice advocating for holistic wellness.

As we embark on this journey of reflection and learning, we invite you to check in regularly for these articles and more informative content. Whether it's uncovering the secrets of successful office exercises, delving into success stories, or understanding the profound link between movement and mental health—there's a wealth of information waiting for you.

And don't forget to browse Yo-Yo DESK®'s full range of ergonomic standing desks—an embodiment of our commitment to a healthier, more active work environment. Explore executive standing desks, standing desk for your home office, standing desk converters, and much more, and take a step towards a balanced work-life routine, starting with the right ergonomic solutions.

Stay tuned for a year of engaging content, celebrating a decade of movement with Get Britain Standing and Yo-Yo DESK®.

Browse Standing Desks

Quick Info

WHY Yo-Yo DESK®?

Yo-Yo DESK®’s is leading a workplace revolution to convert unhealthy sedentary offices to active, healthy, and productive workplaces. Over the last 10 years we have expanded the UK’s favourite range of standing desks.

Yo-Yo DESK® is now the UK’s #1 brand for standing desks and continues to expand in other EU markets

Our founder, Gavin Bradley, is the UK’s thought leader on all things Active Working® CIC, and founder of a community interest company dedicating much of his time to the non-profit work behind the Get Britain Standing® and On Your Feet Britain® campaigns.

Trusted Company:

With all our desktitles proudly made in Great Britain we work hard to build and maintain high quality reputation for quality and service. We are the only company to offer a free installation service and free delivery service. Customers who purchase our height adjustable desks, office seating or anti-fatigue mats frequently thank us for the improve wellbeing our solutions provide and most wish they had purchased years ago. With thousands of delighted customers, we have rapidly become the nation’s favourite standing desk brand.

Quality Products:

Our desks are high quality, durable and stylish. Made in Britain, we also offer a free installation service and warranty of up to seven years. You can also test out any solution with our 30-day Money Back Guarantee. We have the widest range of standing desks & ergonomic desk converters to suit all workplaces, whether WFH or WFO.

Our desk converters can be used straight out of the box; and our standing desks can be fully customised to your requirements and installed free of charge.

Swift Delivery:

Your standing desk and desk accessories are shipped speedily, our delivery commitment is 1-2 days for all Yo-Yo DESK® standing desk solutions (mainland UK). No one makes it easier for you to join the “workplace revolution” and keep moving to a healthier you with a standing desk.

Customer Service:

Customers love Yo-Yo DESK® because we offer excellent quality solutions at prices affordable to everyone. Take advantage of our free installation service or 50% discount off any Active Feet solution when you purchase any of our standing desks. Checkout our Trustpilot reviews and scores.

We are a UK-based business with expert sales staff who pride themselves on ensuring you get the optimal solution to help you keep moving.

WHY Yo-Yo DESK®?

Yo-Yo OFFICE® is leading a workplace revolution to convert unhealthy sedentary offices to active, healthy, and productive workplaces. Over the last 10 years we have expanded our best-selling range of standing desks.

Yo-Yo DESK® is now the UK’s #1 brand for standing desks and continues to expand in other EU markets

Our founder, Gavin Bradley, is the UK’s thought leader on all things Active Working® CIC, and founder of non-profit work including the Get Britain Standing® and On Your Feet Britain® campaigns.

Trusted Company:

Customers who purchase our height adjustable desks, office seating or anti-fatigue mats frequently thank us for the improve wellbeing our solutions provide and most wish they had purchased years ago. With thousands of delighted customers, we have rapidly become the one of Europe’s favourite standing desk brands.

Quality Products:

Our desks are high quality, durable and stylish. We have the widest range of standing desks & ergonomic desk converters to suit all workplaces, whether WFH or WFO. Made in Britain, we offer a warranty of up to seven years. You can also test out any solution with our 30-day Money Back Guarantee.

Our desk converters can be used straight out of the box; and our standing desks can be fully customised to your requirements and installed free of charge.

Swift Delivery:

Your standing desk and desk accessories are shipped speedily, our delivery commitment is 4-5 days for all Yo-Yo DESK® standing desk solutions (mainland EU). No one makes it easier for you to join the “workplace revolution” and keep moving to a healthier you with a standing desk.

Customer Service:

Customers love Yo-Yo DESK® because we offer excellent quality solutions at prices affordable to everyone. Take advantage of our free installation service or 50% discount off any Active Feet solution when you purchase any of our standing desks. Checkout our Trustpilot reviews and scores.

We are a UK-based business with expert sales staff who pride themselves on ensuring you get the optimal solution to help you keep moving.

Best Value:

Buy in confidence with our30-day no-nonsense money back guaranteeon all Yo-Yo DESK® solutions. Remember we offer a FREE installation service with electric standing desks, and you can save 30% OFF with our desk accessory bundle offers.

All items come with FREE delivery, and you also save 50% OFF anti-fatigue mats and other Active Feet solutions when you purchase any standing desk.

Sustainability:

Passionate to improve the wellness of our environment, our sustainability drive includes:

FSC Certification:

All our desktops aremade in Britain and FSC certified, an environmental label that requires that the production of wood-based products respect procedures that guarantee the sustainable management of forests.

Eco Packaging:

Yo-Yo DESK® products have 100% cardboard ECO packaging removing plastics and polystyrene from inner packaging.

Recycled Materials:

Most of our products are partially made from recycled materials. We strive to increase the percentage year by year.

Solar Power:

Our warehouse is powered by electric solar panels.

Electric Vehicles:

All our company cars are 100% electric powered.

Growing Trees:

For every desk you purchase, we will donate £1 to plant a tree to grow the National Forest.

Best Value:

Buy in confidence with our 30-day no-nonsense money back guarantee on all Yo-Yo DESK® solutions. Remember we offer 30% OFF many desk accessories when you purchase a standing desk.

All items come with FREE delivery, and you also save 50% OFF anti-fatigue mats and other Active Feet solutions when you purchase any standing desk.

Sustainability:

Passionate to improve the wellness of our environment, our sustainability drive includes:

FSC Certification:

All our desktops aremade in Britain and FSC certified, an environmental label that requires that the production of wood-based products respect procedures that guarantee the sustainable management of forests.

Eco Packaging:

Yo-Yo DESK® products have 100% cardboard ECO packaging removing plastics and polystyrene from inner packaging.

Recycled Materials:

Most of our products are partially made from recycled materials. We strive to increase the percentage year by year.

Solar Power:

Our warehouse is powered by electric solar panels.

Electric Vehicles:

All our company cars are 100% electric powered.

Growing Trees:

For every desk you purchase, we will donate £1 to plant a tree to grow the National Forest.

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Celebrating 10 Years of Get Britain Standing | Yo-Yo DESK®

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Your Health and the Future of Office Work | Yo-Yo DESK®

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Posted by Gavin Bradley | December 6, 2023

Your Health and the Future of Office Work 

Whatever the future, the established lines between office and home have blurred in recent years, prompting a reassessment of the work-life balance paradigm.

Amidst this shift, the importance of prioritising wellness has taken centre stage, acknowledging the challenges presented by commuting and recognising the need for equilibrium between the home and office environments.

However, new research has found that the majority of chief executives expect a full return to the office by 2026, and it's a topic that has definitely got people talking. According to the study, CEOs are envisioning a future where in-person collaboration takes precedence. This change is not just a return to the familiar but a redefinition of how we perceive the workplace.

As the pendulum potentially swings away from working from home and back towards the office, the role of movement in enhancing productivity and overall well-being becomes paramount. In this article, we’ll delve into these ideas and explore the challenges, opportunities, and the crucial importance of investing in movement for a healthier, more productive future in all workplaces.

Learn more about the Importance of Regular Movement at the Office

The Commuting Dilemma

Addressing the challenges posed by remote work, it is notable that people working from home may experience an average loss of 5000 steps a day, working to public transport, walking around the office and walking to meetings. Beyond the numerical impact on physical activity, a shift towards more in-office work also poses a series of both physical and mental health challenges.

Long commutes have long been associated with detrimental effects on health, influencing both the body and mind. The strains of prolonged sitting during commutes contribute to musculoskeletal issues and increased stress levels. Moreover, the mental toll of navigating traffic or enduring crowded public transportation systems further underscores the toll of extended commutes.

Recognising these challenges, there emerges a crucial need to invest in movement opportunities, irrespective of the work setting—be it the home office or the traditional workplace. This underscores the significance of integrating movement into daily routines, fostering not only physical well-being but also mental resilience in the face of modern work challenges.

Learn more about the Health Risks of Sedentary Behaviour

The Wellness Imperative

As we navigate the changing dynamics of work in the modern world, the understanding of wellness extends beyond traditional notions. It encompasses not only physical health but also mental and emotional well-being.

Maintaining a healthy balance between office and remote work becomes paramount. Striking this balance involves thoughtful consideration of factors such as flexibility, autonomy, and the recognition that well-being is multifaceted. The ability to seamlessly transition between office and remote environments contributes to an enhanced work-life balance.

Findings from Owl Labs suggest that workers are increasingly inclined to reject job offers requiring full-time office attendance. This signals a notable shift in preferences, indicating that individuals prioritise workplaces offering flexibility and remote options. Understanding and responding to these preferences becomes integral in fostering a workplace that values the well-being of its employees.

Learn more about How to Boost Workplace Wellbeing

The Role of Sit-Stand Desks in Promoting Movement

Enter the game-changer: sit-stand desks. These marvels of ergonomic design play a crucial role in disrupting the monotony of prolonged sitting and fostering movement throughout the workday.

Standing desks are not just furniture; they're productivity boosters. By allowing users to switch between sitting and standing positions, these desks keep the blood flowing, reduce the strain on muscles, and contribute to overall physical well-being.

The link between movement, productivity, and employee well-being is solid. While sitting down all day can have a number of negative effects, regular movement has been proven to enhance focus, creativity, and job satisfaction. It's a win-win for both the employer and the employee.

Now, cue in Yo-Yo DESK®'s height-adjustable sit-to-stand desks. Practical, sleek, and oh-so-functional, they're the answer to seamlessly integrating movement into your work routine. Whether you're in the office or kicking it at home, Yo-Yo DESK® offers a practical way to make movement a natural part of your day. It's not just about desks; it's about a healthier, more dynamic work experience.

Learn more about the Benefits of Standing

Secure a Healthier Future With Yo-Yo DESK®

As we look towards the future of office work, the emphasis on prioritising wellness stands out as a key takeaway. The evolving landscape of office work demands a holistic approach, recognising that well-being is not merely a fringe benefit but a cornerstone of productivity and job satisfaction.

Movement is integral to maintaining a healthy work-life balance, which is one of the reasons we’re so determined to Get Britain Standing. It's more than just a physical activity; it's a catalyst for enhanced productivity and overall well-being.

Here at Yo-Yo DESK®, we offer a wide range of ergonomic standing desks designed to support your journey towards a healthier work experience. They're not just desks; they're gateways to a dynamic, movement-rich work routine. Whether you require a high-performance executive standing desk, a standing desk for your home office, a standing desk to fit a corner or even a desk bike, we have the solution for you!

So, as you navigate the future of office work, consider our ergonomic solutions for your well-being and productivity. Browse our selection and get started on your journey towards a healthier, more balanced work-life.

Browse our range of Standing Desks

Quick Info

WHY Yo-Yo DESK®?

Yo-Yo DESK®’s is leading a workplace revolution to convert unhealthy sedentary offices to active, healthy, and productive workplaces. Over the last 10 years we have expanded the UK’s favourite range of standing desks.

Yo-Yo DESK® is now the UK’s #1 brand for standing desks and continues to expand in other EU markets

Our founder, Gavin Bradley, is the UK’s thought leader on all things Active Working® CIC, and founder of a community interest company dedicating much of his time to the non-profit work behind the Get Britain Standing® and On Your Feet Britain® campaigns.

Trusted Company:

With all our desktitles proudly made in Great Britain we work hard to build and maintain high quality reputation for quality and service. We are the only company to offer a free installation service and free delivery service. Customers who purchase our height adjustable desks, office seating or anti-fatigue mats frequently thank us for the improve wellbeing our solutions provide and most wish they had purchased years ago. With thousands of delighted customers, we have rapidly become the nation’s favourite standing desk brand.

Quality Products:

Our desks are high quality, durable and stylish. Made in Britain, we also offer a free installation service and warranty of up to seven years. You can also test out any solution with our 30-day Money Back Guarantee. We have the widest range of standing desks & ergonomic desk converters to suit all workplaces, whether WFH or WFO.

Our desk converters can be used straight out of the box; and our standing desks can be fully customised to your requirements and installed free of charge.

Swift Delivery:

Your standing desk and desk accessories are shipped speedily, our delivery commitment is 1-2 days for all Yo-Yo DESK® standing desk solutions (mainland UK). No one makes it easier for you to join the “workplace revolution” and keep moving to a healthier you with a standing desk.

Customer Service:

Customers love Yo-Yo DESK® because we offer excellent quality solutions at prices affordable to everyone. Take advantage of our free installation service or 50% discount off any Active Feet solution when you purchase any of our standing desks. Checkout our Trustpilot reviews and scores.

We are a UK-based business with expert sales staff who pride themselves on ensuring you get the optimal solution to help you keep moving.

WHY Yo-Yo DESK®?

Yo-Yo OFFICE® is leading a workplace revolution to convert unhealthy sedentary offices to active, healthy, and productive workplaces. Over the last 10 years we have expanded our best-selling range of standing desks.

Yo-Yo DESK® is now the UK’s #1 brand for standing desks and continues to expand in other EU markets

Our founder, Gavin Bradley, is the UK’s thought leader on all things Active Working® CIC, and founder of non-profit work including the Get Britain Standing® and On Your Feet Britain® campaigns.

Trusted Company:

Customers who purchase our height adjustable desks, office seating or anti-fatigue mats frequently thank us for the improve wellbeing our solutions provide and most wish they had purchased years ago. With thousands of delighted customers, we have rapidly become the one of Europe’s favourite standing desk brands.

Quality Products:

Our desks are high quality, durable and stylish. We have the widest range of standing desks & ergonomic desk converters to suit all workplaces, whether WFH or WFO. Made in Britain, we offer a warranty of up to seven years. You can also test out any solution with our 30-day Money Back Guarantee.

Our desk converters can be used straight out of the box; and our standing desks can be fully customised to your requirements and installed free of charge.

Swift Delivery:

Your standing desk and desk accessories are shipped speedily, our delivery commitment is 4-5 days for all Yo-Yo DESK® standing desk solutions (mainland EU). No one makes it easier for you to join the “workplace revolution” and keep moving to a healthier you with a standing desk.

Customer Service:

Customers love Yo-Yo DESK® because we offer excellent quality solutions at prices affordable to everyone. Take advantage of our free installation service or 50% discount off any Active Feet solution when you purchase any of our standing desks. Checkout our Trustpilot reviews and scores.

We are a UK-based business with expert sales staff who pride themselves on ensuring you get the optimal solution to help you keep moving.

Best Value:

Buy in confidence with our30-day no-nonsense money back guaranteeon all Yo-Yo DESK® solutions. Remember we offer a FREE installation service with electric standing desks, and you can save 30% OFF with our desk accessory bundle offers.

All items come with FREE delivery, and you also save 50% OFF anti-fatigue mats and other Active Feet solutions when you purchase any standing desk.

Sustainability:

Passionate to improve the wellness of our environment, our sustainability drive includes:

FSC Certification:

All our desktops aremade in Britain and FSC certified, an environmental label that requires that the production of wood-based products respect procedures that guarantee the sustainable management of forests.

Eco Packaging:

Yo-Yo DESK® products have 100% cardboard ECO packaging removing plastics and polystyrene from inner packaging.

Recycled Materials:

Most of our products are partially made from recycled materials. We strive to increase the percentage year by year.

Solar Power:

Our warehouse is powered by electric solar panels.

Electric Vehicles:

All our company cars are 100% electric powered.

Growing Trees:

For every desk you purchase, we will donate £1 to plant a tree to grow the National Forest.

Best Value:

Buy in confidence with our 30-day no-nonsense money back guarantee on all Yo-Yo DESK® solutions. Remember we offer 30% OFF many desk accessories when you purchase a standing desk.

All items come with FREE delivery, and you also save 50% OFF anti-fatigue mats and other Active Feet solutions when you purchase any standing desk.

Sustainability:

Passionate to improve the wellness of our environment, our sustainability drive includes:

FSC Certification:

All our desktops aremade in Britain and FSC certified, an environmental label that requires that the production of wood-based products respect procedures that guarantee the sustainable management of forests.

Eco Packaging:

Yo-Yo DESK® products have 100% cardboard ECO packaging removing plastics and polystyrene from inner packaging.

Recycled Materials:

Most of our products are partially made from recycled materials. We strive to increase the percentage year by year.

Solar Power:

Our warehouse is powered by electric solar panels.

Electric Vehicles:

All our company cars are 100% electric powered.

Growing Trees:

For every desk you purchase, we will donate £1 to plant a tree to grow the National Forest.

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Ikigai and the Art of Work-Life Balance | Yo-Yo DESK®

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Posted by Gavin Bradley | November 15, 2023

Ikigai and the Art of Work-Life Balance

Our founder Gavin Bradley, the UK's thought leader on Active Working®, was recently asked to supply a quote to feature in the International Best-Seller ‘ Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life’. And it got him thinking – how best to apply the philosophy of Ikigai to a work-life balance?

Ikigai, a profound Japanese philosophy, serves as a guiding light in the pursuit of a fulfilling and balanced life. At its core, Ikigai is the convergence of passion, vocation, mission, and profession. It goes beyond the routine, offering a profound connection to one's sense of purpose and wellbeing.

In our modern lives, the delicate dance between work and personal life often feels like an intricate balancing act. The demands of the professional sphere can sometimes clash with the desire for personal fulfilment and a meaningful existence. This struggle is universal, acknowledging the challenges many face in maintaining equilibrium and finding satisfaction in both their professional and personal pursuits.

In this article, we delve into the relevance of Ikigai in the quest for a harmonious work-life balance. As we unravel the layers of Ikigai, we discover not only a philosophy but a pathway to a more balanced and purposeful existence — one that is enriched by the vitality that movement brings to our daily lives!

Learn more about the Importance of Regular Movement at the Office

Understanding Ikigai

At its essence, Ikigai encapsulates the sweet spot where passion, vocation, mission, and profession converge. It is the art of finding joy and purpose in the intersection of these four elements. Passion fuels what you love; vocation reflects what the world needs; mission is driven by what you are good at, and profession signifies what you can be rewarded for.

Ikigai, beyond being a concept, is a philosophy of holistic living. It's not just about finding purpose in your professional life; it's about harmonising every facet of your existence. From personal relationships to physical health, Ikigai underscores the interconnectedness of various life domains. By aligning with your Ikigai, you embark on a journey toward a more fulfilling and balanced life, where work and personal wellbeing seamlessly coexist.

Discover Desk Yoga to Achieve a Perfect Balance

Ikigai and Wellbeing

Ikigai is not just a compass for professional choices; it's a powerful force in infusing every aspect of life with purpose and satisfaction. Discovering and living your Ikigai brings a profound sense of direction and meaning to your daily endeavours.

Beyond the confines of a traditional work-life balance, Ikigai extends its influence into the realm of overall wellbeing. It's a holistic approach that recognises the intrinsic connection between purposeful living and health. When aligned with your Ikigai, not only does your work become more gratifying, but your mental and physical health also experiences a positive transformation. Ikigai, then, becomes a cornerstone in the architecture of a truly fulfilling and well-rounded life.

Learn more about How to Boost Workplace Wellbeing

Integrating Movement into Ikigai

SPhysical activity is not just a companion in the journey to Ikigai; it is a vital element that propels the pursuit itself. Movement is the language of the body expressing joy, and as you tread the path of Ikigai, this joy becomes a guiding force.

Consider the various elements of Ikigai — passion, vocation, mission, and profession — as interconnected threads woven into the fabric of movement. Whether it's the joy of pursuing a passion-driven exercise routine or the discipline of a vocation aligned with your physical strengths, every movement becomes a step closer to the heart of Ikigai – which is one of the reasons we’re so determined to Get Britain Standing! Gavin Bradley launched this campaign in 2014 and it immediately set the cat among the pigeons. Ten years on awareness of the sitting disease and risks of prolonged sitting have grown exponentially as too has the scientific evidence base.

The benefits of incorporating movement into your Ikigai journey are multi-faceted. Physically, it enhances your health, boosts energy, and contributes to longevity. Mentally, it fosters creativity and clarity. In the context of Ikigai, movement is not just an activity; it's a catalyst that propels you towards a more balanced, purposeful, and joyous life.

Learn Strategies for Incorporating Movement at the Office

Yo-Yo DESK® Solutions

Enter the world of ergonomic excellence with Yo-Yo DESK®'s range of height-adjustable standing desks and office furniture. Crafted for comfort, style, functionality and budget, these sit-to-stand desks redefine your workspace, promoting an environment where wellbeing thrives.

Yo-Yo DESK®'s solutions aren't just about elevating your workspace; they're about aligning your work environment with the principles of Ikigai. By seamlessly integrating ergonomic design with the philosophy of purposeful living, Yo-Yo DESK® becomes more than furniture; it becomes a companion in your journey towards a balanced and fulfilling life. Discover the synergy between Ikigai and Yo-Yo DESK® – where your workspace becomes a canvas for both productivity and wellbeing.

Learn more about How to Switch to a Standing Desk

Shop for Work-Life Balance with Yo-Yo DESK®

In the pursuit of work-life balance, Ikigai emerges as a guiding light, intertwining purpose and wellbeing. Recognising the holistic nature of this philosophy, we've explored how aligning with Ikigai can redefine your professional and personal life.

Ready to infuse your workspace with purpose and movement? Explore our range of ergonomic sit-stand desks – where the principles of Ikigai and ergonomic design converge. Here at Yo-Yo DESK®, you’ll find executive standing desks, standing desks for your home office, standing desk converters, desk bikes, and much more to help you incorporate movement into your daily work!

So take the next step in your Ikigai journey, prioritising wellbeing and movement for a more fulfilling work-life balance. Browse our full selection of ergonomic office solutions today - your personalised workspace awaits.

Browse our range of Standing Desks

Quick Info

WHY Yo-Yo DESK®?

Yo-Yo DESK®’s is leading a workplace revolution to convert unhealthy sedentary offices to active, healthy, and productive workplaces. Over the last 10 years we have expanded the UK’s favourite range of standing desks.

Yo-Yo DESK® is now the UK’s #1 brand for standing desks and continues to expand in other EU markets

Our founder, Gavin Bradley, is the UK’s thought leader on all things Active Working® CIC, and founder of a community interest company dedicating much of his time to the non-profit work behind the Get Britain Standing® and On Your Feet Britain® campaigns.

Trusted Company:

With all our desktitles proudly made in Great Britain we work hard to build and maintain high quality reputation for quality and service. We are the only company to offer a free installation service and free delivery service. Customers who purchase our height adjustable desks, office seating or anti-fatigue mats frequently thank us for the improve wellbeing our solutions provide and most wish they had purchased years ago. With thousands of delighted customers, we have rapidly become the nation’s favourite standing desk brand.

Quality Products:

Our desks are high quality, durable and stylish. Made in Britain, we also offer a free installation service and warranty of up to seven years. You can also test out any solution with our 30-day Money Back Guarantee. We have the widest range of standing desks & ergonomic desk converters to suit all workplaces, whether WFH or WFO.

Our desk converters can be used straight out of the box; and our standing desks can be fully customised to your requirements and installed free of charge.

Swift Delivery:

Your standing desk and desk accessories are shipped speedily, our delivery commitment is 1-2 days for all Yo-Yo DESK® standing desk solutions (mainland UK). No one makes it easier for you to join the “workplace revolution” and keep moving to a healthier you with a standing desk.

Customer Service:

Customers love Yo-Yo DESK® because we offer excellent quality solutions at prices affordable to everyone. Take advantage of our free installation service or 50% discount off any Active Feet solution when you purchase any of our standing desks. Checkout our Trustpilot reviews and scores.

We are a UK-based business with expert sales staff who pride themselves on ensuring you get the optimal solution to help you keep moving.

WHY Yo-Yo DESK®?

Yo-Yo OFFICE® is leading a workplace revolution to convert unhealthy sedentary offices to active, healthy, and productive workplaces. Over the last 10 years we have expanded our best-selling range of standing desks.

Yo-Yo DESK® is now the UK’s #1 brand for standing desks and continues to expand in other EU markets

Our founder, Gavin Bradley, is the UK’s thought leader on all things Active Working® CIC, and founder of non-profit work including the Get Britain Standing® and On Your Feet Britain® campaigns.

Trusted Company:

Customers who purchase our height adjustable desks, office seating or anti-fatigue mats frequently thank us for the improve wellbeing our solutions provide and most wish they had purchased years ago. With thousands of delighted customers, we have rapidly become the one of Europe’s favourite standing desk brands.

Quality Products:

Our desks are high quality, durable and stylish. We have the widest range of standing desks & ergonomic desk converters to suit all workplaces, whether WFH or WFO. Made in Britain, we offer a warranty of up to seven years. You can also test out any solution with our 30-day Money Back Guarantee.

Our desk converters can be used straight out of the box; and our standing desks can be fully customised to your requirements and installed free of charge.

Swift Delivery:

Your standing desk and desk accessories are shipped speedily, our delivery commitment is 4-5 days for all Yo-Yo DESK® standing desk solutions (mainland EU). No one makes it easier for you to join the “workplace revolution” and keep moving to a healthier you with a standing desk.

Customer Service:

Customers love Yo-Yo DESK® because we offer excellent quality solutions at prices affordable to everyone. Take advantage of our free installation service or 50% discount off any Active Feet solution when you purchase any of our standing desks. Checkout our Trustpilot reviews and scores.

We are a UK-based business with expert sales staff who pride themselves on ensuring you get the optimal solution to help you keep moving.

Best Value:

Buy in confidence with our30-day no-nonsense money back guaranteeon all Yo-Yo DESK® solutions. Remember we offer a FREE installation service with electric standing desks, and you can save 30% OFF with our desk accessory bundle offers.

All items come with FREE delivery, and you also save 50% OFF anti-fatigue mats and other Active Feet solutions when you purchase any standing desk.

Sustainability:

Passionate to improve the wellness of our environment, our sustainability drive includes:

FSC Certification:

All our desktops aremade in Britain and FSC certified, an environmental label that requires that the production of wood-based products respect procedures that guarantee the sustainable management of forests.

Eco Packaging:

Yo-Yo DESK® products have 100% cardboard ECO packaging removing plastics and polystyrene from inner packaging.

Recycled Materials:

Most of our products are partially made from recycled materials. We strive to increase the percentage year by year.

Solar Power:

Our warehouse is powered by electric solar panels.

Electric Vehicles:

All our company cars are 100% electric powered.

Growing Trees:

For every desk you purchase, we will donate £1 to plant a tree to grow the National Forest.

Best Value:

Buy in confidence with our 30-day no-nonsense money back guarantee on all Yo-Yo DESK® solutions. Remember we offer 30% OFF many desk accessories when you purchase a standing desk.

All items come with FREE delivery, and you also save 50% OFF anti-fatigue mats and other Active Feet solutions when you purchase any standing desk.

Sustainability:

Passionate to improve the wellness of our environment, our sustainability drive includes:

FSC Certification:

All our desktops aremade in Britain and FSC certified, an environmental label that requires that the production of wood-based products respect procedures that guarantee the sustainable management of forests.

Eco Packaging:

Yo-Yo DESK® products have 100% cardboard ECO packaging removing plastics and polystyrene from inner packaging.

Recycled Materials:

Most of our products are partially made from recycled materials. We strive to increase the percentage year by year.

Solar Power:

Our warehouse is powered by electric solar panels.

Electric Vehicles:

All our company cars are 100% electric powered.

Growing Trees:

For every desk you purchase, we will donate £1 to plant a tree to grow the National Forest.

Read more

Ikigai and the Art of Work-Life Balance | Yo-Yo DESK®

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