Sit to Stand desk options – Full desk Vs Retrofit

Sit to Stand desk options – Full desk Vs Retrofit

One of the most regularly ask questions we have working in our space of creating more movement in organisations is what is the difference between full sit and stand desks and the ones you place on the desk?

In our game we call the ones you place on the desk a “retrofit” or “desktop” option. However it’s good to point out that you can retrofit an existing desktop to sit and stand desk legs turning it into a full sit and stand desk too.

For our purposes today we’ll be comparing the pair of a full sit and stand desk vs. a retrofit on the desk option.

Firstly, both are more beneficial in terms of creating movement than just your standard sitting workstation. However, there are some specific hazards to be aware of with the retrofit models (we’ll get to this).

Lets start by looking at our retrofit models. These are models that you put on your existing desk and away you go. A common example is the range of models from Varidesk. PHW Group are not advocates for these for a number of reasons including:

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