Lifestyle

The Surfboard Standing Desk

Everyone knows sitting at a desk all day long is killing you. The question is, what are you going to do about it? One of the many creative solutions to emerge from the generation of screen-staring office drones is The Level, a platform that moves with your body and requires you to make small adjustments to keep your balance, much like a surfboard. 

The grooves in the underside framework elicit movement from the muscles used for walking, and while you'll be shifting your weight, the change is subtle and won't distract from your work.

This thing destroyed its Indiegogo goals, raking in $186,999 of their projected $40,000. And with good reason; they've got the research to back it up. Their studies show using the Level increases your heart rate over 15 percent from sitting, which is still probably not as much as actual surfing, but hey, you're headed in the right direction. 


Ali Drucker is a staff writer for Supercompressor. She's been sitting for the past four hours. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram.