Standing Desk – coming soon to my home office!

By Ann Kristine A. Peñaredondo | Life and Marketing Lessons

Nov 16
These plyboards, nails and glue will become a magnificent standing desk soon!

These plyboards, nails and glue will become a magnificent standing desk soon!

Weeks after my thyroid operation, I focused on one of my vacation goals: have a standing desk.

Why a standing desk? Well, I have read many studies about sitting for too long as unhealthy. Two years ago, I felt numbing pain at my back for sitting too long. I thought that as a runner, I may have overused something in my body that caused the numbing pain. I was stuck on that theory as I underwent therapy.

I was wrong.

The latest issue of Runner’s World Philippines (where I’m subscribed) formally wrote about my concern. Even if I run many kilometers for my training or for my race, I am still at risk if I sit too long.

This was the tipping point: I want to be a healthy virtual assistant. I had to have a standing desk.

So after proposing the plan to my family, phase one of my plan pushed through: we talked to a recommended carpenter.

Unfortunately, the carpenter, after talking with him about the specifications and the design, did not show up. I thought maybe another client called him for another work, so I waited.

I saw the end of my vacation with no carpenter. So, no standing desk yet.

Today, we talked to another carpenter and we agreed on the specifications and the design that I want. A few hours later, a delivery of wooden boards, nails, and wood glue arrived. Wow, my standing desk is about to become a reality!

Since my brother is taller than me, the standing desk’s measurements shall be based on his height. The new carpenter will create a stool for me to stand on if I am the one’s who’s on board the computer. Once the standing desk is done, the next plan is to buy a foot mat and a tall chair (if I get tired of standing. We still need balance in all things!)

I am preparing myself to be a stand convert in the name of health. I think being exceptional is both in the skills that I have and my physical ability to use those skills. I am excited to work standing!

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About the Author

Ann Kristine A. Peñaredondo is a Facebook Marketing Strategist who has managed and grew Facebook Pages of top shopping malls, lingerie, and dairy brands, as well as authors and experts in business, food, health, and education. Ann's podcast show, Pin To Top, is listed in Growth Mentor and Feedspot as one of the top podcasts for Facebook and marketing for 2020. Ann is also one of the Manila Workshop’s resident speakers and facilitators. She’s been featured in Jomar Hilario’s Online Show and book Virtual Careers, Wazzup Pilipinas, Astig.PH, Prime Influencers, Marketing in Asia, Thrive Global, and The Manila Times. Email her at

  • jones says:

    Hi Ann,

    I’ve been thinking about standing desk noon pa. I got from SNR yung table nila na you can adjust its height. Sa start, naka one hour lang ako and gave up on the idea.

    Buti na lang I saw your post, I waana be a health VA too! Let me know kumusta your experience using a standing desk ha.

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