Standing desks are taking offices and workspaces around the world by storm. And it makes sense why: For one, they’re clinically proven to improve blood circulation and reduce the risk of diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular disease. For another, they help burn significantly more calories than sitting (up to 50 calories more per hour). Another key benefit comes with improved posture. When you stand, you are much less likely to hunch, which, in turn, keeps your spine straight and your shoulders upright. With a standing desk, you can easily adjust your monitor to the recommended height (even with or just above eye level), too. This keeps you from looking down and slouching.