Standing desks can alleviate back pain, according to doctors—and this one is nearly 50 percent off at Amazon

Korin Miller
·4 min read

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Score this desk for nearly 50 percent off! (Photo: Amazon)
Score this desk for nearly 50 percent off! (Photo: Amazon)

Having a quality desk is crucial — especially during these work-from-home times. Research has found that many companies plan to continue having employees work remotely for at least part of the time in the future. So now's a great time to invest in a desk.

But, while you could buy a standard desk and call it a day, sitting on your butt for eight-plus hours isn't doing you or your health any favors. Sitting for long periods of time can increase pain and has even been linked to several serious health conditions like obesity, diabetes, heart disease, deep-vein thrombosis and metabolic syndrome. That's why a growing number of people are turning to standing desks.

"Standing desks can help decrease back pain due to major relief of the pressure on the nerves," Dr. Medhat Mikhael, pain management specialist and medical director of the non-operative program at the Spine Health Center at MemorialCare Orange Coast Medical Center in Fountain Valley, Calif., tells Yahoo Life. They can also directly combat health conditions that you're at risk of developing when you sit for long periods of time, he says.

Well, right now, Amazon has a top-rated electric standing desk on sale for nearly 50 percent off! It's called the SHW Electric Memory Preset Desk, and it has a ton of stellar features that'll max out your standing desk experience.

Shop it: SHW Electric Memory Preset Desk, $200 (was $390), amazon.com

Choose from four different finishes. (Photo: Amazon)
Choose from four different finishes. (Photo: Amazon)

The SHW Electric Memory Preset Desk has a fully motorized electric lift system, seamlessly moving it from 28 to up to 46 inches high. That's a huge perk, given that many standing desks at this price point require a hand crank to get up and down. 

Don't want to go quite to the full 46 inches? No problem! You can adjust your desk to any height in between.

A really cool feature of this desk is that it has four memory preset options for easy adjustment. So, if you're sharing your desk with other people in your household, you can simply press "your" button when you're ready to use the desk and it will automatically move to your desired height. 

The desk is made from high-grade industrial steel, making it a piece of furniture that will last for years. It even has grommets in the desktop to help organize your cords. 

The SHW Electric Memory Preset Desk comes in a range of finishes, including black, light cherry, oak and walnut, allowing you to find the desk that perfectly matches your decor. 

Shop it: SHW Electric Memory Preset Desk, $200 (was $390), amazon.com

Four preset buttons help you get the height you need. (Photo: Amazon)
Four preset buttons help you get the height you need. (Photo: Amazon)

By the way, this desk has an army of fans—and many say they almost didn't buy it because they were worried the low price was too good to be true. "I looked at several before coming across this one, which I almost passed by because of the price, thinking theres no way I'd get the quality I need for this price," a five-star fan wrote. But, they decided to try it out. "I love this desk!!" they said. "It's sturdy, it's pretty, it fits all of my work equipment - 2 large monitors and my laptop, dock, keyboard, mousepad planner, etc."

One happy customer said this is as good as other desks that are triple the price. "The difference between this and the more expensive standing desks...there isn't," they wrote. "I am loving the desk, I have had other brand names and in my opinion there is no difference."

Another called the desk a "total game changer!" adding: "Assembly was a breeze, and I'd say it took me a half hour to put together."

If you're looking for an easy-to-assemble standing desk at a low price, it's time to act.

Shop it: SHW Electric Memory Preset Desk, $200 (was $390), amazon.com

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