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Why are standup desks healthy?

There are a number of reasons why standing desks can be considered healthy. One is that sitting for long periods of time has been linked to a number of health issues, such as obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. Additionally, standing can help to improve circulation and reduce the risk of blood clots.

Standing also burns more calories than sitting, which can help with weight management. It also can improve posture and core strength by engaging the muscles in the back, legs, and core, which can help to reduce back pain.

Standing desks can also be beneficial for people who suffer from back pain or other issues with their posture. By allowing the user to stand and move around, rather than remaining seated in the same position for long periods of time, it can help to alleviate the pressure on the spine and other joints.

Overall, standing desks can provide many health benefits, but it is important to remember that it should still be in moderation, as standing for long periods of time can also cause strain on the feet, legs, and lower back. It is also important to have comfortable shoes and to move around periodically, to not remain standing for too long.

At LocalWorks, where private office space is available, along with executive suites, we can provide you with a stand up desk as an alternative to sitting at a chair, or you can bring in your own furniture.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a membership fee?

LocalWorks uses the term "membership fee" to refer to the fee that you pay in order to use the LocalWorks location and office. We do not use the term “rent” as there is no lease and members are not considered tenants.

What is included in the membership fee?

Your office space, wifi, utilities, and a desk/chair in your office is included.

How do I book a tour?

Choose your location on the website, select “Schedule a Tour” and choose a day and time that works best for you.

Do I need business insurance?

Yes. You should have business insurance to cover you in case of unforseen circumstances. Get insurance in minutes (and save 25%) here.

Will there be someone on the tour with me?

No, tours are self guided. You will have a LocalWorks concierge on the phone with you to answer any questions, help you select your office, and get signed up as a member. 

How will I be able to access the building on the self guided tour?

Once you arrive at the location for the tour, you will call the number in your confirmation email to receive a code to get in or approval to enter the building.

The office comes furnished, but am I allowed to bring my own furniture?

Upon request, you can remove our furniture and use your own.

Is there someone from LocalWorks on site daily?

Each location has an operations manager that will stop by weekly to make sure everything is running smoothly. We have a full support team available by phone, email or chat every day during business hours.

How will I be billed?

Your initial payment will consist of your first month's membership fee, security deposit, and setup fee. After that you will be charged on the first day of each month for that month's membership fee. You are required to keep a valid payment method on file, and late fees will accrue when payments fail. See our Terms for details.

How can I cancel my membership?

Simply email [email protected]. 30-day notice is required and you are responsible for your membership fee for the 30-day period following your notice.

Are conference rooms available to use?

Many of our locations have conference rooms. If available, conference rooms are booked using our members portal. Ask your LocalWorks sales representative if the location you are considering has a conference room.