Last updated June 26, 2017 by Ryan Fiorenzi
The Omega Denali is a cheaper alternative to the Omega Everest because it’s a manual crank instead of having a motor. It has all of the benefits of the Everest: 3D laminate table top, Steady Type keyboard tray, the ability to use with a treadmill, and the many customizations available.
Comparing the price of the Denail to the Everest at $1,274, you’ll have to figure out if having your desk adjust via a motor is worth the price difference.
We’re not fans of the manual crank, and that’s not because of the crank itself, we’ve found that we don’t switch as much from sitting to standing when we’re using a manual crank desk. Researchers have shown that it’s better to stand more than you sit, and many experts recommend that you find your own ratio of standing to sitting. The act of standing up is good for you because every time you use the large muscles in your legs to stand you jump start your metabolism, and most experts recommend doing some movement every 20 minutes.
The manual crank counts as physical activity, so maybe we’re just be lazy! But we’ve found that when it’s inconvenient to adjust a desk, we tend to not do it, and default to going back to the habit of sitting for extended periods of time.
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