Stand Desk (4)
Ever dedicated to health and fitness, Stand Desk founder Steven Yu wanted to help his roommate Ryan look after his well-being. A month of training and a strict meal regimen had passed, but Ryan wasn’t making any progress. Discouraged by the lack of improvement, Ryan had thrown in the towel and reverted to his old eating habits and gaming. The makeshift standing desk he had thrown together with computer monitor boxes, a home fan box, a whiteboard, and a random piece of wood was the only major change that had stuck. In the span of just four weeks, Ryan had lost 10 pounds and was visibly healthier. Realizing the powerful effects of simply standing, Steven devoted himself to improving health and happiness without completely overhauling existing lifestyles.