Earlier today, we discussed the dangers of sitting all day at the office. As we explained, studies have shown that prolonged, daily sitting shortens lifespan, increases the risk for everything from diabetes to heart attack to cancer and may fundamentally change the way you metabolize fat.

But that doesn't mean we're without options. As we reported, ways to get moving at work abound, from walking meetings to yoga balls for chairs to, finally, standing desks.

Many of our readers began to respond. From the homemade (see the photo at top) to the professionally engineered, we asked you to explain what you love about your standing desks -- or why you'd like to get one:

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  • Brittany Mullins

  • Julián Romero

  • Nicole Nichols

  • Derek Wyatt

  • Savannah Peterson

  • Aniruddha Deodhar

  • Alyson Michelle

  • Jenna Koeble

  • Natalie K.

  • Lizzy Hazeltine

  • Joe Boughner

  • Jason Trommetter

  • Stacey Wilton

  • Ashley Bright

  • this_isbollocks

  • Tully Ackland

  • Drew Moxon