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Standing desks are height adjustable desks providing both sitting and standing flexibility within work office spaces or home offices.... Discover the physical benefits of an ergonomic standing desk when you work from home, where small standing desks and corner standing desks can fit perfectly into small spaces. Read more
Height adjustable desks, also known as sit stand desks or standing desks, provide the ability to adjust your work desk to the ideal heights for both sitting and standing. Why not browse our range of office furniture and convert your home office into an ergonomic workstation today?
A standing desk simply means you have the option to be on your feet while working at your desk instead of being seated. Standing desks come in different forms:
Exercise physiologists suggest that standing desk benefits may include increased productivity, weight management and decreased neck, back and shoulder issues relating to:
Whether you have an office or are working from home for long hours, choosing a standing desk means you will burn more calories and potentially reduce neck, shoulder and back pain than if you were using a seated desk for the same period.
Standing desks engage your back, core and leg muscles. It is thought that standing at your desk after eating a meal may also help your blood sugar levels to return to normal more quickly, so if you’re going to elevate your adjustable standing desk to standing height during the day, after lunch is the ideal time to do it.
The beauty of a sit stand desk is that you can raise and lower it to suit your needs. While standing all day isn’t recommended either, experts suggest that alternating time spent sitting at your desk and standing at your desk roughly every hour is ideal. So every one or two hours you that you sit at your desk try to spend the next hour standing.
Taking time to work out which is the best standing desk design for you is important. Your decision might be influenced by things such as:
If you have an existing desk and office chair the easy way to add the option to stand and work is by buying a manual standing desk riser. Operated by the press of a lever, these designs include a variety of features such as:
A second level keyboard shelf is handy if you use a PC or remote keyboard with your laptop. If you use a laptop with built-in keyboard then a height adjustable table with a flat surface will be sufficient.
Remember to consider how much space you need for extra items on your desktop such as files and a mobile phone and check that the height at full extension will put you in an ergonomically correct position with your arms at desk height and your head level, when standing.