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Why consider a Height Adjustable Standing Desk?

From a Physiotherapist's point of view, there is absolutely no doubt that height adjustable desks are beneficial. We know that the majority of injuries sustained by office workers are due to overuse, prolonged postures and RSI. Our bodies simply are not designed to spend hours upon hours in the same position. This is what happens when we sit at our desks all day. In doing so, small physical stresses accumulate in our body, and muscular strains and body pain occurs. Because these stresses are so small, we usually don't notice them, until they have accumulated to the point of an injury developing. At this point, it is much harder to fix any issues or injuries.

Height Adjustable or Sit-Stand desks provide office workers with the ability to change positions between sitting and standing regularly throughout the day. Very simply, this is the easiest way to prevent overuse injuries and postural issues from developing, by avoiding prolonged postures. So from a preventative perspective, height adjustable or standing desks are brilliant.

What do you need to consider before purchasing a height adjustable Sit Stand Desk ?

  • Comfort at both sitting and standing levels Moderation is key – whilst you don’t want to spend all day sitting, it can get tiring being on your feet all day, too (special ergonomic non-fatigue accessories are available to assist with getting tired on your feet). Ensure that the desk adjusts comfortably between sitting and standing height so that you can transition between the two without issue. If the system is electronic, are you able to pre-set your desired heights for convenience?
  • Multiple tiers to rest your computer and keyboard on Your computer screen should be at eye level, whilst your keyboard and mouse should be around elbow height (so that your arms can rest parallel to the desk whilst you work). In order to achieve this ergonomic ideal, you may need to add a raiser to the surface or you could look for a product that has tiers already built in.
  • Aesthetically pleasing and brand complement As you're going to spend a lot of time working at your desk, why not find one that is also easy on the eyes? These days, there are a variety of different products on the market – from the contemporary through to the more traditional – so you should be able to find one that you like and that complements your brand (in both colour and style).

At Furniture At Work he have a large range of Height Adjustable Sit Stand Desks to suit all needs. From Straight and corner options to manual wind up options to Electric.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to talk to our Sales team who are experts on Height Adjustable Sit Stand Desks.

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