A number of studies have revealed that using a standing desk in the office can do wonders for your health compared to that of the traditional desk. In fact, this has been a proposed solution to the known negative effects of sitting all day in the office. Research have shown that prolonged sitting is a factor that can increase the risks of heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and other chronic health conditions. If those are not enough to make you want to buy a standing desk right now, we don’t know what will be.
But before you go to your trusted furniture store and get yourself your own standing desk, here are a few things you need to know first:
1. Determine your own ideal standing desk height.
Standing desks may be all and great but it can still be risky for your posture and health if it’s set up the wrong way. Make sure that your standing desk is at a comfortable level- elbow height. Just like when you’re sitting down, your arms should be at a 90-degree angle to your desk without you having the need to slump to use your computer.
2. Go for adjustable standing desks.
This might seem odd especially since you can try out the desk as you are canvassing to purchase one. Our advice, though? It’s best to go for an adjustable standing desk because it gives you the flexibility to modify it to your liking. This is especially helpful for women employees who can go from flats to heels in a week.
3. Expect a boost in productivity.
If there is anything else a standing desk is known to improve besides your posture, it’s productivity. This could very well be the reason behind the phrase “thinking on your feet”. According to a study released by International Journal of Environmental and Public Health, standing while working can improve brain activity including memory, focus, and problem solving skills.
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