Workers in the U.S. are spending longer hours sitting than ever before – to the tune of more than half of their waking hours. Standing at work is a great way to combat the effects of “sitting disease” and can make you feel more productive, efficient and energetic in the office. How should you choose a standing desk? Read on for four features to consider.
What to Look for in a Standing Desk: 4 Features
Some experts believe standing at work is only beneficial to a certain extent and it’s detrimental to stay on your feet for the whole day since it puts extra pressure on your legs and joints. To avoid negative consequences of a standing desk, opt for one that offers flexibility and adjustability. Look for a model with a changeable height and remember one size doesn’t always fit all.
Many lower-priced standing desks can seem like a good option, but lack the weight and quality you need in a viable workstation. Make sure the model you choose is sturdy enough to work on and offers a lot of desk space; you won’t want to feel like you’re losing something by standing up.
While you likely want to try standing at work, neither you nor your employer wants to break the bank. The best standing desks aren’t necessarily top-of-the-line models; we have several mid-ranged and affordably priced options in our showroom and are happy to find a custom solution that works for you.
- Tech-Friendly Design
Many standing desks are simply a flat surface; this can be great for space efficiency but not very convenient for desk items, storage or computer cables. When choosing a standing desk, look for options that have space for wires, computers and monitors.
Flexibility, adjustability, sturdiness, affordability and a tech-friendly design are all features to look for when choosing a standing desk. For more tips on ergonomics in the office, read additional articles on our blog today or contact us.