Take that step into creating a more ergonomic-friendly workspace for yourself with our Standing Desks. As an affordable and hassle-free alternative to the electric standing desk, the standing desk instantly converts your drab working area into a healthier and more stimulating space. We guide you along with a simple step by step process to help you build a productive and enjoyable ergonomic work station for yourself.
Evaluate Your Current Working Posture
Are your shoulders and neck feeling strained from sitting at your desk for prolonged hours? Do you suffer from lower back pains or discomfort?
All these could happen as a result of poor sitting or standing posture, and substandard design of your workspace. No matter if you are working on your laptop or a desktop, your monitor screen should be placed at eye level and about an arm’s length away from you. Positioning your monitor in an ideal position can also help in relieving back pains and reducing eye strain. A standing desk can easily help to alleviate your everyday pains by correcting your working posture.
Understand Your Working Space And Style
Are you the type that requires a dedicated workspace? Do you have a flexible working area?
Being aware of this will help in deciding what type of standing desk converter is suitable for you as there is a diverse range of standing desk converters that cater to different needs. As the converter is an extension of your current desk, it is useful to understand your own working area and the constraints that you have. This will help to refine the options of desk converter that you can consider. If you are working on a relatively tight space on your laptop, do not fret. The addition of an ergonomic laptop desk can do the trick in enhancing your work area without taking up too much space.
Determine A Suitable Budget For Your Sit Stand Desk Converter
With so many types of standing desk converters in the market, it can get confusing trying to find the right one that is suitable for you. As a basic guide, a standing desk may either use a hydraulic lift system for height adjustment or may be manually adjusted.
A hydraulic lift is simply a pump that pushes the gas in an out of a chamber to help adjust the height. This allows you to have more control over the height of the standing desk table. A manual adjustment is where the height of the standing desk is locked at several fixed positions and you have less control over the actual height of the desk. Although this may be a cheaper alternative, it is just as effective.
Ensure Smooth Transition with your Standing Desk
Now that you have a better understanding of the uses of the standing desk for you, it is time to fully utilise its usage. To complement your standing desk, an anti-fatigue mat can be useful in ensuring a smoother transition to accommodate longer standing time at your desk. Next, you may also want to consider a sit-stand stool to encourage you to stay active even while you may outwardly be seen to be in a sitting position.
Elevate Your Standing Desk Experience
With your standing desk all set up, you may want to take this opportunity to have some fun with your ergonomic work station. Once you have picked up the habit of standing for longer periods of time, you may want to look into incorporating a balance board as an accompaniment. Further to just passive standing, any low-impact micro movements are beneficial for your health too.
In the same way, whether you are a novice looking into developing a healthier lifestyle habit or a self-proclaimed health and exercise junkie, the addition of an under-desk treadmill would be a fun and productive addition to the work station.