Keeping Your Ergonomic Desk Simple: Where Should I Start?

Keeping Your Ergonomic Desk Simple: Where Should I Start?

Ergonomic is more than just a trendy phrase for the next generations of office or study setups.

It is about making your workspace fit you in a manner that not only boosts your comfort but also your productivity and efficiency.

Whether it is the position of your wrists, head, and shoulders when performing repetitive tasks and the height of your desk or the freedom to adjust your setup so you can improve your comfort while completing your work or studies, ergonomics is the ability to adapt your workspace to your particular needs, incorporating everything you need for your tasks.

How to start setting up an ergonomic workstation?

One straightforward way is to start with specifically designed ergonomic products to make your workstation more comfortable. Most ergonomic products are designed with a holistic approach and are crafted with the knowledge that what might be comfortable for an individual who is 187cm is distinctly different from what might be comfortable for an individual who is 160cm.

The crux of setting up an ergonomic workstation is to focus on getting adjustable products that can be fitted to your personal frame and other needs. For example, an ergonomic desk with height-adjustable features can improve your sitting or standing posture instantly, reducing the impact of repetitive movements and eye strains, as well as shoulder, back, and neck pains.

What is the easiest way to select the right ergonomic products?

Setting up an ergonomic desk should be a complex and costly decision. You do not have to make drastic changes to your workstation, such as clearing your current setup and getting a completely new office chair and desk, in order to achieve good ergonomics. Even tidying up your desk layout can impact significantly.

There are tons of ergonomic products that are not only cost-effective but also equally capable of improving your comfort. Here are a couple of ideas to help you get started:

1. Getting a monitor arm is one way of enabling you to position your monitor ergonomically – which is at eye level. If you are using a laptop on top of your monitor, you might want to get a dual monitor arm, attaching a laptop tray at the end of the other arm. Alternatively, you can get a single monitor arm and a laptop riser or stand, which gives you a decent amount of height increase but not as much as a monitor arm. All in all, you would want to ensure that both screens are at arm’s length with a blue light filter activated to reduce eye strains.

2. Positioning your keyboard as close to your body as possible while maintaining a 90-degree angle at your elbow and avoiding resting your wrists on the desk helps you to maintain a relaxed and comfortable position. To achieve this, you can get an under-desk keyboard tray or a keyboard wrist rest.

3. If you work or study with a laptop primarily, get an external ergonomic mouse and keyboard to ensure healthy posture. When using a mouse, always move from your elbow, not your wrist.

4. Resting on your chair’s backrest completely and keeping your feet flat on the ground with your knees “locked” at 90 degrees is the correct ergonomic posture. If you find your chair lacking sufficient support or uncomfortable, getting a backrest or a footrest can help you achieve that additional level of comfort.

5. Getting a sit-stand desk converter is the way to improve your ergonomics without having to spend on a new desk. It allows various height adjustments and can support a decent amount of weight, allowing you to put a monitor and a laptop on it concurrently.


An ergonomic desk setup helps to boost your comfort level by reducing discomfort and pain in your legs, back, neck, arms, shoulders, and hands. TakeAseat makes ergonomic, cost-effective and straightforward.

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