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Sit-Stand Desks: What You Should Know

Not only do Sit-Stand desks allow you to change to a standing position, in most cases they allow you to adjust your desk down to your personal correct sitting/keying height. The standard desk height in North America is 29” from the floor. That’s about perfect for someone who is 6’-4”.  If you are shorter than 6’-4”, and many of us are, then you’re sitting at a desk that is too high for you.


How do you measure up?

Economists tell us that, when seated, we should be supported in a chair that provides proper adjustment to fit our personal needs. That means our feet should be flat on the floor and our thighs horizontal and evenly supported by the chair seat. (Not pressing into the front edge because we raised our chair to compensate for the too high desk.) Now, our shoulders should be relaxed and our arms hanging naturally at our sides. When keying our forearms should be horizontal and our wrist in a neutral position. Try it and see how close you come – no lifting your shoulders. Many sit-stand desks will adjust lower than the standard 29” desk height. This brings your whole work surface to a height that is right for you. Bonus!

Sit-Stand Desks are the up and coming rage in offices throughout North America – and rightly so…Computer technology is a natural part of most office tasks, enticing computer users to sit and be physically inactive for extended periods.

Sitting for more than 2 hours is not good for you:

Ergo Sit-Stand DesksOn the other hand, standing for long periods is not good for you either:
From numerous studies, we know that sedentary behavior (SB) increases risk of developing dangerous body fat, alters metabolism, causes higher blood pressure, increases the risk of heart attacks and increases the risk of type-2 diabetes and some forms of cancer.



On the other hand, standing for long periods is not good for you either:Ergo Sit-Stand Desks

Standing for long periods is bad for your health because of the strain on the lower limbs. Problems include aching muscles; hazardous pressure on hip, knee and ankle joints; and damaged feet. The symptoms people usually experience are lower limb swelling, tiredness and discomfort. Medical professionals also link standing to varicose veins and a condition known as chronic venous insufficiency (CVI). With CVI, veins cannot send enough blood to the heart.

Sit-Stand Desks just may be…

The solution – Flexibility:

Ergo Sit-Stand Desks

Sit-stand desks give the user the ability to easily move from a sitting position to a standing position and back again easily and upon demand creating a healthy and productive solution that can be accomplished without interrupting workflow and concentration. In addition, sit-stand desks provide added benefits over add-on’s like sit-stand platforms and adjustable keyboard trays because they can adjust down to a comfortable seated keying height while keeping everything else on the desk easily within reach.


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