Sit Stand Desks are the cornerstone of an ergonomic work space. Working in comfort requires frequent movement. It is often said that the best working position is your next position. Sit Stand Desks allow you to alternate between sitting and standing, which is the ideal ergonomic solution.
Sit Stand Desks obviously cost more than fixed height desks. Please read our explanations below. Then weigh the benefits of a Sit Stand Desk against the modest extra cost per work hour. We believe you will agree that you and your employees are worth it.
Most of us lead sedentary lives. We know we would be healthier if we got more exercise. Numerous studies have documented the ill effects of prolonged sitting. Our blog post Sitting is the new smoking has links to some of these references.
These studies show that sitting for long periods may contribute to high cholesterol, heart disease, and slower metabolism leading to weight gain and obesity. A Sit Stand Desk can help prevent these problems. In a few seconds, you can switch between sitting and standing. Standing burns 60 more calories per hour than sitting. Standing all day is not ideal either. The key is changing your position frequently.
Some studies measured clear benefits for workers who alternate sitting and standing compared to those who sit all day. These benefits include increases in productivity and less absenteeism.
Proper ergonomics requires your elbows at 90⁰ with your feet flat on the floor or foot rest. This is true whether you are sitting or standing. The height of the work surface is critical for correct posture and ergonomic positioning of your arms and legs. The work station should accommodate the user, not vice versa.
In many modern offices, work stations have multiple users. We are not all the same size or shape, so these work stations require height adjustability for proper ergonomics. In 2013, the Business & Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association (BIFMA) changed recommendations for height adjustability to range from 22” to 48”. This accommodates a wide range of heights from the 95th percentile standing male to the 5th percentile seated female.
The typical home office also has multiple users. You might use the station the majority of the day. Your spouse also uses the station to access the internet, email, ... Your child uses the station for homework or games. Chances are each of you is a different size. Like the Three Bears, each of you will need to adjust the work surface to a height that is Just Right. A Sit Stand Desk will accommodate the whole family.
There are many Sit Stand Desks for sale. Which one is right for you? WorksInComfort has simplified your choice by narrowing the selection to a few excellent products. These are not the cheapest Sit Stand Desks on the market, but they represent the best long term value. Here are some key features that we considered when making our selection. You should keep these points in mind when shopping for Sit Stand Desks.
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