Knowing how to use a sit-stand desk correctly is paramount if you want to get the most benefits from it. By the end of this short article, you will know how to use sit-stand desks correctly, in standing position as well as sitting.
The main thing to remember is that 90 degree angles are important when it comes to sit-stand desks. When you are adjusting your desk into optimal sitting position, lower or raise the desk until your arms and wrists are at a 90 degree angle. Adjust the chair height until your knees are at level with the chair when your feet are on the ground. You should notice that your joints feel less pressure. Always be sure to use a well-suited ergonomic chair with the desk to get optimal benefits.
To get a good experience while standing, the same 90 degree rule applies. Be sure you’re standing on an anti-fatigue mat and stand up straight, with your feet flat on the ground. Push on the key pad until the screen is flashing and you can adjust the height of the desk – lower or raise it until your arms are lying flat at a 90 degree angle. Then adjust your monitor(s) to a 20 degree angle for optimal neck health.
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Important to note is that you should never stand for more than 1.5 hours at a time. A lot of sit-stand desks, like the United Canada Inc. Bordeaux desk, have built-in timers to make sure that you do not forget.
Always alternate between sitting and standing, make sure that all the angles are correct, and you will reap all the rewards of your new sit-stand desk!