You’ve just purchased or are going to acquire a new standing desk. You’ve decided on the desktop’s colour, size, and shape, as well as any optional accessories. Now it’s time to figure out how to adjust your workstation to suit your body’s demands so that you may get the most out of your new standing desk.
Although it may appear straightforward, there is a proper way to use standing desks to maximise their benefits. Because every individual’s body is unique, the optimum height for your desk will also be different from others. Ergonomics provides some level of guidance on how to best use your body proportions and natural posture to create an optimal active workstation. After you’re all set up, there are a few more things you can do to make sure you’re getting the most out of your sit-stand desk. We’ll go through some tips on how to utilise a standing desk while standing correctly. Let’s get started.
Adjust your standing desk’s height
To determine the appropriate height of your desk, keep your elbows at a ninety-degree angle, your neck in line with your spine, and your wrists straight ahead of you. Move the standing desk up or down so that your lower arms are parallel to the desktop. Keep your wrists straight and relaxed as your hands hover just above the keyboard. Your fingers should be able to touch the keyboard, but your wrists shouldn’t move up or down. To avoid health problems and injuries in your arms and hands, it is recommended that you take breaks often and maintain a good posture.
Maintain a good posture
Keep your neck up and shoulders down. Make certain your knees are slightly bent when standing so that they don’t hyperextend or lock their joints. A position often referred to as “good posture” is actually a neutral spine. Good posture is important because it ensures that the muscles surrounding the spine are balanced and working together to support your body. Sedentary activities and poor posture are the most common causes of back pain. By following these suggestions, you can limit any damage to your body.
Keep your wrists parallel to the desktop
The final thing to keep in mind is the position of your wrists. Your fingers can type on the keyboard freely, but your wrists should never be tilted up or down. Wrist motions that involve bending the wrists up and down (extension and flexion) can compress the wrist nerves and increase your chance of developing carpal tunnel syndrome.
Adjustable standing desks are divided into two categories: manual and automated. The majority of FlexiSpot’s models include a height memory lock that allows you to swiftly change between your best sitting and standing postures. Two customised heights can be saved on an ergonomic smart and height adjustable desk, allowing users to change positions quickly. By saving your custom height setting, you can quickly and smoothly move from sitting to standing without compromising your productivity.