WorkWhileWalking.com has amassed the largest body of expertise on the proper setup and use of office fitness equipment, including standing desks, treadmill desks, desk cycles, and standing mats, and it’s all in one place — right here! The advice below comes from the top experts in treadmills, ergonomics, office technology, and the medical field.
We strongly suggest reading the advice in this section before setting up your own ‘active’ workstation. And if you’re already using a standing desk, or a treadmill desk, you’ll still find tons of great advice on improving workstation ergonomics, productivity, and endurance (and consequently, calories burned).
This is one of the most common questions we receive, and while we’d like to give a simple answer, the reality is fairly complex and requires a nuanced response – one that goes beyond the simple lifting capacities published by a stand-up desk manufacturer.Factors to Weigh
These days most people have a lightweight computer, one to four lightweight monitors, perhaps some monitor arms, and a keyboard tray on their desks; in rare cases, they may add a laser printer or a CPU holder underneath their desktop. None of these items on their own need cause worry about straining the motors of an electric desk, but [...]