Standing Desk Ergonomics
Millions of workers who were previously sentenced to the chair have adopted a sit-to-stand desk in their office. The good news is they’ve taken the first step. They’ve grasped the initiative, and are probably raving about their standing desk to all their friends and co-workers -as they well should. The bad news is that for many of them the next step they’ll be taking will be to their chiropractor, physical therapist, massage therapist, acupuncturist, orthopedist, internist or witch doctor when the aches and pains of a bad workstation setup start to set in.
Check out these articles by our staff experts on standing desk ergonomics to make sure your move to working while standing is an optimally healthy one!
Much of the work in today’s offices is conducted on a computer. Indeed, a majority of our working lives, as well as a good deal of our personal lives, is spent staring at a screen. But, if improperly positioned, monitors can spell trouble for office workers by subjecting them to agonizing neck and shoulder pain.
Thankfully, these posture-related pains are easy to fix, and it begins with the right equipment. An adjustable monitor arm should be a staple in any ergonomic workstation. The Ergotron LX Monitor arm offers a wide range of adjustability in both height, depth, and angle, to really customize your monitor setup. It is a very bad idea to use a laptop without an [...]
Standing desks have gone mainstream, yet there appears to be a bit of confusion about the different labels that both manufacturers and consumers use to describe the different types. Unfortunately it’s mayhem out there, with a lot of casual swapping of non-synonymous terms going on. Let’s clear things up a bit, shall we?
Alternative monikers for things that can allow you to get your work done unseated include standing desk, stand-up desk, sit-stand or sit-to-stand desk, [...]
We get this question often from employers who are looking for cost-effective ways for reducing foot pain, absenteeism and medical costs for employees who have to stand on their feet all day. After all, there are about as many workers who don’t sit at a desk all day than the sedentary office workers we usually write about.
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Many people hear or read about the concept of a standing desk and are instantly sold on the idea, often purchasing one on the very same day. No one can fault them for wanting to ditch the chair as soon as humanly possible. But what we often find is that even people who’ve been working at a standing desk for many years are unable to use their desk in standing mode for very long—sometimes as little as a half hour per day, max—because their feet, legs, or low back start to hurt.
We’ve collected our five best strategies for getting the most benefit out of your sit-stand desk than you might have ever imagined. These simple life hacks can dramatically reduce your sitting [...]