Call them desk pedals, desk cycles, under desk pedals, or desk ellipticals. Whatever you choose, all of these devices require a little upfront effort to get properly situated for comfortable, productive, and ergonomic use at a desk. This article brings you some expert tips based on our review staff’s experience testing various devices in the desk cycle category.Don’t Hit Your Knees
By far, the most common complaint you’ll hear from new desk cycle users is banging their knees against the bottom of their desks. If there isn’t enough clearance under the desk, you can expect to develop some sore kneecaps. Obviously, this issue is going to plague taller individuals especially, and [...]
We’ve helped thousands of users get their first treadmill desk—and for that matter, over a million site visitors have read our reviews and advice—so we tapped our staff experts for their favorite tips to new users for the optimal treadmill desking experience, and collected them all here. This is also a good document to review before purchasing your treadmill desk, to make sure you’ve thought through all the issues around placement and ergonomics. We’ve included links to our most popular advice articles for deeper dives into some of the topics below.Know Your Treadmill Review your treadmill manual before it arrives. Once you know what kind of treadmill you’re going to be buying, [...]
“No two humans are exactly alike.” That’s a common saying in the field of anthropometry, the study of the measurements and proportions of the human body. We all have different ratios of torso to legs, forearms to upper arms, index fingers to thumbs, etc. When designing office products, it is important to remember that people come in many sizes and shapes. Anthropometric data varies considerably between regional populations. For example, Scandinavian populations tend to be taller, while Asian and Italian populations tend to be shorter.Then, How Does this Relate to Ergonomics?
When typewriters [...]