An adjustable standing desk is a health-friendly choice for somebody working with computers (for a lot of reasons!) Nowadays, you can easily purchase a standing desk for your home office, especially if you’re telecommuting due to the coronavirus pandemic. Modern working desks take up surprisingly little room.

Have a look at the adjustable standing desk models in the SELKA standing desk product line!

Cutting down on the hours you sit and shifting your working position during the workday between sitting and standing can decrease the risk for serious illnesses, such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes. 

Also, a correct working posture is easier to achieve when you can adjust the seat height both easily and exactly. This lowers the risk for back and shoulder pain.

The Finnish Spinal Health Association lists the following instructions for working in a standing position:

  • Your desk should support your arms beneath the elbows. The height of the table should provide your arms support in a 90 degree position.
  • You should stand close to the desk so that you don’t have to reach for things.
  • Place the display of the laptop about 20 to 50 degrees below your eye level at a distance of about 50 to 80 centimeters (20 to 30 inches).
  • Shift the height of your standing desk
  • Use shoes with a 2-3 centimeter (one inch) heel and soft soles.
  • Using a comfort mat while standing decreases the burden on your back and feet.

The world-renowned U.S. hospital and medical research center the Mayo Clinic recommends that while using a standing desk you keep your head, neck, torso and legs in line and vertical. You should also use a footrest to shift your weight from foot to foot.

The Mayo Clinic advises that you place your mouse and keyboard at a distance that allows you to keep your elbows close to your body. Your wrists should be kept straight.

Standing desks are everyday office furniture for the modern white-collar worker. They allow you to apply the correct ergonomics in a way that was simply impossible with old-fashioned non-adjustable work tables.

Have a look at the adjustable standing desk models in the SELKA standing desk product line!