What You Need To Know Before Buying A Height Adjustable Desk
September 28, 2016
Whilst we’ve all heard that movement is key to our health and happiness, it can be hard to get moving when you’re stuck at your desk all day. One great way to fix this problem is by investing in a height adjustable desk. This will give you the freedom to find your own balance between sitting and standing, helping to keep you alert and flowing throughout the workday.
Before you rush out and purchase one of these desks, there are a few things that you should know.
- Comfort at both sitting and standing levels
Moderation is key – whilst you don’t want to spend all day sitting, it can get tiring being on your feet all day, too (special ergonomic non-fatigue accessories are available to assist with getting tired on your feet). Ensure that the desk adjusts comfortably between sitting and standing height so that you can transition between the two without issue. If the system is electronic, are you able to pre-set your desired heights for convenience?
- Multiple tiers to rest your computer and keyboard on
Your computer screen should be at eye level, whilst your keyboard and mouse should be around elbow height (so that your arms can rest parallel to the desk whilst you work). In order to achieve this ergonomic ideal, you may need to add a raiser to the surface or you could look for a product that has tiers already built in.
- Aesthetically pleasing and brand complement
As you're going to spend a lot of time working at your desk, why not find one that is also easy on the eyes? These days, there are a variety of different products on the market – from the contemporary through to the more traditional – so you should be able to find one that you like and that complements your brand (in both colour and style).
- Affordability – you don’t need to break the bank
Whilst these desks used to cost a pretty penny, they have become a much more affordable option in more recent years. You don’t need to blow your entire furniture budget on one piece in order to receive a quality product, but you also shouldn’t settle for the cheapest option available if it doesn't perfectly meet your needs. Strike the ideal balance.
We hope that the information provided above has enabled you to buy a height adjustable desk that meets your needs perfectly and helps to get you moving a bit more across the workday. If you are buying desks for your employees, we definitely recommend getting them involved in the decision-making process – after all, no one will know their needs better than themselves.