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Why Ergonomics Matter
Since the typical office worker spends a great deal of their time at a desk, it's important to consider the ergonomic features needed to relieve some of the physical stresses associated with sitting all day.
A proper office chair with ergonomic features such as lumbar support, adjustable height and arm rests can provide many benefits. However, these merely relieve some of the symptoms without treating the cause. Ultimately, one of the best ways to reduce sitting-related issues is to stand up now and then. Standing desks may provide a long-term solution, addressing the issue at its source by creating an upright workstation.
Sit-to-Stand Desks Provide Versatility
There are many factors which make standing desks valuable in the workplace. Beyond ergonomics, one of their primary benefits is their versatility. Most sit-to-stand desks are adjustable and can be adapted to both seated and standing heights that are comfortable for a wide range of users. These desks use pneumatic, electric or crank mechanisms for adjustment. Pneumatic and electric desks are optimal for the office, with wider height ranges and quiet operation. Cranks are often more affordable and may be a better choice for single-user or home office use. Optional keyboard trays and monitor arms add even more versatility.
Offices can make the most of their square footage with streamlined desks that provide the basics for multiple types of work. A 30-inch depth is recommended, but stand up desks can be quite narrow, as there's little need for elbow room. Rolling sit-to-stand desks offer plenty of surface area, and their mobility can make a small space more manageable. There are also options for more permanently located standing desks, such as L-shaped units and those with built-in shelving.