Choosing a Standing Desk: A Beginner’s Guide

by Christopher on

Nobody actually enjoys sitting and working the entire day. In fact, most people actually struggle with it. So, working a 9-5 where you have to sit in the same chair and table can get frustrating overtime. In fact, the frustration manifests into actual physical diseases like hypertension, cardiac diseases or cardiovascular diseases.

So, it is important to break that monotony during office hours as well. However, realistically speaking, we cannot just walk around our floor or building, especially when there is work that needs to be done. This is where standing desks come in, however, if you have never bought one, it is important that you consider the following things before making your decision.

• The first thing you need to think about is whether you want to buy a new standing desk exclusively purpose-built for that function or if you want an addition that helps to convert your already existing desk into a standing one. If you happen to be satisfied with your current desk, you can get the add-on, however, if you are not satisfied and want something new, you can opt for the purpose-built standing desk.

• It is important that your standing desk size suits you. As a rule of thumb, your standing desk should be able to accommodate your existing equipment, and still have space that is sufficient enough given your working style and habits. You don’t want to spend money on a table that doesn’t suit your needs.

• You aren’t supposed to be standing the entire time with a standing desk because that will just end up putting more strain on you, defeating the purpose of standing desks in general. All standing desks are basically a height adjustable table, so you can keep it at a standing or sitting height depending on your mood at the time.

Written by: Christopher