Adjustable Standing Desks – Stand up for What You Need
If you spend enough time working at a desk, whether on a hobby at home or behind a computer for work, you’ll begin to hear the siren song of the perfect chair. Don’t be taken in by the myth. Adjustable sit to stand desks offer far more dramatic relief from discomfort.
We’ve all been there. You sit in your 1970s office chair with no lumbar support, or you’re hunched over your hobby at home in a rock hard chair that’s too short for the table; your back ache throbs and you decide that’s enough. It’s time to go out, invest the few hundred dollars in the right chair with all the ergonomic supports you need, and get rid of that nagging pain that you have no reason to tolerate.
But you should consider your desk options before you make that investment. A good chair is a huge improvement, especially if your current chair is actually poorly designed and doesn’t fit your body or workstation. However, there’s a good chance that your problem is more complicated than one that could be easily solved by a new chair. Short of a complete overhaul of your posture, exercise habits, and the way you do work or use that desk, you may struggle to find relief for your physical discomfort.
That is, of course, unless you try the advantages of adjustable sit to stand desks that let you work while seated and then switch to standing. Standing is something our bodies were meant to do. And when added to your day in healthy doses–say you begin by spending 10% of the time you would have been sitting standing instead for the first two days and then work up to a max of about 50%–it has a host of health benefits. Not only can it help eliminate physical discomfort that comes from sitting for too long, but it can also make you healthier and stronger by giving your heart and circulatory system the small stimulation they need to continue working properly.
Plus, once you integrate standing into how you work or do crafts, you won’t feel that same hatred for the chair you have, even if it is lacking. The truth is that even the best chair is still just used for sitting, and we sit too much. Combined with repetitive motion, strains, and injuries, sitting is one of the worst results of a sedentary, office-based work culture. So even if you do get a great chair that addresses all of your basic ergonomic needs and helps you work safer and more efficiently, you won’t be addressing one of the underlying problems. But converting to an adjustable sit to stand desk that lets you switch between sitting and standing does. It’s a robust solution that is often much more appropriate than succumbing to the myth of the perfect chair.