Create a healthier home office with a standing desk.
Our bodies aren’t made to sit hunched over a desk all day. A standing desk provides better ergonomics by helping you alternate between sitting and standing, giving you better circulation and driving a healthier lifestyle.
It's common knowledge that sitting all day can negatively affect health and may contribute to neck and back pain, poor posture, bad circulation and more. Since many jobs require sitting at a desk, sit/stand desk options are becoming a popular option to avoid these health risks. A standing desk can help reduce stress and fatigue, as well as help improve your overall mood and energy level, which is why they are a smart addition to your home office setup. Because a standing computer desk is not built to be one-size-fits-all, there are height-adjustable desks that allow users to customize positions for the best possible fit. Another reason that an adjustable-height desk is a good workspace solution is because being on your feet for a full workday is a major commitment — you might want to stand for an entire day, while another day you might choose to sit for part of the time. With a sit/stand desk, you have the choice of either option. Luckily, there are also adjustable desk chairs that can move with you. When you add one of these chairs you don’t have to lower your electric standing desk all the way down if you’re only taking a short sit break.
Setting up your standing computer desk.
Once you’ve found the best standing desk for your home office, make sure you consider other desk accessories that help promote proper body alignment. Several standing desk models have built-in keyboard trays that fit an ergonomic keyboard. These types of keyboards are designed to help you type comfortably, while encouraging good hand and wrist posture. It’s also smart to choose an ergonomic mouse for flexible range of motion which contributes to relaxed use and natural positioning. With these products you can work in comfort and avoid injury from continuous use. And, don’t forget about your eye health. Proper lighting is a key factor in avoiding eye strain, especially when you’re looking at a computer all day. Pick out a desk lamp that will work in any way you choose to position your stand-up desk. For help with setting up your standing desk, Best Buy’s Geek Squad® offers professional furniture assembly that will have you ready to work in no time.