There are many types of work desks available these days, and almost all of them have some unique feature or features that make them “different” or “better” than other models. But, perhaps the best, most ergonomic and most versatile work desk variation of them all is the stand up desk.
Stand up work desks have become increasingly popular in the workplace as of late, and for good reason. A stand up desk can be used at various heights throughout the workday to maximize user comfort and productivity. Stand up desks can be adjusted to different heights, some of them allowing well over a foot of height adjustment. Users can adjust these desks to accommodate sitting, standing, or-if they’re completing lengthy paperwork, technical drawings, or a similar task-leaning.
With height adjustable stand up work desks, employees won’t have to sit in just one position all day like they do at standard desks. Stand up desks will allow them to move around more, relieving the stress placed on key muscles, particularly in the hip flexors and back. Standing has been proven to be less stressful to vertebrae and back muscles than sitting, as the legs are able to help bear some of the body weight load. This reduced stress and improved mobility will reduce or, ideally, eliminate workers’ chronic pain, leading to far fewer lost work hours and fewer worker’s compensation claims.
Many people are now choosing to work longer days, sometimes as long as 10 to 12 hours at a time, and the flexibility of a stand up desk will help make those extra hours far easier and more productive. And, because many stand up work desks offer easy manual, hand crank or electronic controls, changing heights multiple times throughout the day is a simple undertaking. There are a wide variety of different styles and configurations of stand up desks available, so it’s quite easy to find the perfect fit for the needs of your employees, and yourself. No matter what the task, there’s an adjustable height stand up work desk to meet its daily requirements.
Stand up desks will help you and your employees stay alert, comfortable, focused, and efficient. Adding their superb adaptability to the workplace will help avoid back strain, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis, and many other workplace maladies. The improved health and productivity you’ll experience throughout the workplace will make you wonder why you didn’t make the switch to stand up work desks sooner.