A standing desk is considered a great option to change your position from time to time, and many doctors today say that working standing will help you avoid a lot of diseases. If you feel like having one in your office or home, here are some tips you may need to use it like a pro and get maximum of it.
Get Used To It Gradually
If you are used to running one mile, your body would find it very hard to suddenly run eight miles. The same is true with a standing desk. If you are used to sitting all day, ease into a sitting-standing routine. On the first few days, aim to stand at your desk for no longer than two hours total.
Don’t Stand Still
If you are standing still for more than 30 minutes, do something to move. Take a walk, do some calf raises, or sit if you need a rest. The key to a healthy workday is to avoid being in a static position – whether sitting or standing – for long periods of time and to move more.
Vary Between Sitting, Standing, and Walking
Research has clearly shown that prolonged sitting is terrible for your health but too much standing can be detrimental, too. For this reason, it’s best to have both sitting and standing options available in your workspace and for you to alternate between the two positions. Every now and then, take a little break and go for a short walk, even if it’s just around the office. To make switching between sitting and standing easier, you may wish to invest in an adjustable standing desk. Now let’s take a look at all of them.
Adjustable Sit-Stand Desks
The easiest idea to realize right now if you don’t have time to puzzle over height, looks and other stuff is to buy or make a small sit-stand desk that will be placed on your usual one and then adjust the height to make working comfortable. When you feel like standing, put it on your usual desk, when you don’t feel like, just make it plain or remove it from the desk at all. The great thing is that you can take it wherever you want with you.
Wall-Mounted Standing Desks
If you don’t have much space, think of having a wall-mounted standing desk. It can be a desk or a double desk to attach to the wall, you may hide the cables with an additional cover. Such a desk looks very airy and lightweight and you may add tall stools to sit with comfort. Of course, it’s not adjustable but you will get a lightweight look.
Other Standing Desks
There are tons of standing desks to go for, in any style and look from industrial to Scandinavian. They can be tiny to accommodate only a laptop or whole large work stations with lots of storage space. the good news you may also build one yourself – there are many tutorials including IKEA hacks. Get inspired!