How often should I sit and stand at my desk?
The idea is to decrease your time sitting and increase your time standing and moving around. You will be adjusting your desk more at the beginning, until you become used to standing for longer periods. Move between sitting and standing as often as you need to be comfortable. After the first week or so you will have arrived at your ideal balance of sitting and standing.
Do I still need a chair with a sit stand desk?
Yes. You will be alternating between sitting and standing, so when you are sitting you will need a chair that has good dynamic back support. You may also want to invest in a perching stool. This is used to lean against if you want to rest your feet for a few minutes but dont want to adjust your desk down to a sitting position.
I use a desktop computer - where do I put my CPU?
Mounts are available to connect CPU's under the desk top so they rise and fall with you, ensuring your cable lengths remain consistent.
Will the cables be a problem?
There are several cable management options available so you dont have messy cables running everywhere - which can be an issue no matter what type of desk you have. If your desk is going to be up against a wall, you may not need any cable management.
What is the correct posture for sitting and standing?
Why is correct posture so important?
When you sit at a desk slumped or in front of the computer with your back hunched and your head forward, you are putting a great deal more stress and strain on your back, neck, shoulders and other portions of your anatomy. The muscles in your back are stretched while your neck muscles are extended forward for a long period of time. As this habit continues, the negative effects accumulate each and every time you sit in that way. In almost all cases, when this is the lifestyle followed, you will begin to see aches and pains develop and may lead to worse problems:
- Muscle spasms
- Pinched nerves
- Pinched blood vessels
- Ligament strains
- Asymmetrical posture
- Joint inflammation
- Possibly many more severe ailments