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Understanding Adjustable Desks

How Do Standing Desks Work?

The idea of standing desks is to provide the user with the opportunity to switch between a seated and standing position while working. Although there are desks available which can be set at varying heights when being assembled, we specialise in ones which can be adjusted dynamically without having to spend a lot of effort re-configuring them. There are two main ways in which our desks can do this - at the touch of a button with an electric motor or manual crank.

Electric Standing Desks

Electric desks come with buttons which can be used to adjust the height of the desk at any time. The most basic options for this are simple up and down buttons to raise or lower the table top to the desired height. Some desks can also be supplied with additional buttons which will move the desk to various preset heights, so you can switch between consistent heights that you find most comfortable. Programmed heights are especially useful for workstations shared by multiple people, simply save the preferred setting for each person!

Manual Standing Desks

Manual desks, on the other hand, provide a crank which can be turned to alter the height of the desk. Most desks provide various locations in which the crank can be attached to provide the lifting/lowering mechanism. Although the electric option is easier, manual desks are usually cheaper and adjusting the height is still no hassle as it doesn't require any tools or reassembling of the desk.

Health Benefits of a Standing Desk

At Ergo Desks, we specialise in Standing Desks which give our customers the choice to dynamically switch between working in a seated or standing position throughout the day.

With the advancement of technology, modern day life has become largely centred around the use of a computer while sitting at a desk. A huge number of people spend more than 8 hours a day siting stationary at their desks with only the occasional break to get the body moving. With Ergo Desks, you can switch up your position and posture at the touch of a button, with our fantastic range of Electric Standing Desks.

Numerous studies have shown prolonged sitting to be linked to a myriad of health issues including diabetes, muscle disorders, obesity, heart disease, and even depression. Opting for a sit-stand approach with a standing desk instead of sitting all day helps avoid these issues and can also benefit productivity and office collaboration. By spending your workday at a standing desk, you are not only more focused, but more mobile and agile making it easier to pop across to a colleague for an impromptu meeting (although one could argue for the fun of wheeling a chair across the room).

Choosing a standing desk allows you to take advantage of the numerous benefits they offer:

  • Increased metabolism and calorie burn
  • Reduced risk of diseases including obesity and heart disease
  • Increased weight loss
  • Increased energy and focus
  • Reduced muscle/back pain
  • Increase productivity and collaboration