Finding your ideal desk and seat height while working

Desk and chair always come together, but sometimes they don’t compliment. Finding the right desk and chair helps you improve your posture, prevent back pain and solve your neck and arm problems. How do you know if the desk and chair are right for you? If you find yourself hunching over or stretching out your neck forward to see the laptop or computer clearly, then that specific desk is not for you.

How to determine the right sitting position

Matching the right chair and table is important if you are working long hours at the office or your home office. When finding the right spot, the chair should be adjusted with the same level of your kneecap. While sitting at the table, your knees should be at 90 degrees angle with your feet flat on the floor.

The ideal desk height for sitting and standing

There is no perfect height when finding the right desk height for you because people vary from one another. The desk and chair height must be matched so that in a seating position, your arms rest at a comfortable 90 degrees on the desk. Did you know that there’s an easy way to determine if you are doing the right thing? The key is if you are seating or in standing position on your desk, rest your arms in line with your torso. If you feel that your hands rest comfortably on the desk, the desk height is right for you. If your elbows are more than in a 90-degree angle, the desk should be raised, or the chair should be lowered. The other way around goes, if elbows are at less than in a 90-degree angle, the desk should be lowered, or the chair should be raised.

In this day and age, more people are now promoting ergonomic office furniture simply because it is a vital need in an office space. It supports the posture and well being of an employee. Best of all there are so many benefits if your workspace is ergo-friendly.

(1)    It boosts productivity. If employees are in good shape, they are most likely to produce quality work and because they have fewer distractions from a work-related illness.

(2)    Reduces pain. Ergonomic furniture is best for employees to fix their posture, realign their spine and prevent the number of work-related injuries overall.

(3)    Improve wellness. Employee wellness affects the physical and mental ability of a person. If they feel that they are being taken care of, it results to workplace happiness.

Sit and Stand Desk

Sit and stand desks are so popular nowadays that it is becoming a trend. One of the reasons for this is that they give you the best of both worlds. For one, you get the most benefits of standing and sitting throughout your workday.

AnthroDesk offers a wide variety of sit-stand desks. It comes with the different desk frame and table tops that you can choose from.

Manual crank deskThe height is manually adjusted by hand operated crank using a simple cog and wheel system that turns a drive rod that raises and lowers the unit. Width is adjusted by the telescopic mechanism. You can also select your tabletop option; the laminate tops are durable, water resistant, and 1” thick. These are reversible, and you can choose the side you want to use. Option to order the frame only is allowed, or you can use your own table top.

Programmable Dual Motor Electric Standing Desk. The dual motor design means they operate smoother and don’t need to work as hard to lift your desktop. Height is adjusted by two powerful motors built into the desk legs. The handset control can be programmed to 4 different heights; the numbered preset button gives you the authority to customized height. You have an option to order the frame only or use your own table top. Laminate tops are durable, water resistant and 1” thick. They are reversible, so you can choose the side you want to use.

Programmable Single Motor Electric Standing Desk. It has similar benefits with Dual Motor Electric Stand Desk; the only difference is that a single motor has a powerful and quiet electric motor that lifts the desk to any height you want. Handset control and table top options are just the same for a single motor.

L-Desk Standing Desk with Programmable Adjustable Height Controls. The height is adjusted by three powerful motors built into the desk legs. These three motors operate smoother and don’t need to work as hard to lift your desktop. This also includes handset controls of 2 memory presets and a “Home” button, which allows the desk to raise or lower depending on your customized heights. The table top recommendation for L-Desk is two abutting 30’x60 table tops to form the ‘L’ top (or use a 30”x60” and a 30”x72” should you prefer an even larger surface.

Tabletop options for the desk frame:

Reversible Black/Mahagony Laminate (48x30 or 60x30)

Reversible White Maple Laminate (48x30 or 60x30)

Solid Wood Oak (60x30)

Solid Wood Walnut (60x30)

The verdict

You might be thinking that these are just desks! But come to think of it; they are not just desks, they come in different functionalities, and best of all they promote, both health and wellness. Some might not notice it, but combining sitting and standing at the same time while working helps you become more productive. Sitting for a while lets your brain functions slow down. Why? Simply because you are in a relaxed state of mind and it’s like telling your body to go to sleep and work less.

When you stand, your muscles are engaged and able to pump fresh blood to your brain. This increases your energy levels and improves your concentration which in turn improve your mood too. People who often stand in an office is so they can freely move and connect with each other. They tend to collaborate and energize the workplace or should I say create a different atmosphere. This is the reason why more people are choosing to stand.