ContuoDesk Tips: Use A Standing Desk Correctly II

Update:12 Mar 2021

We have updated some Tips to Use A Standing Desk Correctly in the previous news, in this article we will continue to update more information, let's go.

Track your steps

Tracking your steps with your phone or wearable devices is basically great for everyone and can motivate you to walk more. This can also be useful while using a standing desk because while you stand, you will be more inclined to move from time to time. You won’t do this while sitting as that’s when you easily forget about moving at all.

Tracking your steps can, in turn, lead you to have a healthier life, not just to move from time to time while working. So it’s basically one of the greatest standing desk tips overall!

Take breaks!

Just because you have bought a great sit-stand desk, that doesn’t mean that you should keep on using it without stopping. The right standing position with short walking sessions from time to time is definitely good, but you still have to have breaks! Breaks are necessary with everything in life, and they are definitely necessary here as well.

Put something soft beneath your feet

Just as your bottom, back, and neck will get the brunt of the pain from sitting for too long, so will your feet get the same after standing for too long. So what’s the solution here? Well, basically anything soft, like an anti-fatigue mat or better, a flow board, that you can put beneath your feet. You can even buy a best anti fatigue mat for standing desk that has a comfortable ergonomic design that will help you relieve the pressure that you put on your feet.

Any kind of such soft surface will reduce the pressure on your feet and get the blood from pooling in your feet and even your legs, which in turn can create its own set of problems. So if you want to use a standing desk properly, you will have to get yourself something to stand on that will be soft and comfortable enough for your feet to feel better.

Hold your shoulders properly

The problem with people when using conventional computer desks is that they make us hunch our backs and slouch our shoulders. While standing at an height adjustable standing desk, it will be easier to learn to keep your back straight, but the problem with the shoulders will still remain. For some reason, all of us feel more comfortable next to a computer with our shoulder slumped. It’s something that has to change when you start using a height-adjustable standing desk, or you won’t achieve much with it.

The solution for this is to do shoulder rolls from time to time. Every time you notice your shoulders slumping, do a few shoulder rolls and try to keep them straight after that. After a while, this will start to feel natural and you will start feeling better. The key is to be persistent!

Use ergonomic accessories

Buy standing desk accessories such as anti-fatigue mat, foot roller, monitor arms, etc. What for? No matter how long you have been standing, your legs and feet are not used to it. You will not change your standing desk from a stand to a sit position and vice versa every 5 minutes so your legs and feet should feel comfortable. Having a comfy mat under your feet will let your take your shoes off and relax. When getting an anti-fatigue mat, your will soon see a significant change in health issues such as reduction of headaches, a good posture and reduction of back pain. Foot rollers will relieve sore muscles and stimulate lymph circulation. Foot rollers are fun but be careful and do not fall down!

Sit down when you get tired

Seems to be super easy but check yourself! No matter if you are sitting or standing at your sit-stand desk, the eyes should be at the same level as a computer or a laptop monitor. You should not have a huge distance to a keyboard or a mouse. Lower arms should be parallel to the floor. A screen should be a full arm’s length away from your face. When sitting, do not slouch in your chair. Make sure your upper legs are at a 90° angle to the body when you are in your chair. And forget about leaning on one side! It makes a spine cure and brings 0 benefits to a sitting posture.

Position Your Monitor

If you have the rest of your position right but your monitor is too low, or high even, then you will need to find a way to reposition your monitor. If it’s too low, a monitor arm may work, or if you’re feeling low-tech, a pile of books might do it. We would recommend this for an office set up though!

For maximum control, you should consider using a dedicated monitor arm, which allows you a greater range of flexibility in positioning. They have the distinct advantage of creating space on your standing desk, which is a welcome side product! If you use multiple monitors, then a dual monitor arm is by far the best way of positioning your monitors, and allows you to easily chop and change as you vary tasks.

Change Your Keyboard and Mouse Position

Working long hours on the computer, typing and mousing, can strain your wrists. You want to keep your wrists in optimal positions for doing your work. The ideal angle when standing is to keep your wrists slightly more extended and tilted upwards than you do when sitting. It’s been shown to lead to greater wrist pain and discomfort when you don’t remember to reposition your wrists when using a standing desk or switching between sitting and standing.

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