People who spend most of their day in a seated position are at risk of developing health problems such as heart disease, cancer and type 2 diabetes. Studies have also linked long periods of sitting with poorer posture and increased discomfort in the upper back, shoulder and neck.
Sitting for long periods is not only bad for the body but can also be a distraction from the job at hand. That’s why it’s important to create a workplace that encourages movement throughout the day.
A sedentary office can lead to lower energy levels, higher blood pressure, poorer mental focus and less effective concentration. Standing up every now and then can help keep the brain more alert, while boosting brain activity through increased blood flow.
The good news is that there are now many desks designed to encourage the occasional shift between sitting and standing positions, without the effort of manually cranking the desk up and down multiple times a day. Electrical height-adjustable desks are particularly suitable for achieving this.
Choosing the Best Height Adjustable Desks
A height adjustable desk should offer a wide range of adjustments and be sturdy, so it doesn’t feel wobbly as you stand. You’ll want to consider the minimum and maximum height adjustment, lift capacity (inches or pounds), range of movement, and how well the desk feels steady at any given position.
A top-notch electric height-adjustable desk should be as comfortable to use as it is stylish. The desks we’ve chosen below feature a smooth, safe and quiet motor that allows users to switch between sitting and standing with ease.