It's no news that standing up with an electric desk is now the new normal in the modern office. Electric desks are popping up in offices around the world as people start to realize the benefits of standing instead of sitting every day. An electric lift desk can be a great tool to increase your health, productivity and collaboration at work. But be mindful of maintaining the correct standing and sitting posture, and if you've done all your research and decided to buy your own electric desk, here are some common mistakes you want to avoid.
1. Standing for too long
Many people are used to the belief that if you have a power desk, you should be standing all day. This is not the case, and studies recommend that you start by standing for two hours a day and eventually work your way up to four hours a day, alternating between standing and sitting.
2. The height of the electric lift table is incorrect
Even sitting, many people's desks are not at the right height for their body, but when standing, it can look odd if the height of the desk is wrong.
3. No anti-fatigue mat
If you find your feet are particularly tired when you stand all day, you may not have an anti-fatigue standing mat. Putting a mat under your feet not only gives you the extra cushion you need to stand comfortably, but it also encourages movement while standing.
4. Bad posture
Posture is extremely important to our health, yet we pay little attention to it every day. Poor posture when standing can give you the same back pain as when sitting. It can also cause a variety of health problems, from general fatigue to vasoconstriction. To improve your work posture, you can:
Stand with your head back, your hips upright, and your spine bent in an "S" shape.
Maintain good ergonomics: Find a good chair, use proper pelvic support, and keep your knees at 90 degrees.
Adjust the height of the monitor with your eyes. Your eyes should be 50-70 cm away from the monitor screen, and the monitor should be tilted 20 degrees.
Switch to a standing position every 20-30 minutes.