You’ve probably seen them popping up all over the place, maybe even in your own office. Standing desks are definitely a “thing” right now. But are they just a fad like the using a yoga ball for a chair, or are they a practical way to live a healthier lifestyle like ergonomics? Let’s take a look!
Better Than the Alternative
It’s common knowledge these days that sitting all day isn’t good for you. A highly sedentary lifestyle can lead to a whole host of health issues, not limited to but including obesity, diabetes, and musculoskeletal disorders. This should be enough to get you up and moving, but is standing all day the best way to stay healthy?
A Different Kind of Problem
As anyone who’s worked in the restaurant industry can tell you, standing all day can be painful. Back pain and knee and foot problems are common occurrences for people who spend a lot of time on their feet. These problems are exacerbated when making the transition from a standard desk to a standing desk, since your body isn’t used to it.
A Happy Middle Ground
If you want to make the switch to a standing desk, but don’t want to go all out right away or want to keep the option of using your comfy ergonomic chair, an adjustable height desk is perfect for you. These nifty contraptions sit on top of your existing desk and can be raised to accommodate standing, or lowered for sitting. They offer a flat surface to place your monitor, and most come with a keyboard stand for use when standing. This is a great way to transition to a full-time standing desk, or a good final solution for anyone who wants the option.
Find Your Perfect Desk with American Design Associates
American Design Associates, Inc. is a Contract Furniture Dealer and Design Firm located in Towson, Maryland. We proudly consider ourselves a “Dream Team” comprised of experienced project managers, interior designers, service technicians and an outstanding customer support team. Contact us by calling 410-823-5500 to discuss the right desk for you.