pprk. Desks. October 14th , 2017.
Back pain commonly occurs while sitting due to the strain poor posture places on the lower back. Even for people with a developed core muscle group, the abdominal muscles eventually give out during an 8-hour day of sitting, leaving the lower back muscles with the brunt of the work. When standing, your lower back muscles are assisted not only by stomach muscles, but by muscles of the pelvis, buttocks and legs to support the upper body`s weight.
The highest that a standing desk should reach to a person is the level of their elbows. The monitor of the computer being used should be placed right above the worker`s eye level. This will prevent a tilting of the head too far up or down throughout work. A chair should be designed to aid in a worker during an occasional rest period. This rest period can include a lean, or complete sitting. The ideal chair will not take up any work space.
To incorporate more standing and movement in one`s day, many office workers have switched either full-time or part-time to a standing desk. A standing desk is commonly a cumbersome and expensive investment. Traditional are similar to full-size office furniture and are as portable as a ton of bricks. They are large pieces of furniture that once purchased rarely move from their setup location. Moving these traditional can be quite difficult.
Storage. One of the most important things for all desks is storage options. While most height adjustable workstations will include at least a shelf or two, this is not always enough for everyone. Some people have a great deal of paperwork or office supplies that they need to keep by their desk. That is why there are several shelving options available, including a great side shelf that you simply add to the side of your standing desk, allowing you to enjoy your extra storage. This is a great way to add extra storage to your desk for your important paperwork or even your computer tower if need be.
Another common weak point in traditional is that they often only elevate the entire desk surface. These up/down desks do not improve the standing posture because they typically don`t elevate materials to eye-level. This causes people to hunch over books, documents, and screens while standing - which is of course not beneficial to your back or long-term health.
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