Adjusting to a standing desk may seem easy, but there’s best practices you could follow to get the most out of your standing desk solution. We’ve created a little guide to help you get started with your standing desk:
1. Get an Adjustable Height Desk- We’ve seen some creative DIY standing desk options out there. Standing is always better than sitting, but some do-it-yourselfers tend to quit standing early on. Just elevating your monitor screen or laptop you might be causing strain on your arms, shoulders and back because your arms still work at sitting desk level. The best solution is an adjustable height desk like the Rebel Crank-Up 1000. Allowing you to move the desk to the proper ergonomic height can save you the pain and displeasure a DIY solution might give you.
2. Ease Into It- For the standing while working enthusiasts it seems like the best option is to stand all day. Good chance after your first day of standing for 8 hours, you’ll be really really tired. We encourage everyone to ease into a standing routine. Split up your work day between standing and sitting. Slowly increase your standing over time, and you will eventually find standing most of your day is easy!
3. Invest in an Anti-Fatigue Mat- Extra cushioning below your feet can help you stand longer, and decrease how tired your feet and knees can get. Here’s a test for the standing pro’s. Use your anti-fatigue mat for a few weeks, then try a day without it. Report back on the difference it makes!
If you’re a standing desk user and have some of your own additional tips for us, let us know! We love to hear from other standing desk enthusiasts!