Everybody is talking about ergonomics at the workplace and it is the most important factor for a healthy everyday office life. An individually height-adjustable desk promotes a healthy posture through a balanced mix of sitting and movement.
Our sitting/standing desks are electrically height-adjustable and have a memory function for permanently storing three set heights.
Why you should use a height-adjustable desk
We are doing more and more in the office or at a desk. The widespread problem of back pain and neck tension occurs more frequently in people who spend 8 hours or more sat down every day. Even if you already follow the most important ergonomic rules (straight posture, knee/elbow at right angles, screen orientation, etc.), you need to ensure sufficient movement at the workplace so that the body does not permanently adapt to the seated posture, shortening both muscles and vision. The usually short walk to the kitchen or the meeting room is often not enough, because we also then spend the meeting sitting at a conference table on conference chairs. In comparison to a desk that is height-adjusted to suit the user only once after purchase,the benefits of a height-adjustable desk, also known as a sitting/standing desk, that we will now cover are enormous and will give you many good reasons to do away with your old desk.
An electrically height-adjustable desk – productivity and health at the touch of a button
The term ‘ergonomics at work’ is one of the top suggestions when searching the Internet. And that is where this flexible desk hits the mark: electrically height-adjustable at the touch of a button and in just a few seconds. This allows users to reduce the time they spend sat down at the office on a daily basis without sacrificing productivity. Even when standing, staff can continue to work at the desk whilst their backs and thigh muscles are given chance to stretch and therefore also be supplied with blood. This gets the circulation going, stretches the back and generally promotes movement. This in turn leads to increased productivity and job satisfaction as employees using them suffer from postural complaints less frequently, as studies by health chambers in recent years have repeatedly shown. This makes converting to an electrically height-adjustable desk an investment in your company and your employees that really pays off. The TOPREGAL MILLA electrically height-adjustable desk can quickly be adjusted to the perfect working height by storing the optimum height in the memory. The desk can conveniently store up to three different heights – making it easy to set the optimum working height of the desk whether employees are sitting or standing and regardless their footwear.
Stand-up meetings are more productive and faster
A sitting/standing desk invites you to hold a short meeting whilst standing at a PC, as a one-to-one or with several colleagues. The advantages of the movement in the workplace that this creates – for example in the case of an important decision – also apply any the short-term ‘visitors’ to your height-adjustable desk; even more so, since your colleagues will first have to walk over to you. A further plus point for short stand-up meetings is that the duration is shortened automatically, because who wants to stand for hours and discuss problems and the distribution of tasks or beat around the bush when it comes to necessary decisions? You only do this when you are discussing, elaborating or mulling over problems in a comfortable conference chair over a hot coffee at a conference table. A stand-up meeting, held at your own height-adjustable desk, is therefore shorter and more effective.
An affordable sitting/standing desk
The costs for height-adjustable desks on the market vary greatly. Manually adjustable desks (with a crank) are still cheaper than electrically adjustable desks, but our MILLA model will impress here too. Our 1-year guarantee also applies.
5 useful tips for working at a height-adjustable desk that can be easily integrated into everyday office life:
- Work in a standing position for between 15–60 minutes, several times a day.
- When coordinating with colleagues at their desks, raise the desk and hold a stand-up meeting.
- Telephone conferences / longer telephone calls can also be held whilst in a standing position.
- Movement while standing is important – change posture regularly.
- Immediately after setting up the new desk, put reminders in your calendar to remind you when transition form sitting to standing.
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