For the last few decades, the stress of office work has increased which has taken a toll on the health and well-being of those who spend long hours every day tied to a desk. Much research has been done in the study of ergonomics to address some of the most common modern day side effects of “life in the cube”, such as back pain, fatigue and cardiovascular issues. Studies show that many office workers may spend as much as 80% of their day in a chair which can have detrimental effects on the body, putting stress and strain that impacts productivity, mental acuity and overall well-being. For this reason, many companies, large and small, are looking to ergonomic solutions that will minimize the daily and long term impact of the traditional, stationary work environment.
One of the goals in achieving a healthier workplace is to provide the office worker an impetus for mobility and movement. This can be accomplished in several different ways, including a workspace design that promotes movement – even within a small area – by arranging things in such a way that one must stand up or sit down regularly. Another popular method is by providing workers with height adjustable tables and desks. These desks allow the person using it to easily convert the workspace from a sitting configuration to a standing one.
Adjustable height tables are easy to use and can be changed manually in just a matter of seconds – or in the case of an electric adjustable height table, with the flick of a switch. Imagine spending the morning sitting at your desk, then, after lunch, fending off the afternoon blahs by converting your sitting desk to a standing desk. This works for all kind of workspaces, such as computer desks, calling stations and managerial desks.
Height adjustable tables offer tremendous flexibility for the users to change at will how they work, and in what position they feel most comfortable. This is likely the reason that these tables have become so popular throughout the United States, and the world. The desks come in a variety of shapes and sizes and have varying ranges of height. They can be found in standard rectangular configurations, in slightly narrower square models, corner models and even round.
Make sure when you’re shopping for your height adjustable tables that you keep in mind the amount of stuff you’re going to be putting on the desk surface. This will effect the load capacity and should be taken into consideration. Another consideration is whether is comes with preset control settings or does the desk allow you to set the exact table height of your preference? Obviously, one of the most important features of your adjustable height desk will be whether or not it comes with a good manufacturers warranty. All your major office purchases – especially those with electric or moving parts – should have comprehensive warranties that cover any and all defects.
So, if you’ve been sitting on your keester way too long, and want to get a different perspective on your work space, consider investing in an adjustable height table or desk. It could be the solution you’ve been looking for.