What is the Ergonomic Height of a Desk?

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Desk height adjustment—this is one of the first things you need to think about after setting up a standing desk in your workspace. Why?

The main element that separates an ergonomic standing desk from a regular fixed desk is its adjustability. It can be adjusted to both sitting and standing heights, allowing users to use it while seated the same way they use regular desks and to also use it while standing. This adjustment capability makes it easier for users to shift between sitting and standing as they work throughout the day, allowing them to constantly move and engage the muscles in their body.

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Adjusting the Desk to the Correct Height and Why It’s Important

When you start living a sit-stand lifestyle, the success of this lifestyle largely depends on several factors, one of which is the correct standing height of the desks—for the following reasons:

It will affect your posture.

Incorrect desk height will lead to either you hunching over your computer (if the desk is too low) or straining to reach the keyboard comfortably (if the desk is too high).

It will determine your level of comfort.

With poor posture comes discomfort and back pain. And when there’s discomfort or pain, it’s easy to lose focus on the tasks you need to work on, and this can negatively impact your productivity.

It will predict your likelihood of long-term success.

The easier, more comfortable, and smoother your overall experience when it comes to practicing a sit-stand lifestyle, the higher the likelihood of your success.

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So, What Is the Correct Standing Desk Height?

The best answer to this question is this: the correct standing desk height is the height that is specifically right for you—in terms of your height and body built.

This only means that there is no one single standing desk height that is best for everyone—there is only a specific height that is right for you. Now how do you find that height? The key number to remember is 90 degrees. Check out these steps:

Step 1: Stand in front of your desk.

Step 2: Adjust the desk to a standing height.

Step 3: Place your hands on the desk’s surface. You will know that it’s the right height when your elbow is bent at a 90-degree angle. While it isn’t, keep adjusting the desk until you find the right height.

Step 4: Save this preset height via the desk’s memory keypad so that next time you need to adjust the desk, it will only take one button press to do so.

Once you’ve done this, it’s time to build a sit-stand rhythm that will work for you. Start small and practice the habit consistently with the help of your adjustable standing desk until it becomes a natural lifestyle.

About Us

MotionGrey is a Canadian standing desk company that specializes in ergonomic furniture. We supply and install only the best quality standing desks and ergonomic chairs in the country. We offer free shipping within Canada and the US.

What made you switch to standing desks? Our products are designed with wellness as the focal point. From our electric standing desks to our office and gaming chairs, we deliver best value by putting your health, safety, and comfort as top priority. Boost your creativity and level up work performance. We want you to create great outcomes so we’re providing you only the best tools to make them possible.

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