Standing Desk Transformation: The List

Don’t you feel important when someone asks your opinion on something? I do! A fellow office friend of mine asked my take on what standing desk would be best for him. I though I would share with you as well. His must have list was short and sweet and I knew the perfect recommendation right away.

The list:

  • Two monitors
  • Sit/stand adjustable
  • Keep current desk

WorkFit-S Standing Desk

 

The WorkFit-S,  LCD Laptop Sit-Stand Workstation has everything on the list! With the option to upgrade your current desk and still have the function to sit-stand whenever you would like. The dual display workstation feature with this adjustable height desk allows you to have your laptop alongside your second monitor.

So after two weeks of my office friend using his new WorkFit-S,  LCD Laptop Sit-Stand Workstation he said, and I quote, “I love that it is everything I needed and more!”

If you have a similar must list I highly recommend checking out the WorkFit-S,  LCD Laptop Sit-Stand Workstation for your standing desk transformation. Also check out the great reviews!

Duck Dynasty Standing Desk: They know how to stand up!

So did you see the season finale of Duck Dynasty? I caught the re-run last night and to my surprise the Duck Commander Clan have standing desks! Shocked? I was. It was great to see Duck Commander set a great example of health awareness by transforming their office space.

Duck Dynasty Standing Desk

Willie and Jace both talked about how the desk promotes productivity and movement.  Si even got on the standing desk bandwagon after he saw they can adjust down to a sitting level.  I mean I would get a little nervous for Si if he had to stand eight hours a day while drinking countless cups of tea.

If you are just jumping on the standing desk bandwagon, check out some options below.

This one might not have the a camo paintjob, but appears to be the same model as the Duck Dynasty standing desk in the photo above:

Ergotron WorkFit-D, Sit-Stand Desk (light grey) (Personal Computers)


List Price: $759.00 USD
New From: $701.49 USD In Stock
Used from: Out of Stock

 

Ergonomics of a Standing Desk

As in previous posts we have discussed how a standing desk can lead to a healthier and more productive way to work.  We have also discussed the Optimal Standing Desk Height.

Good news is that if you’re reading this post about the ergonomics of a standing desk, you’ve already made the leap or are in the process of improving your overall fitness.  Good for you!

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Before we get to measurements, we need to discuss the primary complaint of new standing desk users.  Leg and back soreness.

While some soreness is normal while the body strengthens and adjusts to standing for extended periods of time, most of the initial soreness can be prevented by wearing comfortable shoes and using a standing desk anti-fatigue mat.   But not all anti-fatigue mats are designed for use at workstations, see here for our standing desk mat buyer’s guide which covers what features to look for, and our favorite pick.

 

Pictured below is a guideline to follow to make sure you are positioned correctly while you are standing or sitting at your ergonomic standing desk, whether it’s a adjustable height table or adjustable conversion desk.

Sit & Standing Desk ErgonomicsErgonomics for a Standing Desk (and Seated)

 The mayo clinic recommends the following ergonomics of a standing desk:

Posture: When using a ergonomic standing desk, keep your legs, torso, neck and head approximately in line and vertical.

Desk: Choose a desk that will allow you to keep your wrists straight and your hands at or slightly below the level of your elbows. Don’t use books or boards to change the height of your desk.

Monitor: Place the monitor directly in front of you, about an arm’s length away. The top of the screen should be at or slightly below eye level. Position your monitor so that the brightest light source is to the side.

Keyboard and mouse: Place your mouse and keyboard within easy reach and on the same surface. While typing or using your mouse, keep your wrists straight, your upper arms close to your body, and your hands at or slightly below the level of your elbows.

Key objects: Keep key objects — such as your telephone, stapler or printed materials — close to your body to prevent excessive stretching.

Headset: If you frequently talk on the phone and type or write at the same time, use a headset rather than cradling the phone between your head and neck. Experiment with various styles until you find the headset that works best for you.

Source: Mayo Clinic

Standing Desk for your Home Office = Productivity

Do you find yourself leaving your day job to go home and sit in front of your personal computer? I mean let’s get real. I do. I feel like my social media sites are calling me to check on them. Then hours go by and I realize I have been parked in front of my computer screen all while sitting on my ______, you can fill in the blank!

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[GARD align=”right”]It comes down to productivity of the standing desk yet again. If you transform your home office space to allow you to stand at your desk you will still check those social media sites and whatever else you need to do, but you will not spend the same amount of time doing it. Seriously. I am testing this method. Trust me.

As in my recent posts ideas can be endless on how to transform your space by either purchasing a standing desk that fits you and your style or DIY to save on some change.

Adjustable Height Desks

Let’s talk about my love for the Adjustable Height Desks. Not only are they ideal for a standing desk option, they are so efficient in style that the space you will save in your home office is incredible! Another great factor is they are very cost effective. Check em out!

Treadmill Desks

Now when I am thinking about a home office space and see the Treadmill Desks not only am I thinking I could possibly become the next superwoman, I am thinking this takes productivity to a whole new level. If you can combine your 20 min. run with checking your computer at home you can thank me for the free time that you will be gaining.

Let me know what you think!

Have you ordered your new home standing office desk? Or will you be converting your current home office desk to a standing desk?

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