Do I need an electric sit-stand desk? Ask yourself

Electric Sit-stand Desk

Do I need an electric sit-stand desk? Ask yourself

Sitting is the new smoking.

With many of us spending much more time sedentary than ever before, it’s little wonder that any behaviour that encourages a more active lifestyle is taking off.

In particular, standing desks in the workplace and home are an increasingly popular way of standing up for one’s health.

If you ask us, an electric sit-stand desk is the solution to the challenges posed by a sedentary lifestyle.

By getting you back on your feet during the workday, standing desks can help safeguard your health.

Is an electric sit-stand desk right for you? The ergonomics experts at Ergomotion have put together this short Q&A to help you find out!

Do I need an electric sit-stand desk? Ask yourself with these questions.

How long do you sit during the day?

Naturally, if your work already sees you on your feet for long periods of time, an electric sit-stand desk probably isn’t what you need!

However, if you’re like most of us who spend most of our working time seated, a sit-stand desk might be in order.

In particular office workers stand to benefit from standing desks, all around Australia.

Most office workers don’t get much physical activity besides from walking to the break room a couple of times a day.

Prolonged sitting can cause health risks such as diabetes, obesity, and other cardiovascular diseases.

Each of us spends 8 hours a day at work – if you ask our experts, half of that should be spent standing (or otherwise using your body in some way).

Additionally, you’ll want to alternate between sitting and standing throughout the day instead of doing both in long unbroken chunks, as prolonged standing comes with its own unique problems.

By incorporating more physical activity into your day (such as standing), you may be able to reduce your risk.

That isn’t all you can do – click here to read about simple exercises you can do throughout the day.

Do you feel unfocused and foggy during the workday?

Sitting all day may put your health at risk – however, that isn’t the only risk!

Did you know for example that sedentary behaviour can also impact your focus and attention?

And according to this article from Forbes, that’s exactly what happens.

The idea is that standing increase the mental load on your brain. With more things to focus on, your brain automatically kicks into gear, leading to faster reactions and a higher level of attention.

While the differences are quite small, it adds up throughout the day.

Standing desks allows you to move on your feet, letting you alternate movements throughout the day. Thanks to the effect mentioned above, you’ll enjoy improved focus at work and greater productivity.

So if you feel your performance slipping, switching to an electric sit-stand desk might be all you need to get your edge back.

Can I easily transition from sitting to standing desks?

Like we mentioned before, transitioning to an electric sit-stand desk isn’t always as straightforward as simply swapping one for the other.

As such, you’ll want to ask yourself whether or not you can feasibly make the transition.

While the answer is “yes” in the vast majority of cases, you will need to consider:

  • Power sources for your electric sit-stand desks
  • Your cable management system
  • Whether you have enough space for extras like standing desk mats

These are just some of the things you’ll have to consider during the transition to an electric sit-stand desk. Before deciding to switch to standing, determine that your office can feasibly accommodate a standing desk.

Standing Desks in Australia

Do you feel muscle pain throughout the day?

Sitting for prolonged hours can have a negative impact on your posture. In particular, it causes your body to deal with loads that it simply isn’t designed to handle.

This flows to your back, neck, and hips, resulting in strain and pressure in your joints and muscles.

Standing desks get you back on your feet, essentially forcing your body to adopt a more comfortable posture. This reduces the strain on your shoulders and back, which in turn alleviates back, shoulder and neck pain.

If you suffer from these types of pain, an electric sit-stand desk might be just what you need!

Call Ergomotion for the best standing desks in Australia

So you’ve answered “yes” to each of these questions. It’s official, you need a standing desk!

Now there’s just one thing left to do: start looking for a company that can provide your business with standing desks that are built to the highest standards, accommodate for all types of office layouts and user heights, and are so simple to use.

Create a healthier and happier workplace with one of Ergomotion’s expertly designed standing desks.

Built to your specs using high-quality European motors and crafted right here in Australia, Ergomotion’s electric sit-stand desks are the ideal solution for people who face each of the problems above.

Stand up for your health – contact our ergonomic experts on (03) 9589 1454 or fill in the form to ask any additional enquiries that you may have today.

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Guy Director
Higher Diploma in Mechanical Engineering. Ergomotion Director since 2005.

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Janette Clarke 20/05/24

Guy was very accommodating with meeting him at a time that suited me. He assembled the desk prior to me collecting so I only had to carry it inside with help (it's pretty heavy). The desk is great, the storage racks underneath with the 6 x built in powerpoints was worth the extra money. I have a functioning & tidy workplace.
Guy was brilliant, I highly recommend.

Nickel 10/05/24

Have now purchased 2 stand up office desks off Guy, benchmark sales service from him, all via email, so easy; from quote to plug in, only matched by the strong quality of these machines, solid and stable. If only everything in life was this easy and reliable.

Jennifer Fadriquela 23/03/24

I purchased an EDesk this month from Ergomotion, and it was a remarkably smooth transaction. Guy was eager to answer all my questions before my purchase. As a first-time buyer of a standing desk, I truly appreciated how he addressed my queries with thorough details and provided options within my budget.

The delivery process was also smooth, despite a slight delay in the ETA. Guy ensured I received all necessary updates from the courier/removalist.

I've been using the desk for a couple of weeks now and I'm satisfied with it. It's sturdy on all height adjustments and the motor works as expected. I also like oak finish because it's clean-looking and suits my room setup.

Overall, I'm happy with my purchase and I'll definitely recommend Ergomotion to someone looking for their desk needs.

Josh Oliver 04/02/24

I've had an ergomotion desk for 10 years. It's still as good today as it was brand new. Over the years Guy has always responded promptly to any guidance I've needed (mostly help putting the desk back together after removalists take it apart).

Michael Cheung 18/01/24

Great service from Guy and the team at Ergomotion! Helped with all my queries and was able to source a standing desk part for me when many others weren't able! Highly recommend!

Shao Lei 30/11/23

Decent desk and awesome service. Highly recommend

Rod Hathway 10/11/23

Awesome experience. Great value, super customer experience, ordered, assembled and picked up in 24 hours!

Dom K 06/11/23

Skip the big name brands and buy from Guy instead, 10/10 linak parts with a very well built tabletop.

Chris Wu 06/11/23

I purchased the edesk from Guy at Ergomotion. Guy was a pleasure to deal with and the desk arrived the next day. Guy was highly knowledgeable on the desk and provided very prompt support on the installation. I can highly recommend Ergomotion.

Albert Altit 29/09/23

Excellent quality and superb Customer service. Guy walked us through the options and benefits of each and enabled us to easily decide on which option we wanted.

Installation was a breeze - Guy did a fantastic job !!