How To Choose The Ideal Desk

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How To Choose The Ideal Desk

We’re all built differently, so our desks should be, too! Prioritising your ideal desk height is something that’s often overlooked until you actually sustain an injury or strain. Wrists, shoulders, neck, eyes and back are the main components you need to think about when adjusting a desk, before you sustain an injury.

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 Benefits of a Standing Desk

It’s become more and more apparent that sitting for prolonged periods of time is no good for our health, which is why standing desks are growing in popularity. The benefits of a standing desk are endless: alternating between sitting and standing during your workday can help to avoid common back, shoulder and neck strains, health risks like poor blood circulation, and unwelcome weight gain!

Height Adjustable Working Desk

A standing desk gives you the freedom of switching between sitting and standing using a quiet and energy efficient motor.

In addition, consider the following:posture skeleton

•    When sitting, feet should be resting comfortably and flat on the floor. If they’re dangling, invest in a good, non-slip footrest.

•    Correctly adjusting the desk means wrists are not flexing upwards or downwards to use your keyboard or mouse: elbows should be bent at a 90 degree angle, and wrists should remain neutral, not strained.

•    Shoulders should be relaxed, not bunched up.

•    The computer screen should be as far away from you as possible where you can comfortably read text but do not have to strain your eyes. A monitor arm adds to good office ergonomics by giving the flexibility of adjusting the height, depth and angle of your computer screen whenever it needs adjusting.

Storage and Functionality

Whether you’re using your desk for computer work, writing, paperwork or meetings, you can benefit from storage functions which can help to keep your desk organised:
– A keyboard tray is great if you alter between typing and writing, as you can roll it out of sight when it’s not needed.
– A computer holder can save valuable desk space and keeps your computer cool by increasing airflow.
Desk cable trays reduce tripping hazards and neatly contain wires from multiple devices.

Style

Looks aren’t everything, but finding a desk that is ergonomically satisfying as well as being stylish wouldn’t be denied!
Ergomotion’s electric, height-adjustable desks are sleek and come in neutral colours, so they are adaptable to different office layouts. They also boast quiet operation and an unobtrusive motor and control panel.

Comfortable Sitting Chairergonomic office chair

Each component of your workstation can be adjusted and altered to create a comfortable and ergonomic environment.
Finally, a comfortable sitting chair will ensure your back is supported, protecting delicate vertebrae. A quality office chair improves posture and overall comfort. Additionally, you can increase your productivity and decrease the risk of work-related injuries.

The pairing of your desk and chair is crucial to maintaining proper ergonomic health and safety.
Your chair height mixed with your desk height should combine to create a comfortable, relaxed, strain-free working environment.

Raise your chair if your legs aren’t comfortably flat on the floor. Lower your desk if you notice you’re lifting your shoulders.

It takes a little manoeuvring and adjusting, but when you get it right, your body will thank you!

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

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Google Reviews

Josh Oliver 04/02/24

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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

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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

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Decent desk and awesome service. Highly recommend

Rod Hathway 10/11/23

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

Dom K 06/11/23

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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

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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

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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 !!

Long Hei Tai 15/09/23

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Guy is very helpful on my inquiry. The desk is very good in quality and I love it very much.

Thai Nguyen 03/09/23

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This is the second desk I have ordered to cater for my growing business. I find the quality of the products excellent and definitely an investment for the future. Great and efficient service and very helpful from the ordering process to the delivery process also. Thank so much to Guy who did a great job with following up and providing updates every step of the way.

GT 01/09/23

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Brilliant product, realisable and fast delivery. Thanks guy and the team.
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