Stand Up to Health Risks: The Ultimate Guide to Standing Desks

Stand Up to Health Guide to Standing Desk

Stand Up to Health Risks: The Ultimate Guide to Standing Desks

Understanding the health implications of prolonged sitting, it’s no wonder that standing desks have gained popularity. Research conducted by the Mayo Clinic has shown that excessive sitting can lead to obesity, high blood pressure, abnormal cholesterol levels, and an increased risk of cancer or heart diseases. The solution? An electric height adjustable standing desk.

Choosing the best sit stand desk requires careful consideration. The size of the desk is a significant factor, with options ranging from compact to expansive L-shaped models. It’s also crucial to consider what you’ll be using the desk for. If it’s merely a workstation for your laptop, a smaller desk or even a standing desk converter might suffice.

However, desktop size isn’t the only measurement to consider when deciding on an electric stand-up desk. It’s essential to ensure that the desk can reach a comfortable height for you. A good guideline is that you should be able to use your keyboard or mouse with your elbows at a 90-degree angle comfortably.

Once you’ve determined the optimal height, consider additional features such as the material of your desktop and whether you want under-mounted drawers or monitor stands. These features can enhance productivity and maximise your workspace.

Now let’s examine some of the best standing desks on the market. FlexiSpot’s Q8 model is a standout choice with its adjustable range of 24 to 49.2 inches, making it suitable for most users. Its quiet motor and slim steel frame can support up to 200lbs. The Q8 also boasts a built-in control panel with four customizable presets, a USB-A port, and a USB-C port.

For those with unique space requirements or who prefer a curved design, VIVO’s L-shaped Standing Desk is an excellent choice. It offers more desktop space than some models and is a good fit for those on a budget, without sacrificing quality. This desk features active collision detection, four memory presets, and a durable 1-inch desktop.

For gamers and content creators, the MAGNUS Pro by Secretlab offers unparalleled cable management. This desk has a height range of 25.6 to 49.2 inches, a load capacity of 265lbs, and a built-in control panel with three custom height presets. The highlight, however, is the power supply built into the steel column and a cable management tray that hides virtually all cords.

For taller individuals, finding the right standing desk can be challenging. UPLIFT’s Standing Desk V2, with its maximum height of 50.9 inches, is suitable for users up to 6’6” in height. This desk also comes in various sizes, from a compact 42-inch model to an expansive 80-inch version.

In conclusion, the health benefits of an electric stand-up desk are undeniable. When deciding how to choose the best standing desk, consider your workspace, usability needs, and personal comfort. From the FlexiSpot’s Q8 model to Secretlab’s MAGNUS Pro, there are numerous options available to cater to your specific needs.

Whether you’re a remote worker concerned about your circulatory or mental health or a content creator needing better cable management, investing in a standing desk can significantly improve your working conditions. After all, your health and comfort are worth investing in.

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

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Andrew Pieterse 14/06/24

Great service and really quick shipping. It is great to know that you are getting quality parts from a Scandinavian manufacturer with your standing desk purchase rather than the cheap knock off stuff you get from other major brands. Reasonably priced for the quality too!

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.