What is the Ideal Sit Stand Desk Height for Me?

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What is the Ideal Sit Stand Desk Height for Me?

What is the Ideal Sit Stand Desk Height for Me?

Finding the ideal height for your sit stand desk can make a significant difference in your comfort and productivity. An incorrectly adjusted desk height can lead to discomfort, poor posture, and even long-term health issues. Here’s a guide to help you determine the perfect sit stand desk height for you.

Why Does Sit Stand Desk Height Matter?

The right sit stand desk height ensures that your body maintains a natural, comfortable posture while you work. This can help prevent strain on your neck, shoulders, back, and wrists. Additionally, it promotes better circulation and can increase energy levels throughout the day.

Factors to Consider

1. Your Height: The most crucial factor in determining the right desk height is your height.
2. Ergonomics: Proper ergonomics ensure that your desk height allows your elbows to be at a 90-degree angle and your computer screen at eye level.
3. Footwear: The type of shoes you wear can affect your standing height. It’s best to measure your height while wearing the shoes you typically use at your desk.

How to Calculate Your Ideal Desk Height

Here are the steps to find your perfect sit stand desk height:
1. Stand Up Straight: Stand up straight with your shoulders relaxed and your arms hanging naturally at your sides.
2. Measure Elbow Height: Bend your elbows to a 90-degree angle. The height from the floor to your elbows is your ideal desk height. This ensures that your forearms are parallel to the ground while typing or using the mouse.
3. Adjust Monitor Height: Your computer monitor should be at eye level. The top of the screen should be at or slightly below eye level to prevent neck strain.

General Height Guidelines

While individual preferences and body mechanics vary, here are some general guidelines based on height:
• For Individuals 152 cm to 160 cm: Desk height should be around 94 cm.
• For Individuals 161 cm to 170 cm: Desk height should be around 97 cm.
• For Individuals 171 cm to 180 cm: Desk height should be around 99 cm.
• For Individuals 181 cm to 188 cm: Desk height should be around 102 cm.
• For Individuals 189 cm and Above: Desk height should be around 104 cm or higher.

Additional Tips

1. Adjustable Desk: If possible, invest in an electric adjustable sit stand desk. This allows you to fine-tune the height to your exact needs and switch between sitting and standing positions easily and quickly.
2. Proper Footwear: Wear supportive shoes to maintain comfort and reduce fatigue.

Finding the ideal electric sit stand desk height involves a bit of measurement and adjustment, but the benefits of improved posture and reduced discomfort are well worth the effort. By considering your height and ensuring proper ergonomics, you can create a more comfortable and productive workspace.

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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

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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.