Why Choose A Standing Desk?

Stand up for your health with a height adjustable standing desk!

Ergomotion has been manufacturing and supplying electric height adjustable standing desks since 2005.

We have seen a huge increase in popularity of these standing desks due to a lot of research coming out showing the health risks associated with sitting for long periods of time.

Our standing desks are electrically operated allowing the user to easily alternate between sitting and standing throughout the day.

View our range of  Electric Standing Desks or Sit Stand Up Desks here

The key? Consistently alternating between sitting and standing

There is a misconception that a standing desk will negate all the risks associated with sitting for long periods of time, but the fact is that there are risks associated with standing for long periods of time, too.

The main issue here is sedentary behaviour, whether that’s by sitting or standing.

The electric height adjustable standing desks is therefore not only used for standing, but also adjusted easily for sitting as well.

The ideal work environment is to be able to adjust between sitting and standing throughout the day.

View our range of  Electric Standing Desks or Sit Stand Up Desks here

Standing desk or height adjustable desk?

We hope by now you understand that it’s not just about standing – in fact, standing for long periods of time causes just as much strain on your body’s joints as sitting. The key lies in frequently alternating between sitting and standing.

That’s why the term “standing desk” is somewhat of a misnomer. However it’s become the default term for desks which can actually be adjusted from sitting to standing.

We use the term standing desk out of simplicity for those who may actually be searching for a “sit-stand” or “height adjustable” desk.

A true standing desk, that is, one that does not offer adjustability between sitting and standing, does indeed offer some great benefits… but some drawbacks, too.

Standing desk pros

  • Increased blood circulation
  • Less pressure on the spine
  • Easier to move on the spot while standing
  • Reduced levels of blood glucose, insulin and blood fat
  • Reduced chance of heart disease
  • Feel healthier and more alert
  • Increased productivity
  • Reduce the risk of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

Standing desk cons

  • Sore feet
  • Varicose veins
  • Tired back and legs
  • More tiring in general
Standing Desk Australia at Ergomotion

Types of height adjustable desk

The optimal working posture is to be able to adjust from sitting to standing throughout the day. You don’t want to sit for too long and you don’t want to stand for too long. It is the sedentary behaviour that is the risk. It doesn’t matter whether that sedentary behaviour is done sitting or standing.

There are different types of height adjustable standing desks on the market. Read on to meet three of the most common, and why an electric height adjustable standing desk is the clear winner.

Why Choose Height Adjustable Desk from Ergomotion

Technician height adjustable desk

A technician height adjustable desk has a system where the height of each leg needs to be adjusted individually, usually in steps of 100mm.

This is a cumbersome operation and usually requires at least two people to adjust the desk.

If the desk is adjusted it is usually done to a sitting position and then never gets adjusted again!

Winder adjustable standing desk

A winder adjustable standing desk has a winder arm at the front of the desk that you wind the desk up and down with. This is also a cumbersome adjustment as the winder needs to be turned continuously to get the desk from a full sitting to a standing height. This desk also usually gets set at a sitting position and then never gets adjusted again.

Electric height adjustable desk

An electric height adjustable standing desk is the ideal solution.

It is the only type of height adjustable desk that will allow you to easily adjust your desk between sitting and standing throughout the day.

Put it this way: if the desk is too hard to adjust, it won’t get used!

Why electric?

The electric height adjustable standing desk has been designed for anyone that sits at their desk for most of the day.

Being electric, it is easy to adjust for both sitting and standing. It is much easier to operate than a manual desk, which takes considerably more effort to raise and lower.

This action, while not drastic, can become cumbersome, which is why we find many new customers come to us after they’ve already had some experience using a manual standing desk.

They simply do not bother using it for its intended purpose, and end up sitting for the entire day!

The great advantage here is the electric motor: within seconds and with literally the push of a button, you can switch between sitting and standing.

Even and smooth operation ensures your desk and all its contents remain balanced, while memory settings mean you no longer need to spend time perfecting the ideal desk height!

Benefits of standing desks

Standing Desk Reduce Risk of Sedentary Behaviour

of sedentary behaviour

There has been a lot of publicity over the past few years bringing to the attention the health risks of sedentary behavior in the workplace.

Standing Desk Health Benefits

for everyone

Initially, standing desks became popular for those who had suffered from injury or pain that was exacerbated by sitting.

Standing Desk Proactively Maintain Health

maintain health

However as research continued and awareness spread, we also find many of our clients choose a standing desks to proactively maintain their health and reduce the risk of injury occurring in the first place.


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Google Reviews


Google Reviews

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.