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History of sit-stand desks

The history of the sit-stand desk goes back to the 19th century, when the first adjustable desks were designed. However, these desks were often heavy and clumsy and were mainly used in factories and industrial settings.

In the 60s and 70s, more and more studies were conducted into the effects of a sedentary lifestyle on health. This led to the development of the first sit-stand desks for home and office use. However, these desks were often expensive and limited in adjustment options.

In recent decades, more and more attention has been paid to the health benefits of working in a more active posture, such as working while standing. This has led to the development of more affordable and user-friendly sit-stand desks for home and office use. Today there are several models available, including electrically adjustable desks, which can be easily adapted to the needs of the user.

Why choose a sit-stand desk?

There are several reasons why people choose a sit-stand desk:

  1. Health: Standing instead of sitting can help improve blood circulation, strengthen back and neck muscles and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity.
  2. Productivity: Studies suggest that working while standing can help improve concentration and increase mental alertness.
  3. Flexibility: A sit-stand desk allows users to change their posture during work, reducing fatigue and maintaining focus.
  4. Comfort: A sit-stand desk can help reduce back pain and other fatigue that often occur as a result of a sedentary lifestyle.
  5. Sustainability: Sit-stand desk can contribute to a healthy working environment and save energy by reducing the energy consumption of heating and lighting.

It is important to know that standing work is not suitable for everyone, such as people with certain medical problems or pregnant women. It is therefore important to consult a doctor or physiotherapist if you are considering purchasing a sit-stand desk.

We have two types of sit-stand desks in stock, namely:

Manually adjustable desks: These desks can be manually adjusted between sitting and standing positions. The height adjustment is done with a crank.

Electrically adjustable desks: These desks are equipped with an electric motor that allows the height to be easily adjusted using a remote control or a button.

Difference 1 motor and 2 motors for sit-stand desks

A sit-stand desk with 1 motor has one motor that is responsible for adjusting the height of the desk. This type of desk is often cheaper than a desk with 2 motors.

A second motor can provide smoother and faster adjustment. This can be useful if several people use the desk or if the user often wants to change positions during work. A sit-stand desk with 2 motors also has more carrying capacity

How do I set up my sit-stand desk?

Setting up a sit-stand desk depends on the specific model you have, but here's a general guide to help you:

  1. Make sure your desk is on a stable surface and that there is enough room to adjust the desk.
  2. Put the desk in the lowest position and place your chair at the correct height. Your feet should be flat on the floor and your knees should form an angle of about 90 degrees.
  3. Adjust the height of the desk. If you have a manually adjustable desk, use the handle or screw system to adjust the height. If you have an electrically adjustable desk, use the remote control or knob to adjust the height.
  4. Make sure the desk is at a comfortable height and that your arms can rest on the desk in a relaxed manner.
  5. Make sure your monitor is at a comfortable height and your eyes are at a height of about 50-70 cm above the desk.

It is important to change your posture regularly, both sitting and standing. It is recommended to stand and move for a few minutes every 30 minutes. This can help improve blood circulation and strengthen the back and neck muscles.

There are studies that indicate that working in a standing position for an extended period of time can lead to fatigue, back pain and other health problems. It is recommended to stand and move for a few minutes every 30 minutes.

It is also advisable to build up the use of a sit-stand desk gradually, in order to increase the time you spend standing. A sensible way could be to stand for an hour a day the first week, two hours a day the second week and so on until you reach a comfortable amount.

It is important to know that the correct setting of a sit-stand desk depends on the specific situation and the personal preference of the user. If you are unsure about the correct setting, consult a physiotherapist or occupational therapist for professional advice.

Our range of standing desks:

Duo sit stand desk

Sit stand desk 1 motor

Sit stand desk 2 motors

Sit stand desk sling

Sit stand corner desk