Stand Up, Get Active - What is a Sit-Stand Desk?

A sit-stand desk, also known as a standing desk or height-adjustable desk, is a type of desk that allows you to alternate between sitting and standing while working.  It is designed to promote ergonomic comfort and address the potential health concerns associated with prolonged sitting during working hours.

Ergonomic Comfort

A sit-stand desk is specifically engineered to support your body's natural posture and movement patterns.  By allowing you to switch between sitting and standing, the desk encourages a more dynamic and comfortable work experience.

Addressing Health Concerns

Prolonged sitting has been linked to various health issues, including back pain, muscle tension, poor circulation, and even increased risk of chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, and heart problems.  A sit-stand desk is a response to those concerns.  By providing the option to stand while working, it aims to reduce the negative effects associated with prolonged sitting.

How it Works:

Sit-stand desks typically have a height-adjustable mechanism that allows you to easily switch between sitting and standing positions. This can be done manually by turning a crank or using a lever, or automatically through an electric motor.  

The flexibility provided by this adjustability allows you to customise the desk's height according to your personal preference, ensuring you can work with ease whether you're seated or standing.  Most electric sit-stand desks come equipped with an up/down controller, but you have the option to upgrade to a 4 Way Memory Controller.  This clever gadget lets you conveniently store and recall your preferred height settings.

Alternatively, you have the option to swap to a Bluetooth Control Dongle.  This innovative device provides a wireless link and takes the place of the standard up/down controls.  It is compatible with iOS and Android systems, serving as a centralised hub for all your desk modifications.  By simply tapping your device, you can easily elevate or lower your desk to your preferred height, allowing for a smooth shift between sitting and standing throughout the day.  Additionally, the accompanying app enables you to set a timer to remind you to change your position.


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