At Stand Steady, we take ergonomics seriously. According to the United States Department of Labor’s website for Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), for standing at standing desk computer workstations, OSHA recommends, “The user's legs, torso, neck, and head are approximately in-line and vertical. The user may also elevate one foot on a rest while in this posture.”
Below are some additional basics for using a standing desk at work:
1) Your elbows should be at a 90 degree angle to the desktop, (which requires an adjustable height desk, such as a Stand Steady standing desk, since everyone is a different height).
2) The top of your monitor should align with your eyes.
3) Use an anti-fatigue mat, such as the Diplomat, to reduce joint stress.
4) Take a few sitting breaks throughout the day.
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Back pain is very common and can be aggravated by actions at the office. Prevent back pain and find good posture with these simple steps.
STANDING POSTURE. If you work at a standing desk, stand with feet hip width apart and tuck your pelvis slightly. Relax your shoulders, and keep your elbows at a 90-degree angle. Pro-Tip: It’s so important to stand on an anti-fatigue mat.
Here’s the thing – I’ve been out of college and sitting in my office cubicle for 2 years and then I took the leap of faith to transition to a sit/stand desk. I read somewhere on some blog on some fitness site that even if I work out – it still would not take away the harmful effects of sitting on my behind all day