Ergonomics has become quite the buzzword these days and standing desks are a key player in this industry. Sit-Stand desks are increasing in popularity due to the associated health problems of sitting over extended periods of time. Many offices and individuals are shifting towards standing desks due to an increasing number of studies and research indicating the benefits of standing desks and its impact on productivity levels and mood.
While a standing desk is your first investment in leading a healthy work-life, there’s much more to consider than just the desk frame and tabletop. Some desk accessories can enhance your experience of using a standing desk to help you get the most out of it. In this blog, we will list a few standing desks accessories and tips on how to be comfortable with your desk.
Shoes play an integral part of staying comfortable while standing at your desk. You can wear a pair of comfortable formal shoes if you are working at an office. You may want to ensure your shoes have a comfortable sole and with little or no heel. If you are working from home, then a pair of comfortable slippers would be perfect. We recommend wearing jogging shoes or sneakers while standing at your desk as it gives you maximum support and cushioning you need while standing.
If athleisure is not your office style or dress code, then try getting yourself an Anti-fatigue mat. Trust us when we say it makes a huge difference especially if you plan to stand for a few hours at a stretch. At Progressive Desk, all our employees work at a standing desk equipped with all the necessary accessories including an Anti-fatigue mat and each of us can vouch for the benefits of using a mat while standing at your desk.
A monitor mounting arm or monitor riser gives you more flexibility when working at your standing desk. This accessory works with any desk even if it’s not a standing desk. A monitor riser ensures that your monitor is at the right height and positioned directly in front of you. It helps to reduce any strain on the neck and eyes. You can use a riser for your laptop, tablet or your monitor. Check out the monitor Riser we carry at Progressive Desk.
There are several ways to manage the cable clutter and at Progressive Desk we carry a range of cable management accessories you can use. No one likes cables hanging from their desk! Cable clutter can seriously make your otherwise smart adjustable desk, a not so smart looking one. From cable clips, cable ties to our under desk cable trays, we have this and more to help you manage those annoying cables under your desk.
With all the benefits of standing desks, we also advise that you take occasional breaks from standing. Get some rest from standing for an extended period of time. A good quality ergonomic chair is the most effective way of getting all the benefits of sitting and standing. There are many ergonomic chairs available in the market, you can choose from balance boards, balance balls to lumbar chairs and more. Essentially, the chair you use should complement the benefits of a standing desk.
We carry a range of height adjustable standing desks on our website. We also a team of experts to help you select the right product for your office space.