How to use a sit-stand desk

Tips for sit-standers

The essence of a being a sit-stander is learning to listen to your body’s needs throughout the day; a conversation that will happen naturally once you begin to tune in. If you’re a training wheels sit-stander, here’s a few tips to help you get the most out of your height adjustable desk.

  • As a rule of thumb, stand for 10 minutes, 4-5 times a day to increase metabolism, re-energize fatigued muscles, and take pressure off your lower back.
  • The best position is the next position. Vary your posture regularly, alternating between sitting and standing throughout the day.
  • Impromptu meetings. Instead of pulling up a chair for unscheduled drop-bys, why not adjust your desk into a standing position when your visitor arrives. In addition to taking a break from sitting, research shows that standing meetings get wrapped up more quickly than sitting ones.
  • Start your day standing. Before you leave for the day, raise your desk into standing position ready for a fresh start.

You can also do a few simple exercises to increase muscle strength and core stability while you’re standing at your desk.

Want to be a sit-stander pro?

Keep track of your sit-stand stats with Desk Control Software. While you’re at it, replace your current switch with a plug and play Wellness Switch to help you get the most out of your sit-stand desk. 

You are also now able to take it one step further with the LINAK Desk Control Software - this sits on your computer desk top and alerts you when to sit or stand based on your own individual goals.