Hong Kong wage earners often work more than 10 hours and sit at a desk for a long time. Not only are they prone to stiff shoulders and necks, but they may even be at risk of herniated discs. In order to improve problems such as lack of exercise and body pain, the trend of standing work has swept through many European and American companies a few years ago, and this working method has also begun to appear in Hong Kong in recent years. But in order to meet the needs of standing work, it is also necessary to choose a suitable work table.
Among the many standing work desks (ergonomic desks/lifting desks), in addition to styles with fixed heights, you can also find types that can be adjusted freely. In order to help you find the right product more quickly, this article will start with the key points for purchasing standing desks!
Choose the corresponding type according to the requirement
Standing desks are subdivided into several types according to different demands and uses, and then let’s get to know the differences and characteristics of each style!
Elevating type: high degree of freedom for sitting and standing
Despite the many benefits of standing, desks are still dominated by chairs. In order to solve consumers' troubles when purchasing, there are also products on the market that can switch heights through lifting. The common height adjustment methods can be divided into four types: manual type, tenon type, pneumatic lifting type and mechanical electric type.
Among them, the manual type, as the name suggests, has to be adjusted manually through the handle every time. Due to the laborious operation, it is recommended to be used in occasions that do not require frequent lifting and lowering. Although the tenon type also needs to be manually operated, it is relatively easy to adjust because the height can be determined according to the set pin position.
The air lift type and the electric type work in a similar way to common office chairs, and the height can be adjusted by simply pulling the handle. The difference is that the mechanical electric type is driven by a motor, and the complex structure also makes it have a higher price. Therefore, under the consideration of comprehensive price and practicality, the most recommended is the air pressure adjustable work table.
Mobile type: can be moved or changed at any timeEspecially in recent years, everyone often works at home. A movable desk is very important. If there is a need to move or change the location regularly, it is not a problem to work in the living room or in the room. It is suitable for Hong Kong, and those who need it can give priority to this movable electric adjustable table.
Auxiliary heightened desk standIf you don’t want to spend a lot of time buying a new desk for standing work, there are also heightened desk stands on the market that can be placed directly on the original desk. Since these products have a certain weight, you don’t have to worry about problems such as shifting during use. However, if you are looking for better stability, there are also models equipped with a fixing mechanism that you can buy.
The adjustable height range and desktop size should also be included in the conditions
Among the height-adjustable standing desks, each product has a different range of height adjustment, so it is recommended to choose a desk that meets the requirements according to the height and purpose. For example, if you use a computer on a desktop, you can pay attention to the height of your eyes when looking at the screen and when using the keyboard, and choose a suitable product with a balance between the two. Remember that too high or too low may increase the strain on your shoulders, neck and knees. pressure.
In addition, the size of the desktop will determine the amount of items that can be placed. For a notebook computer, the width of about 60cm is required, and if two are required, it will be doubled; if there is a need for files and notebooks, then The required space has to be calculated at the same time.
Work desk with extension cord organizer or wiring space
If you plan to use a computer on a work desk, it is inevitable to consider the wiring problems such as power lines and transmission lines. In order to avoid excessive wire entanglement, some work tables are equipped with storage racks or wiring holes for extension wires. If you want to keep the desktop and its surroundings tidy, you may wish to give priority to this type of product.
As more and more medical studies confirm that sitting for a long time is harmful to the body, the concept of working while standing is gradually becoming popular. The dedicated work desk can relieve the pressure caused by long-term sitting, and prevent the stiffness of the waist, hips, shoulders and neck, thereby increasing the concentration during work.