Are you considering to make the switch from a traditional fixed desk to a standing desk? We say go for it! A standing desk, also called a sit stand desk, will definitely help you move more naturally throughout your workday and help you live a more active lifestyle. Once you start to build the habit of inserting more natural standing time at work, this will also lead to an improvement in your overall health.
Now, if you are still on the fence about replacing your fixed desk with a standing desk and making the shift to a more active lifestyle at work, let’s take a closer look at the desk and see the benefits you can get from one.
The Adjustability of a Standing Desk
At the core of every standing desk is a powerful motor that operates it—a single motor, a dual motor, even a triple motor for certain desk designs. This motor is paired with a durable two-segment or a three-segment steel frame, one that is designed to move up or down as operated by the motor underneath it.
This combination allows the desk to seamlessly move between specific heights, from a sitting height to a standing height, so that you can sit or stand as you work.
Every electric standing desk has a built-in memory keypad through which you can adjust the desk’s height. The keypad allows you to preset and save certain heights in it (up to four) so that the next time you use it, you don’t have to spend more time setting the height—simply press one button to go to your saved height and you’re there!
A Closer Look at How the Standing Desk Works
When it comes to the operation of a standing desk, most important to take note of are the following:
- Its load capacity
The load capacity simply tells you how much weight the desk can handle. The more weight, the better, right? In most cases, yes, but not always. For one, desks with higher load capacity are generally more expensive. But if you won’t be able to maximize that capacity, better avoid spending more money and stick to a desk with the right capacity matching your need.
- Its speed and operating noise
This pertains to how fast a desk can move from one position to another and how much noise it makes as it moves. This is an important consideration in terms of comfort and distraction, or more aptly, the lack thereof.How fast a desk moves from sitting height to standing height can determine whether you can keep working on it without losing focus when it’s time to make the shift from sitting to standing. The same is true for the noise—is it quiet enough and won’t distract you from the task you are doing? For this specific part, the faster the speed and the lower the noise, the better.
Design and Style: Aestheticsand Function in One
When it comes to this, you’re looking mostly at the table top. How stylish is it? How big? And what is its specific design?
When it comes to style, you’re looking at colors—and you have a lot of options here. From neutral, professional-looking colors to bolder, more exciting designs, you can find all these! Just choose the one that will match your space and your personality. In terms of size, this will mostly depend on your available space and the number of items you will need the standing desk to hold. Find a balance between the desk’s load capacity and the size of your table top. And in terms of design, you’d also want to look at the space you have and what type of desk it can hold. You have your regular rectangular desks, desks with a curved design, and those with an L-shape for corner spaces.
A Closer Look at the MotionGrey Standing Desk
Once you have decided to make the switch to a standing desk, it’s time to find the right one for you. Consider the standing desk from MotionGrey. Offered with a three-segment steel frame and powered by dual Bosch motors, it’s one reliable desk that can carry a sufficient amount of load and move fast without making a lot of noise. It has all the right features you need in a desk, and it’s offered at a more affordable rate compared to most standing desks.
It’s time to make a lifestyle change. It’s time to shift to a standing desk!