When we think of office furniture, we often think of large bulk office desk that sits right in front of a computer and office chair. There are times in our life when these pieces of furniture will make sense. For example, if you need to work at a computer for long periods of time, then you probably need an adjustable desk that will adjust to fit your height. Or, if you like to sit at an office desk for most of the day, then an adjustable chair is the way to go. However, today, many of us spend a large part of our workday sitting because of poor height adjustment or poor lumbar support; this makes it difficult to get up from a chair.
Lifting heavy items vertically can be challenging for a person with back problems, especially if that person is hunched over the keyboard for hours on end. Lifting something horizontally can be much more difficult for those who are used to standing and working at a desk. But the good news is that if you have a decent high quality piece of furniture, it will solve the problem and allow you to adjust it yourself. The most common way to adjust a desktop is to use a mechanical device that looks something like a lever. But if your desk doesn’t have one, or you don’t like the idea of levers and what they imply, there are other alternatives.
You can use a foot pedal that adjusts the height desk using either air hydraulic, or physical force. This works great if your job calls for you to be sitting at a desk for long periods of time, but some people prefer not to. There are other products that allow you to adjust the height of the desk while you are working, but the final adjustment comes from your own body weight. The following three options all use some form of foot pedal actuator.
If you like a standing desk but would prefer a little bit of leeway as to how you position yourself while you work, you might find the adjustable angle desk much more comfortable. The standing desk has a movable platform that you stand on. It’s important to note that these units tend to be rather tall and bulky as well, and can be fairly heavy when filled with items such as papers. But if you are often sitting at a desk for long periods of time, you may find it very comfortable and is a very functional option. If you do purchase one of these, be sure to also purchase an adjustable feature that allows you to move your arms in all directions. These units can be found in both standing and portable models.
Most office furniture stores will carry at least one type of adjustable height desk. Even if your office furniture does not currently feature this option, you should be able to find a suitable unit online without difficulty. If you are looking for a very comfortable and sturdy option for sitting at your desk, especially if you often spend long periods of time sitting at the computer, an adjustable height standing desk is the most practical choice.
Another style of adjustable height desks are those that have casters on their legs. These units allow you to swivel from side to side, which makes it much more comfortable to sit at your desk. In many cases, the casters also provide for an easy way to move the desk to a different location. But these units are not always as comfortable as the ones with wheels and may not be as stable on your work surface. Some people may not be able to adjust well enough for this type of desk, unless they also have a lot of extra space available.