Studies show that back injuries account for 38.5% of all work-related musculoskeletal disorders. More often than not, these problems occur when employees are uncomfortable while working due to improper posture and incorrectly positioned equipment. Standing desks is one of the solutions to these problems!
Let’s look at some stand-up desk accessories that can help you make the most out of your standing desk and also make a significant difference in your production environment.
Comfortable and supportive shoes
When standing on your feet for long hours, it’s crucial to your health and wellbeing that you wear a pair of shoes that are built to provide the required support. While there isn’t a shoe that is particularly made for standing, we figure walking or running shoes would be a great pick. You can even go for shoes that are lined with memory foam cushioning.
Being on your feet—while beneficial for physical and mental health, in addition to back pain—can lead to discomfort, particularly caused by standing on a hard surface. Comfortable shoes can relive some of this pain, but you can get an extra layer of support from an anti-fatigue mat.
An anti-fatigue mat features a contoured surface that has been specifically designed to encourage stretching and movement while standing. You’ll feel cushioning under your feet the moment you step on it, and the sloped sidewalls will help you elevate your feet, stretch your calves and stand comfortably with a wide stance.
What’s more, is that a standing mat isn’t just meant for your feet, it also helps you maintain proper posture by relieving the pressure that builds up in your neck and lower back.
Under-desk keyboard and mouse platform
It is crucial to have correct posture when using a standing desk! Your keyboard should be placed at elbow-height, with arms bent at a 90-degree angle. Incorrect keyboard position can strain your muscles all the way from your fingers to your neck, possibly leading to carpal tunnel syndrome.
An under-desk keyboard tray can help you position the keyboard at the best ergonomic height, whether you’re working while standing or sitting. Same goes for a mouse platform—it can be tilted to provide the best wrist position.
Additionally, the ability to swivel the tray right or left gives you added flexibility, particularly if you tend to move around a lot.
If wish to reap the ergonomic benefits of a standing desk, get a custom made and adjustable standing desk from standupdesks.com. We have a large collection of models that you can choose from, in addition to reading desks, architectural drafting table and much more! Our new sit-stand hydraulic lift-top executive desks might be the perfect fit for you!
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