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The Ergonomics of the Rise Standing Desk, Explained

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Work from home has become more and more popular in recent years, especially after the pandemic in which people were forced to work remotely. As people spend more time working from home, they are more concerned about having an ergonomic workspace. An ergonomic workspace means having a workspace that tailors and fits the best for  your personal needs, aiming to support your posture, comfort and efficiency.


Sitting in front of a computer 9-5 from Monday to Friday for a long time can harm your upper back and neck badly. Fortunately, a study by the CDC has found that with the help of an ergonomic sit-stand desk like Rise Standing Desk helps reduce the upper back and neck pain by 54% after just 4 weeks. Having the Rise Standing Desk helps building an ergonomic workstation setup by allowing you to work in whatever height that fits you the most.

A desk plays a great role in an ergonomic workstation setup. Ideally having your arms and wrists parallel to the floor or angled down toward your lap to reduce strain. However, traditional office desks are between 28-30 inches high, which is only a good fit for people who are about or above 5 feet 10 inches. If you are not that tall, having the Rise Standing Desk is a better fit for you and your ergonomic workstation setup.


On the other hand, prolonged sitting can bring a lot of harm to your personal health. A review of 18 studies have shown that those who sit the most are at a 49% greater risk of dying early than those who sit the least. It is also reported that participants have up to a 32% improvement in lower back pain after several weeks of using standing desks. 


Having a standing desk also brings a lot more other benefits to both your mental and physical  health. Standing helps lowering your risk of weight gain and obesity since it burns 20% more calories than sitting. It also helps improve your mood and energy while lowering the feelings of stress and fatigue.


However, standing requires more energy than sitting as it places greater strain on the circulatory system. It will be more tiring for you to work in front of a standing workstation throughout your workday. A study involving 23 office workers found that alternating between standing and sitting every 30 minutes throughout the workday reduced blood sugar spikes by an average of 11.1%. 


Unfortunately, traditional office desks are fixed and only provide you a sitting workstation which might not be a perfect fit for your ergonomic needs, while traditional standing desks are fixed as well and might make you more tiring throughout your workday as standing requires more energy than sitting. If you would like to have an ergonomic desk and allows you to alternate between standing and sitting, the Rise Standing Desk is the perfect solution for you and your ergonomic needs.


The Rise Standing Desk features a customizable height between 24 to 50 inches. There is a wider room of adjustable heights for you to adjust the desk that fits the best for you so that you can still work ergonomically and comfortably. And since the height can be adjusted up to 49.6 inches, it can also turn into a standing workstation if you start getting back and neck pain from sitting for long hours. 


A smart panel with four memory presets also comes with the Rise Standing Desk. You can adjust the height of the standing desk easily by pressing the two arrow buttons on the smart panel. Moreover,  you can set both the height of your sitting workstation and your standing workstation into the memory presets. Then you can switch between your sitting workstation and your standing workstation simply by pressing the memory preset buttons on the smart panel. 


Powered by quiet dual motors with 45 decibels and with the speed of 38mm per second, it allows you to adjust the standing desk faster and smoother but without making a lot of noise. You don’t have to wait for a long time for the standing desk to adjust the height, nor switch between your sitting workstation and standing workstation. It saves time for you to build your ergonomic setup and also motivates you to alternate sitting and standing throughout your workday. 


The Rise Standing Desk has different colors to pick from for both the desk top and the desk frame. You can mix and match between the desk top and the desk frame into the color you want and into the color that matches the vibe of your home office the most. There are also two sizes for you to pick from so that you can pick the size based on your needs. Both sizes have enough room for you to decorate your desk and create a nice ergonomic workstation.


Having an upgrade in your office desk to an ergonomic sit-stand desk is the key to building a healthy workspace. It provides you with both a sitting workstation and a standing workstation, which reduces the risk like back and neck pain brought by prolonged sitting but also reduces the tiredness brought by standing for a long period of time. It helps create an ergonomic workstation that tailors and fits your needs the best. 


Primarily, having a sit-stand desk like the Rise Standing Desk can definitely help with building your ergonomic workstation and fits your needs. It is the key to your perfect setup. With the different selection of frame and top colors, there will be the perfect one that complements you and your style. The Rise Standing Desk also is a feat of technological excellence that can make your life faster, smoother, and more efficient. Choose the best, so that you can be your best. You can move around the Rise Standing Desk easily as there are four casters at the bottom of the desk frame, and lock it up with the child lock safety once you are done to prevent it from sliding away. For more information about the Rise Ergonomic Office Chair, check out  this page!



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Lily Cooper

Writer at RISEDESK

Lily is a Rotman Commerce student at the University of Toronto, and is the Creative Content Writer at Risedesk. Pursuing minors in English and Economics, Lily is also the Film and TV Representative at RCEM, and has a passion for journalism, literature, and entertainment.