From developing the DuoDesk it’s become clear that the stand-up desk is very controversial piece of kit with some people loving it and some people hating it so we decided to give you a list of the common mistakes people make when they start using a stand-up desk.

  1. Bad posture

It’s very important to get your posture right when using a stand-up desk as this could have negative effects on the joints and back. Also having bad posture can hinder your want to try to continue with using a stand-up desk.

 

  1. Standing for too long

When starting out with a stand-up desk a common mistake is to go all out and end up doing more bad than good for you as your body won’t be used to standing for such long periods of time so it’s so important to introduce a stand-up desk to your day gradually.

 

  1. No anti fatigue mat

An anti-fatigue mat is vital when you start using a stand-up desk as it helps create a more cushioned area for you to stand on therefore not putting as much strain on your knees, hips and back.

 

  1. Having your desk at the wrong height

Having your desk at the wrong height is one of the main problems people face when using a stand-up desk for the first time. Having your desk at the wrong height can really ruin your experience of using a stand-up desk.

 

  1. Standing still

Another common mistake made by people when they first start using a stand-up desk it’s important to move around and keep the joints moving so you don’t get as many aches and pains when using a stand-up desk.

 

Have you fallen for any of these common misconceptions? If so let us know and tell us what you did to combat them.