Expert advice


With all the many benefits of a standing desk i.e. posture improvement, reduced back and neck issues as well as burning more calories, you could miss out on some of them if you don’t know how to properly use the table. Height adjustable tables are a relatively recent invention and there isn’t so much information out there giving people the proper directions of using them, and this has led to many mistakes that have compromised their use and effectiveness. So here are the mistakes to avoid and how to effectively use a standing desk.

  1. Wearing uncomfortable shoes

Heels and other types of formal footwear are known to induce pain in many parts of the body. We therefore suggest wearing comfortable shoes while using a standing table. Orthopedic shoes are the best type of supporting footwear. They also come in a variety of fashionable styles, so you will not have to choose between fashion and comfort.

  1. Standing on a Hard surface

Standing in a stationary portion for a long time on a hard surface can cause pain to your joints leading to discomfort and if you’re not comfortable, it is less likely you’ll stand again even if it is only for a short period of time therefore diminishing the effectiveness of an adjustable table. Make sure the floor underneath your feet is soft by acquiring a carpet, soft rug or an anti-fatigue mat. This will help lessen the amount of pressure and stiffness on your joints. 

  1. Wrong ergonomic position

The purpose of a height-adjustable table is to ensure the height is ideal for you. It is therefore very necessary to learn about the ergonomic position while using a standing table. How you stand determines your comfort level and affects your posture and output.

  1. Under utilizing the memory feature

Having an adjustable table with a memory setting is very useful. It allows you to move to the correct position without having to alter it manually once you have found the appropriate height for your desk. It can be very aggravating and time consuming to have to adjust the height of your standing desk every time you change positions. If you have this feature on your standing desk, take the time to set the height now to save yourself time and effort in the future.

  1. Not Switching positions

If you’re continually standing at your desk, you’re setting yourself up for future foot and joint problems. Switching between sitting and standing prevents you from becoming too comfortable in one posture and injuring your back or feet. We encourage changing positions every 20-30 minutes. In addition, it is also critical to have the right kind of support when you’re seated. An improper back support can lead to lower back pain, neck pain and other problems. These problems can be solved by getting an ergonomic chair.


So long as you can avoid these few common blunders, you will be able to get the most out of your standing desk. At Victoria Furnitures we have a variety of height adjustable tables from simple desk risers to the top-of-the-line electrical adjustable standing tables. Click the link to see more


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