Adjust your desk and screen
- To begin with, set your standing desk at about elbow height. This means your elbows should be in a 90 degree position from the upper arm.
- The top of your screen should be eye level, with a small upwards tilt of between 10 and 20 degrees.
The idea is that you can relax your eyes more while you’re read.
Alternate between sitting and standing
- Every hour you sit 40 minutes, 20 minutes should be spent standing. Divide your weight between both legs. Try to alternate between sitting and standing.
Change your keyboard and mouse position
- Working long hours on the computer can strain your wrists. Therefore, it’s important to optimizewrist position when sitting or standing.
- The ideal wrist position differs slightly between standing and sitting, so consider this when using your standing desk.
Remember to take breaks
- Even though standing at your desk is better than sitting, you should still take regular breaks to moveand stretch, clear your head and rest your eyes.
- For some people those quick breaks come naturally, while others may need an automated reminder.
- Download a break reminder app on your phone. There are many free versions of these.