If you’re in the market for a new desk, there is one critical factor you should consider before buying: desk height. Many people overlook this but keeping it in mind may be the key to your everyday comfort.
Ergonomically correct office furniture can ward off chronic strain. Not to mention, the additional comfort can help make you more productive.
In order to make sure a desk is the ideal height for you, you should:
- Sit down in the position you’d be in while using the desk
- Rest your arms at your sides
- Bend your elbow at a 90 degree angle keeping your upper arms in line with your torso
If the desk is a good height for you, your hands should rest comfortable on its surface. For minor adjustments, look into using an adjustable chair or a desk with a pullout keyboard drawer.
Selecting the right desk is an easy way to help eliminate discomfort and potentially serious back problems, which should make the effort you put into finding a desk well worth it.
For additional information relating to ideal desk height, check out this Lifehacker article