A height adjustable table allows the user to switch between sitting and standing throughout the day. This helps to promote regular movement throughout the body, which can prevent aches and pains caused by long periods of sitting. It also increases blood flow and promotes healthy posture.
Height-adjustable tables come in all shapes and sizes. Some can be pushed together to create a collaborative workspace, while others are designed for quiet focus and individual work. Some are even built with technology integrations that can remind users to move around their desk throughout the day. Steelcase’s Rise app, for example, syncs with a variety of height-adjustable desks to remind users to sit, stand and move every hour.
When shopping for a height-adjustable table, it’s important to take into account the size of the room and how many people will be using it. Depending on the room’s dimensions, it may be necessary to purchase two or more tables to accommodate all of your employees or students. This will help ensure everyone has enough space to comfortably work and collaborate in an efficient manner.
For optimal ergonomics, it’s recommended that you choose a height-adjustable table that is at least as tall as your elbows when you’re sitting or standing at the desk. If the desk is too low, it will force the spine to adopt an unnatural curve and can cause discomfort. On the other hand, if the desk is too high, it will cause the shoulders to be pushed upwards and can lead to neck strain.
Some of the most popular height-adjustable tables feature a motor that automatically adjusts to your preferred working position. This can save you time and make it easier to get the most out of your ergonomic desk. However, manual adjustment is still an option if you prefer to do things the old-fashioned way.
If you want your new height-adjustable table to be as ergonomic as possible, you should consider adding a lateral stability bar to your purchase. This addition will provide superior left to right stability at all heights, and it can be added to almost any table model.
Another feature you should consider is whether your height-adjustable table has a pedestal base or not. This can affect its stability and how much legroom you’ll have underneath it. It’s also worth noting that some pedestal bases are more sturdy than others, so you should research your options thoroughly to find the best fit for your office or classroom.
For the most comfortable experience with your new height-adjustable table, it’s recommended that you place 4 to 6 units of Tenjam seating products around it. You can choose from our Petal Seats, Circles, Cubes or Curved Pentagons to suit your needs. For the most versatility, it’s a good idea to go with chairs that are adjustable in height as well. This will allow you to change the seating height to match your new table, or to adjust the chair to a lower seat height if you plan on using it for young children.