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EFFYDESK | Canada's Favorite Electric Standing Desk

Why Use a Sit-Stand Desk? If your job requires you to sit at a desk or in front of a screen for a long period of time -- chances are, you feel some stiffness in your neck, or perhaps tightness in your forearms. Bad posture while sitting for long periods of time can also lead to acute or chronic neck or back pain. You might get up periodically to get your blood flow going again. But after some quick stretches or a lap (or three, if you like to stay active) in your office/around the neighbourhood -- you’re right back in your less-than-comfortable chair -- hunched over your desk, dreading over your unread emails, watching your slowly coffee run out... It’s a vicious cycle. How Often Do You Sit or Stand in a Day? Studies have shown that people, on average, go from sitting for upwards of 7 hours a day, to standing for just as long. If you're working the #laptoplifestyle, remember to give yourself a break from time to time! Harvard Health Blog recommends standing for at least 30-60 minutes a day to start, and to gradually working your way up. Everything in moderation. That's why office workers, digital content creators, small business owners, remote workers, tech companies and enterprise businesses (including teachers and artists, and even the big guys, like Apple, or EFFYDESK's own customers, Arc'teryx or Fairmont Hotel & Resorts) are all switching to an adjustable-height work station model. Moreover, they're opting for sit-stand desks in 2020, like our award-winning EFFYDESK, to increase productivity and promote healthy ergonomics at the workplace. Choosing EFFYDESK means you have the option to switch from standing to sitting while working with the push of a button. EFFYDESK works smart, so you can too. In this article, "A Simple Guide to Proper Sit-Stand Desk Ergonomics in 2020", you’ll learn the basics of using an electric standing desk to help remedy these problems. You won’t just have an optimized, height-adjustable workstation, but you’ll get to reap all the benefits that come from using it, too! From improved posture to reduced risks for serious or chronic health problems, a sit-stand desk is your number one solution to proper office ergonomics in 2020. Now, without further ado, let's get started! Desk-Job, Sedentary Lifestyle Health Risks In a world where experts have warned that sitting is the new smoking, this type of desk-job, sedentary lifestyle can be detrimental to both your physical and mental health: 'If you live a sedentary lifestyle, you have a higher chance of being overweight, developing type 2 diabetes or heart disease, and experiencing depression and anxiety." -- "The dangers of sitting: why sitting is the new smoking", Better Health Channel by the Victoria State Government of Australia That is, if you don't kick your bad-desk-job-habits to the curb. Luckily, advanced modern-day technology, plus a small team of dedicated, seasoned engineers and designers from Vancouver can help you boost productivity, creativity and improve ergonomics in your day-to-day workspace. Standing Desks 101: Best Practices First things first, your set up! Sit-stand desks are going to require a lot of sitting, and a lot of standing. But it's the fact you'll be able to alternate swiftly in between that makes all the difference. Want even better results? You'll want to lay out an anti-fatigue floor mat to create a padded, comfortable office workspace for you to move around in. To get the most out of your ergocentric sit-stand desk, you should also prepare to use supportive footwear, so you can go from sitting to standing, at ease. This could mean runners or sneakers, or perhaps something to switch into once you're settled in at work, if that's your sort of thing? Next, let's move onto posture. Mayo Clinic recommends for you to keep your body straight while working. ADDITIONAL TIPS: Reduce any awkward neck craning with a monitor desk mount, which is designed to keep your monitor at a comfortable height for you. To relieve neck tension, make sure that your monitor is an arm’s length away. The top of the screen should either be at eye level or slightly below that. Now, what about your arms? Keep them close to your body in a relaxed manner. Adjust your standing desk so your forearms and wrist rest comfortably on the desk surface. (Your keyboard and mouse should both be on the same level, and within reach.) If you use the phone regularly or place calls often, consider investing in a headset instead of cradling the phone between your shoulder and your head. If you use items like a stapler or hole punch regularly, make sure they are within reach on your desk surface to avoid excessive stretching throughout the day. Quick Check: Are you straining to reach or see anything on your standing desk? If so, be sure to adjust accordingly. You should be able to work in an upright, relaxed state. Can’t sit or stand for too long? Not a problem. Concerned about how a sit-stand desk might affect ongoing issues? Follow these tips to combat acute or chronic neck, shoulder or back pain and stain, by improving your sit-stand desk office workspace: Care for Those with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome If you experience carpal tunnel or other forms of numbness or pain in your wrists and forearms, standing desks are an excellent way to increase comfort and relieve stress on your joints. An ergonomic desk setup for carpal tunnel is also a great way to prevent existing or further damage. A sit-stand office desk allows you to fine-tune the height of your workspace, so you no longer have to extend or bend your wrists when typing. Let's Reduce Recurring Neck or Back Pain Participants in this study reported a mood boost when they used standing desks: Up to 32% improvement on lower back pain after using a standing desk for several weeks. Upper neck and back pain was reduced by 54% in four weeks. Worried 'bout Them Kneecaps While Workin'? If you ever find yourself locking your knees while using a sit-stand desk, it might be a sign that you've been standing for a little too long. Make sure you take frequent breaks, and alternate from sitting to standing accordingly, to avoid knee pain. PRO TIP: Adjust your desk back down to a sitting position for 30-60 minutes before standing up again. Working From Home? EFFYDESK is Here to Help! At EFFYDESK — we design, mould and deliver the best Electric Standing Desk for professional or personal use. Our award-winning ergonomic office chairs ensure that office workers are protected against desk job damage, and are well-equipped to maximize efficiency and morale in the workplace — wherever that may be for you. Browse our signature Standing Desks, Office Chairs and Monitor Mounts designed to boost workplace productivity, so you can get more done, more comfortably. For local Vancouver customers: EFFYDESK offers fast and reliable installations, too! Claim your 30-day free trial today. To learn more about EFFYDESK’s products and services, be sure to check out our FAQ page or browse the blog archive for other helpful articles on ergonomics in the workplace.

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Sit-Stand Desks. 5-Year Warranty | Visit Us At EFFYDESK.CA

Thinking About Switching to a Standing Desk? Ever since Canada’s social distancing rules were introduced back in March, EFFYDESK has seen a huge influx in office workers, online content creators, and business owners (or basically anyone working remotely) who are choosing to take a stand with adjustable sit-stand desks. Besides for lowering your risk of weight gain and obesity, standing desks an also reduce back pain from sitting at an uncomfortable office chair all day. Here’s what our customer and Reddit user “dagnolet” had to say about her brand new Business model EFFYDESK: “Desk took under an hour to assemble (female/alone). The frame itself is quite sturdy and the motor runs smooth with the height adjustments.” But for those who are new to the concept of standing desks, you’re probably wondering: “What’s all the hype about standing desks?” In this article, we’ll be answering some of Reddit’s most recent, frequently asked questions from the /r/StandingDesk and /r/StandingDesks subreddits. We’ll cover everything you need to know about standing desk ergonomics, so you can make an informed decision when it’s time to purchase your very own height-adjustable, electric standing desk. Now without further ado, let’s get started! 5. Overwhelmed by Options! “How do I choose the best standing desk for me?” From Ikea to Amazon, to EFFYDESK and more, a quick Google search for “standing desk canada” generally results in hundreds of options for you to choose from. Some other common search queries from our customers also often include: “Best standing desk for home office”, “adjustable standing computer desk”, and “sit stand desk Canada”. Any of these sound familiar? Besides for Googling standing desk styles online, you might even hop on a forum thread or two to ask for buying advice from other fellow desk lovers, who will likely respond with brand names and a raving review of a product, but where should you go from there? How will you know if anyone’s recommendations are right for you, besides for actually spending money and trying out the desks themselves? We have all the answers for you. EFFYDESK understands that purchasing a standing desk is not a one-and-done shopping experience. Purchasing a standing desk is a valuable investment you’ll make for a lifetime, as it can help to improve your health as well as your home office. That’s why EFFYDESK simplifies the product collection down to the core essentials you’ll need for an ideal ergonomic workstation and lifestyle. We also offer a free 30-day trial for you to test things out and make sure your new standing desk is one that you’ll love! EFFYDESK also makes it easy for you to custom-design the perfect standing desk to suit any of your needs. Whether you need a sit stand desk strictly for work, for gaming, or simply for reading and writing from your bedroom, any one of the three options from our standing desk collection can help you get things done both productively and comfortably in your workspace. Whether you’re purchasing a standing desk for the very first time or you’re on your way to adding additional sit stand desks for your home office, EFFYDESK’s got something special in store for you. 4. Buying a standing desk for the first time? Start here. EFFYDESK keeps things simple. If you take a quick look at our EFFYDESK standing desks collection, you’ll notice our shop has 3 signature styles for you to choose from: The Home Office edition, the Business Office edition, and, finally, the Executive Office edition. a. Ask yourself what you’ll use your desk for. If you’re using computer more of the time, opt for standing desk and add an adjustable monitor mount for optimum comfort while working. No strained necks here! If you have lots of paperwork to deal with, try a bigger surface so you can spread your work out. For a combination of both computer and paperwork, Business-Know-How recommends an L-shaped desk like EFFYDESK’s Executive Model, which will accommodate both your computer and your paperwork. b. Think about how many things you like on your tabletop. Are you most productive when you just have a computer and a coffee mug on your desk? A small workspace might be perfect for you. Are you an action-figure enthusiast who enjoys seeing all their favourite characters lined up by their desktop? Maybe opt for a larger workspace. EFFYDESKs come in 3 sizes, so you can pick the size that fits your needs! c. Finally, the fun part—choose the colours for your new electric standing desk! EFFYDESK frames come in three colours: black, white, and grey. The tabletops have a beautiful oak pattern and come in three types to match your room’s décor: black, white, and classic wood. Mix and match frame colours and table top colours to get the desk that best complements your workspace and room aesthetics. 3. Safety, Security & Durability: ”How sturdy are sit-stand desks?” Another common question from first-time standing desk buyers concerns sturdiness. Many customers worry about the “wobble” that a standing desk often experiences when it’s raised to its full height. A shaky desk doesn’t sound too reassuring, does it? It’s important to understand that most standard desk legs are made with thin steel, which is what actually causes the wobble at higher adjustments. A good, sturdy desk like EFFYDESK’s business model is made with reinforced square columns, which give it extra stability, and less “wobble”, even at its maximum height. With longer and wider desk feet, this model is extra thickset compared to the industry standard. Next, let’s talk about durability. Most electric standing desks are equipped with a single motor, which moves the table top to the desired height. EFFYDESK’s seasoned engineers design our products to last. With two motors to do the heavy lifting, instead of one, our dual-motor system will take you through 12-15 years of daily use! EFFYDESK also includes a safety feature so the desks’ mighty motors don’t run amok. The control box is equipped with sensors to prevent adjustment if the desk is not level or if the desk encounters any resistance on the way down. This prevents anything from getting crushed under the desk! 2. Size Matters: “What if I have a small office space? Will a standing desk still fit?” The short answer is: YES! Although Houzz recommends getting the largest desk you can fit in your space for optimal productivity, that can get tricky if you’re working with a limited area. In this case, opt for a smaller standing desk that fits your space. EFFYDESK’s standing desks come in 3 sizes. (If you’re ever unsure, feel free to shoot us a message on Facebook or email us at info@effydesk.ca to inquire further about exact metrics and specs!) Whether your standing desk is a workstation in a corner of your home office or a battle-station for gaming in your bedroom, getting a small standing desk to fit your needs is totally doable. Since standing desks move straight up and straight down, you don’t have to worry about creating extra space to move your desk around. PRO TIP: Just make sure to consider the workspace to fit in an ergonomic office chair like this one, because you’ll want a comfy seating area to recline to after standing for a while. 1. Height Doesn’t: “Am I too tall/short for a standing desk?” Nope! That’s the beauty of standing desks—many of them are electric and motorized, making it easy to adjust your workspace to any height at the push of a button. However, you may have come across desks from our competitors which only provide you with two manual settings: “sitting” and “standing.” These desks are set to two standard heights for people of all sizes. However, as you can imagine, this poses problems for people who aren’t “standard” height. In addition, incorrect desk adjustments can lead to joint pain and tense muscles after hours of improper posture. According to Healthline, the average height for men in Canada is 5’10, and the average height for women is 5’4. This means that a desk height has to change between the average man and the average woman—and 6 inches of height is nothing to sneeze at! Here at EFFYDESK, every desk has a full range of heights available. With up to 2.5 feet of height variation available, our desks can comfortably accommodate anyone from 4’6 to 6’7, and anywhere in between! Working From Home? EFFYDESK is Here to Help! At EFFYDESK — we design, mould and deliver the best Electric Standing Desk for professional or personal use. Our award-winning ergonomic office chairs ensure that office workers are protected against desk job damage, and are well-equipped to maximize efficiency and morale in the workplace — wherever that may be for you. Browse our signature Standing Desks, Office Chairs and Monitor Mounts designed to boost workplace productivity, so you can get more done, more comfortably. For local Vancouver customers: EFFYDESK offers fast and reliable installations, too! Claim your 30-day free trial today. To learn more about EFFYDESK’s products and services, be sure to check out our FAQ page or browse the blog archive for other helpful articles on ergonomics in the workplace.

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