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Wondering how to use a standing desk?

You will only improve your posture while working if the shelves of your standing desk are at the correct height. Have a look at our introductory video on how to set up your Humbleworks standing desk.

And remember. . . if you are looking down you are doing it wrong!

How to use a standing desk.

Working standing up is like adapting any other new habit; it takes time to get used to it, might difficult at the start but after 21 days (the time it takes to make a repeated activity a habit) you will master it!

Professionals recommend a ratio of 2:1 (70% sitting, 30% standing) during the first 5 days. As days go by, you will start feeling more comfortable standing up. At that point you can start changing the ratio to 1:1 (50% sitting, 50% standing) as this will give you the perfect health balance, increase your mood and energy level throughout your work day.

Remember, the key is to use your standing desk and remain standing as long as you feel comfortable.

How to adjust your standing desk.

Screen Shelf:
The computer screen must be at eye level. Adjust the screen shelf  into the slots creating a 90 degree angle between the screen and your sight.

Note that your eyes should be 20 – 28 inches away from the monitor screen which should be at a 20-degree tilt.

It doesn’t matter if you are working in a standing or sitting position, your laptop must be at eye-level at all times!

Keyboard Shelf:
The shelf where you will place your keyboard and mouse should be at, or slightly below, your elbow height. Create a 90 degree angle with your arms when placing your hands on the keyboard.
How to use standing desk
If you still have more questons about Humbleworks standing desk, please check out our FAQ page!

Which standing desk to buy?


Have a look at our range of standing desks and choose the most suitable for you!


Wonderfully designed product.

“Super helpful customer service and a wonderfully designed product. I’m using the Stan2 and it’s the perfect size for my iMac.”

Louise Stokes Head of Digital at Digital Leaders (UK) Stan2 Standing Desk June 22, 2017

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