29 Signs that You May Need a Standing Desk

How do you know when the time is right to get a standing desk? What if you wait too long?

Since standing desks are a relatively new product, it can be challenging for people to determine what indicates a need for an adjustable standing desk. We thought we would pull together some of the situations or indicators that have led people to make the decision to upgrade their current static chair and desk to a sit-stand desk or standing desk.


You probably need a standing desk if…


  1. You find yourself slouching or hunching over your computer desk.
  2. You drink coffee all day to keep your energy level up.
  3. You feel like you need to go to the chiropractor – again.
  4. You have created make-shift or DIY standing desks that have given you temporary relief.
  5. You feel sleepy, drained, or unfocused at work.
  6. You rarely get out of your desk and usually eat lunch at your desk.
  7. You are gassy or irregular.signs you need a standing desk
  8. You like to fidget or move during the day.
  9. You exercise before or after work but feel stagnant when you are at work.
  10. You are ready for change.
  11. Sometimes you don’t feel productive, but your not sure what to do about it.
  12. After work, you just feel like sitting on the couch with some Netflix.
  13. You have pain or stiffness in your back or joints.
  14. Your current desk and chair setup is not ergonomically correct and is not adjustable to your needs.
  15. You are continually stretching, moving, adjusting to get comfortable in your chair.
  16. You have a history of carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis, or bursitis, or other injuries that come from repetitive motions.
  17. Your hips or back often “crack” after a few hours of work.
  18. You like the idea of burning more calories during the workday to avoid weight gain, or possibly lose weight.
  19. You welcome the idea of having more energy and focus during the day.
  20. You have gained weight recently and want to be more active.
  21. Your employer is open to ergonomic improvements and the wellness of their employees.
  22. Your flexibility or range of motion has become limited.
  23. You like the idea of a treadmill desk but want to start with a standing desk and work your way up.
  24. You would enjoy a change of scenery from time to time.
  25. You had a standing desk at your previous job and have experienced the benefits.
  26. You have a history of poor posture.
  27. You enjoy talking on the phone while standing, or having “walking meetings”.
  28. You want to avoid risks from prolonged sitting that are associated with diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer.
  29. You get bored easily.


How many of these statements describe you? Give HealthPostures a call at 800-277-1841or contact us here if you are ready to improve your workday and your health.  We have several different options for home offices, corporate settings, and even medical offices.  The Stance Angle Chair transforms how we think about sitting and products like the Clever Electric Lift Legs can turn any work surface into an adjustable desktop.