The secret to finding your perfect desk height

Most of us spend a good chunk of the day sitting at a desk. So, choosing desks that fit our bodies is an essential part of our everyday comfort. There is one factor, however, that many people don’t consider when looking for a desk, and that’s height.

Ergonomically correct office furniture can prevent chronic strain. Not to mention, the added comfort can help cause you to be 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 fit, your arms should rest comfortably on the surface. Another solution, if the desk still doesn’t fit quite right, is to adjust your chair height or try a desk with a pullout keyboard drawer.

Picking the right desk is a simple 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.