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LINAK sit-stand guide

Five easy steps to get more out of your height adjustable office desk, enjoy a healthier lifestyle, and be happier and more efficient at work. Standing for 5-15 mins every hour might be enough.

Overriding a learned sedentary behaviour is a real behavioural challenge. We have put together a guide showing you how to get away from your chair during your workday.

How to vary between standing and sitting while you work
The most important thing is to vary your position and move around, preferably three times an hour. Instead of sitting for long periods of time, you can switch between standing and sitting. Remember good posture and to stand with your body weight evenly distributed on both legs.
  • Start by raising your desk and stand for 15 minutes each hour before you go to lunch.
  • Raise your desk just before your lunch break. Then your desk will be in the right position when you get back from lunch.
  • Just after lunch, stand for 15 minutes before lowering your desk to sit for 45 minutes.
  • Raise your desk again every hour so you work standing up for 15 minutes each hour for the rest of the day.
  • Raise your desk before you leave for the day – then it is ready for the next day.
Important reservations when varying between standing and sitting: If you are pregnant, have varicose veins or have a health condition that may prevent you from standing for 5-15 minutes at a time every hour, you should contact your doctor to make sure that this will not be detrimental to your health.

If you would like to stand up while working, you need to make this a habit, and get your body accustomed to working standing up. It may be that you cannot stand for very long, so start with five minutes.

Remember that you must switch between standing and sitting, and move around as much as possible in between. It is not healthy either to stand up and work all day - the ideal situation is to strike a balance between sitting and standing.

Technology can help you standing during the day
With LINAK Desk Control™ software, you can control your desk via software on your PC/Mac and command any movement from your computer keyboard. You can set goals for your movements (time or calories burned), get readouts of your actual position, set preference positions and see a history of your movements, time and calories burned. 

With LINAK Desk Control, your personal coach is right in front of you – all the time. 

If you want to know more about what switching between sitting and standing can do for your health, visit the Moving Desks website.



Stand up for your health


LINAK Desk Control - reminds you to stand up


Regular exercise is not enough


Move brochure

A small booklet about why and how height adjustable desks should be used.

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