In-Depth review of the Ikea Fredde computer workstation. Everything you need to know about this gaming & productivity focused desk. Is it worth the cash? Find out in my review. Cheers!
A desk is not a one size fits all thing. Just like a wide pear of pants wont fit a skinny person. The average standard desk height seems to be around 29 inches. The height of desks, like chairs, chairs are designed to work optimally for the average or common body type. Unfortunately, we live in a world where greater priority is given to money and not to leaving breathing creatures. Its the same with office chairs, one chair might work well for one person but not another.
This is nice desk but like any other desk that is not height adjustable, the chances of the desk being the most comfortable height in relation to your body height is not so certain.
I have been researching into this stuff myself because I am suffering from back/neck/shoulder pain and I have woken up to the serious importance of computer workstations and the impact they can have on our health over time.
In an ideal world the desk and chair would adapt to our bodies and not the opposite. That day will hopefully arrive in the future but in the meantime I strongly encourage you all to do your own research into computer workstation ergonomics. Find out what desks and chairs might be better suited for you body height and size. Your health is your wealth.
Finally, we human beings were not designed to be sitting still and using computers in strange positions all day long completely avoid from physical activity. Whatever desk, chair workstation you use, pay attention and listen to your body, don’t sit through pain and makee changes to your setup accordingly, research good ergonomics and take regular exercise and stretching breaks while at the desk and also while away from it.
You will spend most of your life sitting down so try to mad it as comfortable and safe as possible. Forget what your family, friends or coworkers may think. You will be setting a good example for them.
Since the making of this video I have been doing a lot of research into back, neck, and shoulder pain as a result of sitting down for long periods of time (read on for some basic tips).What I am learning is that I really need to change some of the bad habits I have formed while sitting on a chair at my desk. We always seem to have to adapt to our chair and desks but I think it should be the other way around.
It is so important that we sit with a good posture and take regular breaks. I will be making a video regarding this topic from the research I do at a later date and I will link it to this video. When sitting on your chair at your desk, try to maintain the natural curve of your spine. A chair with good lumbar support would help with this.
But remember, a chair was not custom designed for you and your body type. So unless your chair is fully adjustable, you may need to improvise to achieve the desired level of comfort and ergonomics for long periods of sitting.
From my research, your eyes should be level with the top of (or near the top of) your monitor. You should use your eyes to look down and not your neck. Tilting the head downward to look at your monitor is bad but tilting upwards can also be bad. It’s all about creating that natural balance so the weight of your head is not putting any strain on your neck muscles.
Also, try to keep your ears level with your shoulders and your elbows close to your body. Your arms should bent at around a 90 degree angle.
Please do your own research into this matter. Don’t follow what I say because there is still so much more I need to research on this subject. You can never spend too much time researching this subject because it is so important for our health. We humans are not designed or supposed to be sitting down for the lengths of time we do. Pay attention to your body everyone & stay pain free. Irishlad147.
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