Many employees in Germany spend the whole day at their desks - this also means that they have to sit for at least eight hours. Even a small incorrect posture can cause damage to the back or permanent pain. In this blog article we will therefore look at what the ideal height of the desk is and what other aspects you should consider at work to protect your health! Tip: Would you like to know which office chair is right for you? On the desqup website, under the Blog menu item , you will find many other articles that deal with this topic, among other things. Health risks from the wrong desk height – you need to know that Many people underestimate the dangers of having the wrong desk height . Being in a fixed position for a long time can quickly damage the body if the posture is not correct. To give you a better idea of what can happen if your desk is set at the wrong height , let\u0026#39;s look at common consequences. Neck and back pain: If your desk is set too low or significantly too high, you have to bend down or look up to see the monitor. This quickly creates an unhealthy bend in the spine and neck, causing tension and pain Shoulder and wrist pain: If your desk is too low, you have to shrug your shoulders to type properly. If, on the other hand, it is significantly too high, the wrists have to be raised, which puts excessive strain on the tendons and muscles there Fatigue: Sitting in an uncomfortable position all day puts undue strain on the body. You get tired faster and you are also less efficient Eye strain: If the desk height is not right, then the distance between the eyes and the screen is usually not right either. This puts undue strain on your eyes and can quickly lead to pain These are just some of the consequences that an incorrect desk height can have - that\u0026#39;s why you should take care of the right setting at an early stage. With a height-adjustable desk from desqup, the adjustment is done within a few seconds . Thanks to the electric, stepless height adjustment with three memory buttons for a fixed height, you no longer have problems adopting a healthy working posture . Would you like to learn more about desqup products? Then please have a look here . But now to our simple guide on how to find the right desk height. Working while seated: How to set the right desk height Depending on whether you work primarily sitting or standing , there are different points of reference for setting the correct desk height . How high your desk really needs to be depends primarily on your height . In this paragraph we give you the most important pointers on which you can adjust your desk perfectly. Important: In addition to the desk height, the seat height must also be taken into account. The distance between the seat and the table should always be 27 to 32 centimeters. This way you can comfortably cross your legs without touching the table. How to set your desk height ideally: Your forearms should be at a 90-degree angle on the table when you\u0026#39;re sitting upright with your back straight If, despite the lowest setting, your chair is too high for your feet to touch the floor, you can use a footrest Your legs should form a right angle, and about two fingers should fit between the back of your knees and the seat cushion The top of your screen should be level with your eyes. So you don\u0026#39;t have to tilt or stretch your head to see everything well In addition to these desk height tips, there are other things you should consider if you want to implement perfect posture. The quality of your work also benefits from this: if your body is relaxed and does not assume an unhealthy posture, it is less stressed and you can concentrate on your actual work. Your desk chair should support a healthy posture . For this it is important that the backrest does not give way too much and the padding is not too soft . Otherwise, the chair at work quickly resembles an armchair in the living room, and posture suffers accordingly. We recommend an ergonomic sitting and standing stool like the desqup Motion . This has a 360-degree movable base plate, which keeps you moving even when you are sitting - without you noticing anything. Here you will find detailed product pages and application examples for the desqup Motion - please have a look! Working while standing – the height of the desk is also crucial here! Even when standing, there are a few things to consider in terms of desk height and correct posture so that you do not endanger your health. In this paragraph we also give you some tips for working at a height-adjustable desk . Your elbow should also form a 90-degree angle here, and the other rules apply just as they do when working while seated. Also make sure that you do not shift your weight unevenly to one leg, otherwise one-sided pain can quickly occur. Another phenomenon that can quickly happen at the standing desk is that you fall forward onto the table, i.e. lie down. This is very unhealthy as you bend your spine - so make sure you keep your back straight at all times. We also recommend dynamic standing. So change your position regularly, walk around or sit down every now and then. During your working day, you should regularly change your working posture to keep your circulation going. By the way, this also means more blood gets to your head and you can concentrate better and get more done. Tip: The ergonomic sitting and standing stools from desqup take up to 60 percent of your body weight while standing. So they combine the advantages of sitting and standing and can also be quickly adjusted.