Most of us spend a good chunk of the day sitting at a desk. So, selecting desks that fit our bodies is a vital 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 increased comfort can help make you more productive.

In order to ensure a desk is the right 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 height for you, your hands should rest comfortable on its surface. For minor adjustments, consider using an adjustable chair or a desk with a pullout keyboard drawer. 

Using a desk that is the ideal height can save you a great deal of unnecessary discomfort, including potential chronic back problems. So, putting in a little time and effort to find the perfect desk is typically worth it.

For more information on finding the proper desk height, check out this Lifehacker article.