Sitting at a desk for a long time often leads to permanent back pain and muscle tension. Height-adjustable desks are designed to counteract the problem of sitting for long periods of time. We present some recommended models.

Lack of exercise can be a factor in many different medical conditions. Sitting for a long time is inevitable, especially in everyday office life. Even the trend towards working from home has not solved this problem. Height-adjustable desks are intended to prevent poor posture and back pain, but these are not particularly cheap, but an investment should still be worthwhile in the long term.

At a height-adjustable desk, you can work both sitting and standing, as the table top is freely adjustable. The vast majority of devices can be easily adjusted in height at the push of a button on a control panel. Some devices also have a memory function that can store two or more heights.

In the following table we present a selection of particularly recommendable height-adjustable desks. Below we give you some information worth knowing about the function of the tables and what you should generally pay attention to when working while standing.

Even if you don’t have any back, neck, or shoulder problems yet, it’s highly recommended to alternate between sitting and standing activities. In most cases, the consequences of permanent poor posture only become noticeable much later. In addition, the leg veins are heavily stressed by sitting for long periods of time.

A variation between sitting and standing also benefits your circulation, and you also burn a few more calories than in a sedentary activity – calculated on a weekly basis that makes a lot.

However, it’s important to know that standing all the time isn’t the answer. A good mix of sitting and standing is best for the body.

It doesn’t matter whether you work sitting or standing, a healthy posture is always important. If you work while standing at your desk, you should definitely pay attention to the following points:

For this comparison, a specialist editor from our partner examined test reports from other publications as well as the most popular offers (“best sellers”) and customer opinions from online retailers. Based on this, the product selection was made. For the selection of the top devices, models with more than four stars and a reasonably high number of ratings come into question. A selection of customer reviews was read and devices were selected that, based on the professional assessment, meet the needs of the users. The products have not been tested in the CHIP test center.

All products that the CHIP test center had in the laboratory can be found in this list of the best. Products that have also been tested by our other cooperation partners can be found in the test