Frequently asked questions
Health Benefits of Standing Desks
What is a standing desk good for?
A standing desk enables you to stand while working and therefore helps reduce the amount of time spent sitting on a daily basis. The use of a standing desk, due to a decrease in the sitting time, has been proved to help reduce chronic shoulder and back pain (Harvard Medical School), lower blood sugar (Luminohealth) and decrease the risk of heart disease (Harvard Medical School). Also, it’s been shown that the use of a standing desk leads to increased well-being (BMJ 2018), which is no surprise as health and well-being go hand in hand.
Do standing desks really work?
Yes, many studies have shown that the use of a standing desk when working has a large number of health and well-being benefits (Harvard Medical School, Luminohealth, healthline). Their use appears to help mitigate blood sugar rises, decrease the risk of heart disease and reduce chronic shoulder and back pain, as well as improve mood and energy levels.
Will a standing desk help me lose weight?
As of now, it seems standing while working won’t help with weight loss on its own (MedicalNewsToday). However, standing desks have been proven to help with other health issues such as blood sugar spikes, back pain and heart diseases (Harvard Medical School).
Will a standing desk help with neck pain?
Can a standing desk cause back pain?
Will the use of a standing deks increase my well-being?
Yes, the use of a standing desk has been shown to improve one’s well-being (flexispot, BMJ 2018). Since health and well-being are closely linked to each other, improvements in health thanks to less sitting lead to improved well-being in the case of using a standing desk.
How long should you stand at your standing desk?
Occasionally lifting a leg and moving your body to a small extent can help extend the duration for which you will be able to stand comfortably ( Technology.org).
However, it’s advised that you don’t stand for too long as it can lead to back pain and other similar issues.
Ratios of 1:1 and 2:1 of sitting and standing are generally recommended as the most appropriate solution to improving and maintaining one’s health in an office job ( ergonofis).
When to use a standing desk?
You can use a standing desk anytime you want. However, it’s recommended that you change to a different position than standing every 20 minutes or so (Startstanding).
What material should a standing desk be made of?
Standing desks can be made of any suitable material such as wood, bamboo, plastic or metal. However, we at hydesk care about our environment, which is why we make our standing desks from bamboo as using bamboo for such a purpose is one of the most sustainable solutions.
Features of hydesk
How heavy is hydesk?
What material is hydesk made of?
Where are hydesks manufactured and distributed?
How big is hydesk?
hydesk’s dimensions are:
Since hydesk is very light and thin in profile when folded, it fits into a regular backpack and can therefore be transported very conveniently.
How much weight can hydesk hold?
hydesk can hold up to 10 kg, so even if you place a large monitor on it, it will do its job.
What colours can I get hydesk in?
At the moment, you can choose from a natural and caramel colour here.
Will the hydesk be assembled already when delivered?
Where can I order spare parts if I need any?
If you need any spare parts, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will ensure you get any spare parts you need.
How should I assemble my hydesk?
We’ve created a video guide which explains how to assemble a hydesk. The video can be accessed here: Assembly.
Will I need my own equipment for the assembly?
How long does it take to assemble hydesk?
How long is the warranty on the hydesk?
How fast will my order be delivered?
To ensure high quality of each hydesk we decided to produce them in small batches. This approach allows our artisan partners to assemble each item carefully without creating large amounts of waste. The expected delivery time for the current batch is stated in the shopping cart.
What service is used for deliveries?
We are using the premium DHL GoGreen service to deliver hydesks to our customers because we want to have the least carbon footprint and deliver our orders in the shortest amount of time possible.
Refunds & Returns
Can I return my hydesk and get a refund? Will I have to pay for shipping?
Yes, you can return your hydesk and get a refund if necessary.
If there’s an issue with your hydesk, contact us at email@example.com and share your experience.
If in line with our Terms and Conditions, we will send you a prepaid return label, which you should attach onto the package in which you will be sending the hydesk and you will receive a refund.
In this case, however, you will have to manage the whole shipping process and cover the cost of shipping yourself.
This policy has been set in place to minimise unnecessary returns, which in turn helps mitigate our carbon footprint.
To exercise your right of contract withdrawal, send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, stating that you would like to withdraw from the contract. Please include your invoice, which you were sent after your order.
You aren’t required to send us your hydesk in the original packaging, although it would be ideal.
If you decide not to send your hydesk in the original packaging, please make sure that the packaging in which you will be sending the hydesk is appropriate for such a product.
• The right of withdrawal does not apply to consumers who do not belong to any member state of the European Union at the time the contract is concluded and whose sole residence and delivery address are outside the European Union at the time the contract is concluded.
How do I contact customer support of hydesk.co?
You can reach our customer support at email@example.com if you have a question or want to share your thoughts on hydesk with us.
How do I contact hydesk if I am a business or a media organisation?
For business and media related questions and queries, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Usage of hydesk
Can I travel with hydesk?
Yes. Thanks to its light weight and thin profile, hydesk is more than suitable for travelling. You can easily fit it into an ordinary backpack like a laptop.
How does hydesk work?
Is it safe to eat on hydesk?
Yes, using hydesk as a dining table is considered safe. However, be aware that we won’t be responsible for any stains on your hydesk if you decide to use it for dining purposes. ;)
How high should my hydesk be?
Where to store hydesk?
You can store your hydesk nearly anywhere thanks to its thin profile. For example, you can store it in a drawer or on a bookshelf.