Say you’re looking to buy a CanDesk, or you’ve recently purchased one, and you’re wondering what accessories to buy for it next. Well, the answer to this question depends entirely on you.
For instance, if you wear comfortable footwear such as running shoes or any other shoes with soft and supportive soles when you’re standing at your CanDesk, an Anti-Fatigue Mat is less important. If you wear dress shoes, heeled shoes, or any other kinds of shoes with firm unforgiving soles, we suggest that an Anti-Fatigue Mat be the first thing you buy. Having proper support is not only important for your bones and joints, it also makes you feel more comfortable and improves your stamina when you’re standing.
Depending on your height and your computer configuration, a Monitor Mount might be the next most important accessory that you buy for your CanDesk. The importance of maintaining a neutral posture throughout the day cannot be overstated. This means that your legs are straight, your back is straight, and your neck is straight. The job of the Monitor Mount is to ensure that you don’t have to keep bending your neck to look down (or up) at your screens for extended periods of time. You may be able to get away with this behaviour in the short to medium term if you take breaks and stretch often, but it will wreak havoc on your neck, shoulders, and upper back in the long term if it remains unchecked. The ability to raise, lower, tilt, turn, and twist your monitor/s to fit your body and your needs is crucial to ensuring your comfort throughout the day. If you don’t use computers much during the course of your work day, perhaps a document holder should be on your wish list instead. The overriding objective remains the same: Keep everything as neutral, natural, and comfortable as possible.