LeanRite usability testers ranging in height from under 5'0" to 6'5" tall reported that they were able to comfortably use our standing desk chair. The recommended weight tolerance for sitting is 270 pounds.
People of shorter stature may benefit from adding a foam footrest when in the fully seated position. We recommend a specific non-slip model that we now offer in our online store.
Click here for a more detailed overview of the LeanRite standing desk chair's specifications.
Research shows that seat-backs are unnecessary and may even be harmful to our back muscles. Seat-backs are modern "conveniences" that force our anatomy into unnatural positions while purporting to correct flaws intrinsic to our bodies. The biggest benefit of not having a seat-back is a user's ability to sit a little higher than usual, which increases our hip angles. A more open hip angle activates core muscles and helps us keep more of a natural curve in our spine.
We're all designed a bit differently, so start out in a position that's comfortable for you and vary the setting throughout the day. You should be able to easily move the seat position from leaning, to perching, to sitting, and also move your knees and feet often. Through regular movement you will maintain the healthiest muscle structure and burn more calories. See our user manual, and our YouTube Video for examples of potential positions and corresponding healthy postures.
Nope! The LeanRite is stabilized by your own bodyweight. The base dimensions are designed so the center of gravity keeps the LeanRite stable. When operated as recommended in our usage guide, it is nearly impossible to tip over. Keeping two feet on the LeanRite is suggested.
The base is 18 inches (just under 46 cm) at its widest and 30 inches (just over 76 cm) at its longest. Click here for a more detailed overview of the LeanRite's specifications. For reference, a typical office chair's width takes up 24 to 26 inches of floor space.
Some people may find it difficult to lower at first especially if it's fully extended in the uppermost position. Try this: stand on the platform, facing the seat. Lean your elbows into the seat pan while applying a bit of downward force and depress the foot pedal while pushing down. Once the seat is in motion, you can also use the hand lever to assist in lowering it. It becomes second nature quickly.
Listen to your body and take a break. The LeanRite helps you move throughout the day, so you can go from standing to sitting to leaning. If you’re just getting started with the LeanRite, try to stand a bit more each day. Remember, the goal isn’t to go from sitting all day to standing all day. Instead, strive to vary your position and keep moving throughout the day.
There are two ways to move the LeanRite. When behind it, put your foot on the back and tilt the seat backwards to roll it like a dolly. There is another way which is to straddle the base once the seat is in the lower position, keep your feet on the floor and reach between your legs and lift, then pull the seat forward. This should raise the front tip of the LeanRite and it will roll smoothly when on a hard surface or carpet. When you want to stand again, just straddle the base and use your legs to push the seat backwards.
Some people like to use a foam footrest when sitting. A footrest can provide relief when standing as well. Here's an example of someone using it in the standing position. Check out our blog on the subject: https://ergoimpact.com/blogs/news/the-ergonomic-footrest-an-essential-accessory-to-any-desk-sitting-standing-or-height-adjustable
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