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Old 07-04-2018, 02:53 PM
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Default Desk chair alternatives

So I'm a full time editor now, and so spend quite a bit of time at my desk in front of my computer. Regular computer chairs just kill my back, so I've been trying out various different things. A kneeling style chair was ok for a few days, then started messing with my knees.

Currently I'm trying out a yoga exercise ball, and this looks like it might work. I can shift around on it, move and stretch and twist, plus it encourages me to keep my spine straight as I balance on it because it moves a bit even if I'm not, really. It is one HELL of a workout, too, especially with music going because I actually dance in place. Got a rather large range of movement, while keeping my hands steady at the keyboard. Will have to wait and see if I still like it in a week.

I have no idea what I'll try next if this doesn't work out. I've already been through 3 or 4 regular chairs also trying to find one that wasn't hideously uncomfortable.
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Old 07-04-2018, 05:07 PM
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I sit in my mother's old rocking chair at my computer desk. It's an old probably-cheap chair from the late 60's or early 70's that has lasted pretty well, all things considered. The only downside is it's too comfortable; I sometimes fall asleep just sitting here.
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Old 07-04-2018, 09:23 PM
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See if you can find an ergonomic desk chair where the seat tilt is adjustable. If it's tilted forward it's a lot more comfortable for long-term occupation.
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Old 07-10-2018, 12:22 AM
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Have you tried a standing desk? I have one of the Varidesk units that sits on a table and lets me use it standing or sitting.
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Old 07-10-2018, 01:00 AM
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How about a rope swing? Or one of those 80s-tastic swing-you-upside-down-atrons?
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Old 07-10-2018, 09:57 PM
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Most ott thing I've seen is a Zero G workstation. you need a decent reclining chair so you're laying mostflat looking up.
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Old 07-10-2018, 11:13 PM
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Bungee chair. I really like mine. I want to find a highback to try out.
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