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Old 08-28-2013, 01:00 PM   #21
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You can do it for an hour or so but then you need to sit.

So you would need a stool that can let you work on the elevated surface or just remember to get up and move around.
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Old 08-28-2013, 02:10 PM   #22
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Office Balance Ball Chair (53 cm Diameter) at Fat Catalogoffice-balance-ball-chair-53-cm-diameter-/?sc_cid=GoogleFeed_CHA-BRT53WL&adtype=pla&kw={keyword}
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Old 08-28-2013, 02:50 PM   #23
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I have considered one of these; but, general concensus seems to be that they are not a great idea. Some fairly recent articles, most with more links:

Personally, I am a huge fan of the Aeron but am too cheap to purchase one for my own office.
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Just a quick update. My back feels pretty good and a lot better than the past couple of days.

As for a chair, I have an old knee sit chair (like the one pictured) which helps put my body weight forward towards the knees instead of the back.

I like regular chairs more but for the time being, I'm gonna use the knee sit chair to be safe.
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Another vote for Herman Miller.. Not soft and cushy but very supportive. Not a great pic, but it looks a little like a sci-fi capts chair from the back

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Personally, I am a huge fan of the Aeron but am too cheap to purchase one for my own office.
FWIW mine is 15 years old and shows no wear at all, it'll probably last longer than I do. I expected the mesh (on the seat especially) to stretch and get "baggy" in time, but it's not sagging at all. Very well built...
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I'm sitting in my Aeron chair right now. It's great.

I did have to play around with the adjustments for a while before I got them right. Worth every penny.
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This is what I have at work. I trade mine out with a less used one from the conference room ever six months or so. Our local office supply company got us 20 of them for half price. It is not a bad sitting chair. My chair at home is from Sam's Club. I sat in chairs from all the office big box stores, and found the one from Sam's to be the best fit for me. I don't remember the name, but it cost less than $200.

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I stand, or sit on my exercise ball (Swiss Ball). I have used this for years as I like my huge monitor and would not enjoy a laptop..

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This is a topic near and dear to my heart. I was heavily involved with providing engineering support to our organization's ergonomics program. You should not be focusing just on your chair. You chair is just one component of your computer workstation. Your desk, keyboard, monitor angle & height, mouse, and foot rests all come into play as well. Here is one of many websites that tell you house you should evaluate your desk area.

Guide to Setting Up an Ergonomic Computer Station

Sit/stand desks became popular toward the last couple of years at my w*rkplace. Some people stand all the time. I varied between sitting and standing throughout the day. However, you need to have preset heights and an electronic desk.

We also had software that prompted rest breaks and a short exercise routine. Getting up to walk around for a couple of minutes is OK but you can also add a few neck, finger, wrist, and leg stretches as well.

The message here is that you could take all the recommendations for chairs and still not be comfortable because the rest of you desk setup is not correct. We had an ergonomic office that let you try out chairs for 1 month and return them if you didn't like them. That shows that you have to shop around to get one right for you.
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For those considering the standing approach, I've been using one of these for at least fifteen years. DW has one too, although she mainly (75% of the time) uses it in seated mode.

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