Re: office chair
- From: "Tony S." <email_tonys@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 14 Aug 2006 23:34:06 GMT
"Charlie Pendejo" <Charlie.Pendejo@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
I thought to ask rec.running this question, and when I brought up the
newsgroup lo and behold Ozzie was back! Thanks for dropping in, Oz,
and I bet either you'll have some thoughts or at least your
reappearance is a good omen that someone will.
Question: can anyone recommend either a specific chair for computing,
or else where and how I should look for one?
When I needed one I just went to Costco and got a cheap but decent $100 one
with full back support.
In the last year or two I've - largely inspired by what I've read here
- made a conscious effort to change my sitting posture. I now
generally try to sit upright on my sitz bone, near the edge of the
seat, rather than sitting back on my hamstrings as encouraged if not
demanded by so many ostensibly "comfy" chairs.
I think you're onto it - being aware of posture is key. I try to keep my
neck straight consciously, and I tend to read at night lying on my stomach,
which arches the back and forces the neck back and up too. Bicycling also is
good in that it forces the neck and head back - the opposite of a hunched
over working position.
The chair in front of my home computer doesn't work very well with such
posture: its seat and back are made from bungee cords strung across the
frame. I'd consider using a kitchen chair but need at least height
adjustability if not swivel and slide.
I'd appreciate any suggestions, general or specific - things to look
for, brands, models, places to buy, links to "how to buy an office
chair which is friendly to your back and your running muscles" sites,
testimonials, whatever ya got. Anders, haven't you mentioned using one
of those kneeling chairs? Thoughts?
I had one of those kneeling chairs and it worked ok, but overall it wasn't
very comfortable, and occasional counteractive stretching throughout the day
helps. For me the easiest and most effective is the simple back bend while
pushing the hips out forward.
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