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Ergonomic seating at your computer, anyone?

 
 
roger
 
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Reply Tue 9 Aug, 2005 07:11 am
I tried the ball, and gave it up. Would have loved to have seen the look on Nermal's face when he got his claws into it.

I kept bouncing on the ball, and had to keep both feet on the floor, an unnatural arrangement if I ever hear of one. I tried it a few years ago on Deb's recommendation. Back when Raven's had a workable chat room.
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msolga
 
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Reply Tue 9 Aug, 2005 07:18 am
Laughing That's very funny, Roger!

Now, about your stool at work: You'd say it's good for posture/your back? (I'm interested!)
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roger
 
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Reply Tue 9 Aug, 2005 07:23 am
I don't promise all that, but it's tops for freedom of movement and most of all, stretching. As I say, I haven't used a chair once since getting it. The brand is important. Not just any stooll will work for an eight hour day.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Tue 9 Aug, 2005 07:24 am
I think we should leave Roger's bowel movements VERY much out of this!!!!

Msolga!!!!
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msolga
 
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Reply Tue 9 Aug, 2005 07:25 am
Right. I think a lot of my current discomfort stems from a fairly ordinary computer chair.
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msolga
 
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Reply Tue 9 Aug, 2005 07:28 am
dlowan wrote:
I think we should leave Roger's bowel movements VERY much out of this!!!!

Msolga!!!!


Laughing Deb!
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msolga
 
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Reply Tue 9 Aug, 2005 07:33 am
I've gotta admit, bouncing around on a big ball while typing on the computer, does sound a very, very interesting challenge! Laughing
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dlowan
 
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Reply Tue 9 Aug, 2005 07:57 am
You do NOT bounce!!!!!!!!

You just have to keep using muscles to balance, so you don't get as stale.
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msolga
 
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Reply Tue 9 Aug, 2005 07:59 am
Awwwwwwwwwwww! Sad
Bouncing sounded like much more fun!
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Heeven
 
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Reply Tue 9 Aug, 2005 08:09 am
I investigated ergonomics once when I worked in risk management for an office. We tested out a wide variety of chairs and went to seminars and visited companies that made these chairs etc., and it really and truly does depend on the person the chair is for. I don't think these chairs with all their bells and whistles are right for everyone. I did try that knee-stool and couldn't take it for a whole day, but then I have knee problems (I can't kneel at all).

Deb, my hat is off to you if you balance on the ball for any length of time. I have one of those also and it's an athletic feat for me to be able to balance on it at all. I have bounced off the floor more times than on the ball!
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 9 Aug, 2005 09:54 am
I picture meself sprawled about here and there from bouts with the ball...

Roger's stool sample seems nifty, and, while not cheap, is not in the price realm of some really good chairs.

I have not had the pleasure of trying one of those super chairs. My dentist back in LA was all excited about getting one; all I remember was that it was out-of-this-world expensive. I've bought a few desk chairs in the last ten years, and, choosing from the chairs at lowers prices has left me with chairs I have to add various pillows to. Luckily, my drafting chair (tall) at work was a good investment because that has worked well for me for a long time.

On the back, I remember a thread, probably here on a2k, about back pain, and remember looking up some website on it, and reading essentially what Deb said, the idea is to keep the lower back moving - not so much whether you sit any one way, but to tense and untense all the muscles. So the ball sounds perfect for that (for the specially concaved butted
individual). And the stool does sound good for that. It would probably take me a bit of time to get used to not having a back back there to lean back on...
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msolga
 
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Reply Wed 10 Aug, 2005 02:56 am
Interesting! Thanks folks! Very Happy

Thinking, thinking, thinking ....
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bryboy
 
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Reply Sat 27 Aug, 2005 11:02 am
Providing you with an ergonomic chair and stuff will truly be comfortable. I guess the manner in which you sit is the same problem that most of us have, finding that right position where you can work conveniently. I would suggest you get one at home as well, probably you could get used to it the more and find that right posture. Very Happy
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bryboy
 
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Reply Sat 27 Aug, 2005 11:03 am
Providing you with an ergonomic chair and stuff will truly be comfortable. I guess the manner in which you sit is the same problem that most of us have, finding that right position where you can work conveniently. I would suggest you get one at home as well, probably you could get used to it the more and find that right posture. Very Happy
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msolga
 
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Reply Sat 27 Aug, 2005 05:50 pm
Thanks, dryboy & welcome to A2K! Very Happy

I'm taking my time with this. It could be expensive & I don't want to be stuck with something unsuitable. Right now, I'm very taken with the idea of one of those "tractor seats".
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roger
 
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Reply Sat 27 Aug, 2005 06:49 pm
Remember my little scam, msolga. I got the company to buy one, so I could have a free trial. When I get the money, I'll have one at home too.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Sat 27 Aug, 2005 07:02 pm
I sit on a small ladies sidechair I bought at an auction about 10 years ago. It is very very firm. It does pretty well for me - the only thing I miss on it is arms, as I like to sling my right knee over the arms of most chairs I sit in.

My expensive ergonomic chair at work is horribly uncomfortable in comparison.
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msolga
 
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Reply Sat 27 Aug, 2005 11:24 pm
roger wrote:
Remember my little scam, msolga. I got the company to buy one, so I could have a free trial. When I get the money, I'll have one at home too.


No chance, Roger! The "company" is the government! And they aint going to do that, no way!
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msolga
 
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Reply Sat 27 Aug, 2005 11:25 pm
ehBeth wrote:
I sit on a small ladies sidechair I bought at an auction about 10 years ago. It is very very firm. It does pretty well for me - the only thing I miss on it is arms, as I like to sling my right knee over the arms of most chairs I sit in.

My expensive ergonomic chair at work is horribly uncomfortable in comparison.


What do you have at work, ehBeth? (just so's I don't end up with one!)
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sat 27 Aug, 2005 11:42 pm
Mrs. Walter uses since a couple of years a relaxing seat and another one computering from a firm, which makes furniture that moves - I like to sit on her 'rocking chairs' :wink:
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