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    Office chair and desk ideas

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    I remember mark posted about working standing up. This is an interesting idea, especially if you can add in an adjustable table to go from a stand to sitting position. With LCD screens you might be able to get a screen holder that can pivot in any direction to allow you to work from standing to sitting.

    At home I do a lot of 3d computer graphics (i'm trying to get a job creating game character for computer/video games) which require long hours sitting. I also tend to lean back in my chair or hunch forward to draw on my Wacom tablet, which probably isn't very good back wise either. Any suggestions on decent chairs and desk for the home and future job?

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    I am adding something similar to my office:
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    I like the treadmill idea, although it would be hard to focus on it.

    The swopper hehe looks interesting yet overpriced

    http://www.thehumansolution.com/swopper.html

    A fidgety chair you can move all around in.
    http://www.ergodepot.com/HAG_Capisco_p/8106.htm

    Same with the adjustable desk.

    http://www.beyondtheofficedoor.com/MAY-6XXLTC.php#tabs
    Nice idea but horrible cost. Hopefully they will get more popular and drop in price by the time I get a new job.

    An exercise ball! It might work!
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    They are some crazy devices guys.
    Yep, no arguing with the standup workstation, wish i could.
    Best solutions i know are as follows:

    Keep your back straight, bum out, still on a stool if you can.
    Dont wear your shoes at your desk.
    Roll a tennisball under your feet, its so good for you!!!

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    Sitting on the ball unfortunately deflates the ball quicker. So you would probably have to pump the ball up a lot.

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    I wish I had a standing work station.


    If you find yourself slouching, try raising your monitors to eye level, or get a lower chair... I've done the latter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by strom View Post
    Sitting on the ball unfortunately deflates the ball quicker. So you would probably have to pump the ball up a lot.
    Not if it's a good quality ball and you keep the area clear of staples, paper clips, etc. I have 2 FitBALL "chairs" and I pump up the one at work about every 3 months and I have yet to have to add air to the one I've been using at home for over year.

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    How do you like using them for home purposes? Do you ever get tired and try to lean back too much?

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    I modified my computer station at home so I could stand up. I tend to sit way too much, still. I found a barstool thats the perfect height >.>
    but I adjusted my screen so I need to stand up to actually see properly.
    Its a work in progress.
    Calm the f**k down.

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    I started a new job in May. I have a regular sit desk, but modified a book shelf to hold my laptop so I can stand and work. I love it. My back feels better.

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