Pain from Sitting at Computer!

Hey crypto friends, have you had pain from sitting at the computer for long periods? I had this problem and was helped by getting a standing desk converter that enabled me to sit or stand to use my computer. Check out FlexiSpot for helpful ergonomic options for your computer station.

When I started my new job back in March, I specifically requested a standing desk. My back is much better since!

I got something similar to this off Amazon for less than $200: https://www.amazon.ca/VIVO-Adjustable-Converter-Workstation-DESK-V000K/dp/B075JYG2TB/ref=sr_1_5?keywords=standing+desk&qid=1569251808&sr=8-5

Well worth it! I stand about 6-7 hours per day. I still need to watch my posture though, because even standing you could get lazy and have a band stance.

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@FaierPlay, glad to hear you got a standing desk for your new job and that it has helped. That VIVO desk looks similar to the one I got, FlexiSpot’s AlcoveRiser Standing Desk Converter M7.

Standing so long could also negatively affect body circulation and cause spider veins in legs. Could help to wear compression socks.

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Woah, really? Noted. Based no your research, is there a rotation you recommend? For example, 1 hr standing then 1 hr sitting?

I’d be interested in optimizing for the best long-term results.

Alternating sitting and standing is a good idea, though I’m not sure about time intervals. 1 hour sounds good because you could take a break to stretch and then adjust to/from sitting or standing. Regular cardiovascular exercise would also help improve your body’s circulation.

Another good thing I recommend is an anti-fatigue mat (at least 3/4" thick) for standing work.

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I’m wondering if my boss will buy me one of these…

https://www.dailydot.com/debug/altwork-station-desk-laying-down/

Of course as my back pain decreases my productivity will boost exponentially :smile:

Thanks for starting the conversation! I bought a kneeling chair and a set of back strengthening straps couple of weeks ago.

I use my chair every now and then, i switch between a basic chair and my kneeling one from time to time. The straps aren’t of mutch help since it put forces on my articulation and causes pain.

The option you propose is really interesting! It might be the tool i actualy need.

Thanks for sharing! Appreciate.

Is a kneeling chair better than standing? Never heard of a kneeling chair before.

I’m not an expert but taking in consideration that sitting on a standard chair isn’t a natural position.
Also that it is prone to making you forget to keep an eye on your posture. I’d say that it is definitely better to have a kneeling chair since, I say that from personal experience, it is easier to remember to check your posture. On the other hand in the beginning it is pretty hard on the body since it develop different muscles and require your to use the chair properly.

I’d says that regardless of the position you chose to use (standing, sitting, or kneeling) the best choice is to alternate between different option. In the end, humans evolved in movement and are active beings.

I didn’t personally experienced standing yet but I can imagine that it is, after getting used to, also prone to forget to check your posture. It is probably on the long term also hard on the vertebral colon and if you already have deformation, it could make the situation worst. But in any case standing sound like a very good option since I believe most people wont just stand up but instead switch between sitting/standing.

In the end standing/kneeling is IMO the best combination if combined with regular small stretching exercise period. e.g:

  • touch your toes, shoulder circle, look left&right, bend backward, do a squat exercise_sheet_for_computer_jobs

I found this picture doing a quick search on google for : computer people stretching sheet

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