Best chair for sitting at a computer for hours?

by affenpinscher 17 replies
My lower back aches if I sit at my computer too long at a time. I am taking breaks
every couple of hours but wonder if there's a brand of chair I could buy that would
help me maintain good posture.
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  • Profile picture of the author dvduval
    Need to strengthen your lower abs, and stretch your quads and hamstrings. If you can afford it, go see a physical therapist, and they will teach you the right way the first time. You really need to get up more than every couple of hours. More than about 30-45 minutes is too much.
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    • Profile picture of the author Andy Money
      Originally Posted by dvduval View Post

      Need to strengthen your lower abs, and stretch your quads and hamstrings. If you can afford it, go see a physical therapist, and they will teach you the right way the first time. You really need to get up more than every couple of hours. More than about 30-45 minutes is too much.
      Yeah, this is true actually.

      Another thing that helps is having your DESK at the right level. If your desk is TOO low or TOO high, you'll have these same problems after extended periods.
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    • Profile picture of the author dgoldie
      Originally Posted by dvduval View Post

      Need to strengthen your lower abs, and stretch your quads and hamstrings. If you can afford it, go see a physical therapist, and they will teach you the right way the first time. You really need to get up more than every couple of hours. More than about 30-45 minutes is too much.
      I agree. A good chair helps, but there is no substitute for strengthening your core and stretching your hamstrings, lower back and quads. I think you would also benefit from reading a book or taking a class on posture alignment.
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  • Profile picture of the author J. Scott Systems
    I feel ya. I have added a pillow to my leather chair and it makes a difference.

    However, if you want to go the increase your abs and quads method, and can't afford trips to a physical therapist, google Matt Furey and check out his programs. One heck of a workout and you will see results fast.
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    • Profile picture of the author skyward
      I created a small thread a few months ago..

      see "Ergonomics and a good office chair". I took a WF members advice on one of the chairs (matrix) and its been great.
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      • Profile picture of the author summer07
        I've worked from home on the computer for the past 10 years, and 8 years ago I invested about $1k in a custom office chair from a local store specializing in furniture and equipment to relieve back pain. (not an affiliate link: The Better Back Store. Back Pain Relief)

        It's been worth every penny!

        I have zero back pain from the long hours I've spent in the chair and would encourage anyone who spends serious time in front of the computer to treat buying a good chair like investing in self-funded preventative health insurance.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nicola Lane
    You might try an exercise ball - that forces you to sit upright and gives your core muscles a light work out at the same time.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kim Standerline
    A saddle seat like this is excellent Ergonomic chairs, Bambach Saddle Seat, Kneeling Chair, Saddle Chair, Dental Saddle Seat, Kneeling Seat, Buy ergonomic chair, Bambach, Back Products, Back Posture Stool though takes some getting used to

    Or look for ergonomic office chairs in google, that should set you on the right path. For something like this Ergonomic Chairs, Office Chairs, Seating and Accessories.

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  • Profile picture of the author MichaelHiles
    Herman Miller.

    Pay other people to sit for you.
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  • Yoga cured my back pain.

    I still work from an ergonomically terrible workstation, but I've got no pain.

    The thing about yoga is that its subtle so you need to learn from a real expert (more expensive) at first, then you can switch to classes at your gym or whatever (cheaper).
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  • Profile picture of the author Nutrifitness
    Originally Posted by affenpinscher View Post

    My lower back aches if I sit at my computer too long at a time. I am taking breaks
    every couple of hours but wonder if there's a brand of chair I could buy that would
    help me maintain good posture.
    7 Day Back Pain Cure book https://gethealthy.infusionsoft.com/...Cure/nutrifit/ (that's my affiliate link) but I have the book and only paid shipping....Jesse is a fellow fitness pro and his partner is a physical therapist...
    The chair is not available yet ..out of stock and expensive but link is ..close to 600.00
    https://gethealthy.infusionsoft.com/go/chair/nutrifit/
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  • Profile picture of the author Amagi71
    "Short of sitting on a spike, you can't do much worse than a standard office chair," says Galen Cranz, a professor at the University of California at Berkeley.

    Your Office Chair Is Killing You - Yahoo! News
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  • Profile picture of the author Troy_Phillips
    A lot of good advice here . I use a recliner from lazy Boy and make myself get up every 12 hours ... needed or not .
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  • Profile picture of the author Mr Eagle
    i think the best advice is take a walk when tired or go for swimming or sport you like to keep the body and soul in good order.
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  • Profile picture of the author Eduard Stinga
    I started using a standing desk recently, quite hard to get used to after years sitting for 10h at a desk.

    But worth it in the long run, as sitting at your desk is the "new smoking"
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  • Profile picture of the author slucha
    Yes, build up muscles is a MUST. Get some youtube videos that are designed specially for this.

    Another thing, you where asking for chair but still: Get a standing desk (even a portable like http://oristand.co, 29$) and switch up your working routine.
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