How do you protect your butt as an IMer sitting down all day every day?

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I have been a keyboard jockey since my youth but since doing IM I am even more so and set to be for the foreseeable future.

This is fine and dandy as it is the fate I have chosen for myself but I've found my butt can really get sore from all these long hours.

I get up now and then to eat and toilet butt :p otherwise I'm always on my butt.

Near early evening I usually have a sore butt however this is only halfways into my day of solid computer time...

What to do?

It isn't practical for me yet to shell for a full on orthopedic/ergonomic computer chair (something to treat myself to once I become an IM success). Atm I'm trying to change things up with a pillow under the seat. Another thing I've thought of is getting a laptop so then I can move around my house but again financial reasons restrict that option for now.

Any other DIY solutions?

The hazardous lifestyle of the IMer...
#butt #day #imer #protect #sitting
  • Profile picture of the author JackPowers
    Squats and deadlifts are good for dem glutes and lower back. Do a few hours in the gym every week, it will do you good!

    I sit on a comfortable couch or chair with my laptop so don't have that problem unless I am working in a public library or something. I agree then that it can be a problem
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    • Wellsir, if you was to go on over to Amazon.com you would find this here contraption that ole Thad uses to keep his butt from gettin sore. This here is called a Hillbilly Butt Pad an it is the most modernest thang in butt comfort. If you want to be gettin one a these, just go on over to Amazon.com and be searchin for "Hillbilly Butt Pad"



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      • Profile picture of the author David Uebergang
        Originally Posted by Thaddaeus T. Hogg View Post

        Wellsir, if you was to go on over to Amazon.com you would find this here contraption that ole Thad uses to keep his butt from gettin sore. This here is called a Hillbilly Butt Pad an it is the most modernest thang in butt comfort. If you want to be gettin one a these, just go on over to Amazon.com and be searchin for "Hillbilly Butt Pad"



        Haha answer the door in one of these babies, easy way to scare doorknockers off.

        By the way I think the BEST thing you can do is go for a run. It's good exercise, fresh air and exercising those muscles that don't get used as often as they should. As people above me said, regular breaks and a comfy chair and you should be right.

        I also agree with JackPowers and highly recommend squats and deadlifts. You can't get a sore butt if you have buns of STEELE
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      • Profile picture of the author JMSD
        Originally Posted by Thaddaeus T. Hogg View Post

        Wellsir, if you was to go on over to Amazon.com you would find this here contraption that ole Thad uses to keep his butt from gettin sore. This here is called a Hillbilly Butt Pad an it is the most modernest thang in butt comfort. If you want to be gettin one a these, just go on over to Amazon.com and be searchin for "Hillbilly Butt Pad"



        Thank you, thank you, thank you! I've never laughed so much or so loud in a long time - nearly choked on my Ferrero Rocher!

        I know every visit to WF is of real benefit - I learn something new every time but the bonus for me is the great sense of humour of fellow-Warrior members.

        I laughed even more when another Warrior set my imagination going with "answer the door in one of these babies, easy way to scare doorknockers off!"
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    • Profile picture of the author kbnor
      I'd say get a rebounder (used to be called trampoline.) Use it several times a day during your IM work day... It has all kinds of benefits, and I'd be very surprised if it would not alleviate your issue after systematic use...
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      • Profile picture of the author Sunnybeach7
        Well, if you want the easy method.... do much more chip'n and dip'n while your sitting there at your computer.

        That will add more cush to your tush ;-)
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  • Profile picture of the author Christian Little
    Here's what I do:
    • I have a baby and a very energetic dog, so every night I get off my butt, throw the baby in the stroller, and push her around outside while walking the dog. In total I go about 4.5km's. It takes an hour, but it gets me and the dog exercised, and the baby usually falls asleep for the night so it's a win-win activity.
    • After going repeatedily to a physiotherapist for neck/back issues from sitting on my butt, she told me the best thing I can do is stand up every hour and walk around for a minute. Sounds really silly, but it actually made a massive difference, so I get up at the top of every hour and walk around the house, take the dog outside, check the mail, make coffee, or whatever. My back/neck actually hardly ever gets sore when I'm doing this, and it only means I have to give up about 2-3 minutes of every hour when I'm working.
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  • Profile picture of the author steadypay
    Some earnest replies for a serious modern man's issue .

    LOL! just looking at the tags at the bottom cracked me up as I read 'butt day'.

    I think the main issue is that even my leisure activities included sitting at my comp...watching erm...various internet videos, computer games etc.

    I've been actively looking to add more non computer based pastimes in- taken up the violin which is a happy respite.

    Doing weights again would prob be a good idea I just got so bored of doing them. Maybe a quick set o squats etc. for health benefits would be ok rather than for building size.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fun to Write
    This is one of the funniest posts I've read recently, even though I know it's a "serious" issue for many of us.

    I use a plush pillow to ease my butt discomfort. When it gets too much to bare, I just get up and walk around a bit.

    Hey, this is a great new product idea for all of you entrepreneurial warriors out there. Get busy inventing a comfortable butt pad for all of us hard working chair jockeys.
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  • Profile picture of the author steadypay
    Well I think they beat us to it with the hillbilly buttpad.
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      I can't beat ol' Thad's techno wizardry, but simply changing the height and tilt of my chair several times during the day helps. Sort of moves the compression points around.
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  • Profile picture of the author steadypay
    ye I have been using that 'technique' as well.

    Hmm I just ripped a 4set of deadlifts on the bar and my back feels nicely refreshed. Guess it is a good motivator to get back into the lifting.

    I sense a .pdf free report coming on...IM butt protection techniques.

    I'm looking forward to the sales pitch...BLAST YOUR HEMORRHOID STICKING POINTS WITH THESE BULLETPROOF BUTT BLASTING TECHNIQUES
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
    A good chair is a must. Shifting your weight around often helps a little. If that doesn't do it, you can by padded shorts at any good bicycle shop.
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  • Profile picture of the author steadypay
    Ye that thing looks like a medieval torture device/chastity belt; take your pick.
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    silicon seat baby! I spend 10 hours a day in the cool seat. Not sure if they are available in the US, but got mine here in OZ.
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      I get somebody to massage my butt.
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      • Profile picture of the author Susan Hope
        I do the same as another in the thread, I get up and go do something else around the house for five minutes or so, each hour and the other thing I have now been doing for a year, now twice a week is I go to Salsa Dance classes - that has helped me lose some weight, make "real people" friends lol - helped various aches and pains and it's great fun too

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        • Profile picture of the author steadypay
          Originally Posted by SusanneUK View Post

          I do the same as another in the thread, I get up and go do something else around the house for five minutes or so, each hour and the other thing I have now been doing for a year, now twice a week is I go to Salsa Dance classes - that has helped me lose some weight, make "real people" friends lol - helped various aches and pains and it's great fun too

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          Lol this is really becoming a nice heart to heart isn't it. Talking about butts always does that. A gateway convo starter and all...
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          • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
            I just got some balls.

            LOL, yes, some giant balls at that.

            The big ones you can blow up with a pump, and use for exercise, you can sit on them too.

            Get a firmer one, and get the right height, and you can sit and roll a bit.

            It forces you to use your mid section and you actually will burn a few hundred calories a day as well.

            It is fun even when you're not working.
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            • I just got some balls.

              LOL, yes, some giant balls at that.

              The big ones you can blow up with a pump, and use for exercise, you can sit on them too.

              Get a firmer one, and get the right height, and you can sit and roll a bit.

              It forces you to use your mid section and you actually will burn a few hundred calories a day as well.

              It is fun even when you're not working.
              DANG, that there woman shore knows how to write to get a fellar to sweatin an shakin all over!
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              • Profile picture of the author Colin Palfrey
                Originally Posted by Thaddaeus T. Hogg View Post

                DANG, that there woman shore knows how to write to get a fellar to sweatin an shakin all over!
                ...and then you find out it's a dude!

                Seriously, it actually is LOL
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            • Profile picture of the author Mohammad Afaq
              Originally Posted by avenuegirl View Post

              I just got some balls.

              LOL, yes, some giant balls at that.


              The big ones you can blow up with a pump, and use for exercise, you can sit on them too.

              Get a firmer one, and get the right height, and you can sit and roll a bit.

              It forces you to use your mid section and you actually will burn a few hundred calories a day as well.

              It is fun even when you're not working.
              I almost fell out of my chair on that one

              Okay my solution, get a comfy chair and also get a small cushion or something and put it on the chair when you sit.

              Or, do Insanity by Shawn T (workout program). That thing will keep you sore all day long and you won't even feel the pain in your butt

              Trust me, I am on day 3 and my body is aching like a bitch.
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            • Profile picture of the author paulie888
              Originally Posted by avenuegirl View Post

              I just got some balls.

              LOL, yes, some giant balls at that.

              The big ones you can blow up with a pump, and use for exercise, you can sit on them too.

              Get a firmer one, and get the right height, and you can sit and roll a bit.

              It forces you to use your mid section and you actually will burn a few hundred calories a day as well.

              It is fun even when you're not working.
              I have had some fairly extensive experience with those balls. When I was involved in a somewhat serious car accident several years ago (no real harm was done, but the attorney prescribed a fairly lengthy course of chiropractic treatment over 4 months with a gorgeous chiropractor and her bevy of attractive assistants ), we did a lot of sitting and balancing exercises on the medical ball.

              She prescribed sitting on the medical ball in lieu of a chair for at least several hours per day to strengthen my back and encourage correct posture, and I found it pretty fun to sit on the ball. It'd be next to impossible to get sore butt while using the ball, because your core is taking a lot of pressure and weight off your butt if you're sitting correctly on the ball.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike McAleer
    HaHa. That is very funny. Sometime I will lie down and type and then my back hurts but it is whatever...
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  • Profile picture of the author drum.deborah
    This is a really funny but true topic!! You must incorporate exercise in your day - at least 3x per week. I try to do yoga and swim as much as I can. It's really important to get our of your chair and stretch every once in a while so you stay loose!

    Hope this helps and here's to a non - smooshy butt!

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  • Profile picture of the author JeedoAquino
    Here's what I do daily. I take a break every hour stand up and stretch for about 5 minutes. Never had any sore butt, but then again I don't have excess weight to deal with in the first place.
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    • Profile picture of the author Gail Ogden
      I've been sitting at a computer since 1985. Trust me if you have a soar butt from sitting don't let it get any worse. I literally could not sit at all for 2 months. Thanks to a very skilled acupuncturist I am doing fine now, but I cannot sit for long unless I sit on a special pillow that I had made.

      I tried a lot of different things to sit on but I could not sit for long on any of them. So I simply went to custom foam mattress store and asked them to cut a piece of 3 inch dense foam to a shape I had drawn on piece of cardboard, to fit my chair and had the area that bothered me cut out. It cost me $29 Canadian should be less in the US. I also had one made for my car on long drives.

      A skilled acupuncturist can help if it gets bad, but the treatment is very painful. So I learned my lesson I now get up and move around a bit every hour. My acupuncturist taught me to get up and just sake my whole body. Looks silly as hell but it circulates blood back into the compressed places in my back and butt.



      Here's wishing you butt relief.
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      • Profile picture of the author Fred1
        I had a similar experience & mentioned it to my doctor. He told me this can become a serious issue. As funny a topic this is to some, a sore bottom is not fun.

        I bought a new office chair with more cushion & sometimes I use a pillow. I even changed the seat on my bicycle for more comfort. Taking breaks and moving around helps as well.
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    • Profile picture of the author tresfavian
      I move my laptop around to different places and chairs but sometimes I get so caught up in what I do, it seems I never get up to do it.

      Another method I do: I use a free standing table top that fits over my walking machine. (it's pretty tall) Even if I am walking at a slow pace of 2 to 2.5 miles per hour, I am active. I can read emails or other repetitive tasks while I walk real slow. They have real expensive machines like this but I just had my husband make me one up after I saw this in a magazine somewhere.
      Kill 2 birds with 1 stone. Sometimes just standing on my machine and working on a high table is enough of a change of scenery for my butt !
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  • Profile picture of the author Ernie Lo
    I never noticed I had a sore butt until I read this thread.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sarah Bosen
    I have the same problem. But I only work for 2 hours at a time. for now until I can change my situation as well.
    I found that working 2 hours and having a good break where I get up and walk around for at least a half an hour not only makes my buttocks and back feel better, but my brain gets unclogged, and I generally get in a better mood and end up more positive!
    The only problem with taking a half hour break every 2 hours is that my working time gets extended.
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    • Profile picture of the author David Uebergang
      Originally Posted by Sarah Bosen View Post

      I have the same problem. But I only work for 2 hours at a time. for now until I can change my situation as well.
      I found that working 2 hours and having a good break where I get up and walk around for at least a half an hour not only makes my buttocks and back feel better, but my brain gets unclogged, and I generally get in a better mood and end up more positive!
      The only problem with taking a half hour break every 2 hours is that my working time gets extended.
      Don't you get bored walking around for half an hour? :rolleyes:
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  • Profile picture of the author Kezz
    I actually had a killer back problem until recently. I suddenly looked at my desk & office chair, then looked at the coffee table and arm chair and thought WTF am I doing?

    So now here's my setup:

    ** Monitor on the coffee table.
    ** Box next to the coffee table
    ** Mouse mat on a little side table
    ** Sit in a super comfy arm chair all day long!

    I haven't had a single ache or pain since I adopted this setup AND I'm more productive because I'm so relaxed.

    Armchair + coffee table for the win.
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  • Profile picture of the author tpw
    I don't worry about my butt... It is the spare tire that concerns me...
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    • Profile picture of the author paulie888
      Originally Posted by tpw View Post

      I don't worry about my butt... It is the spare tire that concerns me...
      Bill, I never noticed that...you must conceal it well when you're on the webcam.
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      • Profile picture of the author Mrmuscle90
        Originally Posted by paulie888 View Post

        Bill, I never noticed that...you must conceal it well when you're on the webcam.
        Thats how he makes money then eh? lol Back to the point at hand, i go to the gym in the morning 5 days a week before i start working and that helps alot. Also i dont work more than a couple hours at a time, take a 20 min break regularly aswell
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  • Profile picture of the author paulie888
    Here's the chair that I use on a daily basis - it's a little pricey, but I find that it supports my back and butt just fine, to the point where the main issue is avoiding sitting on it for too long, because it's just so incredibly comfortable!

    http://www.hermanmiller.com/Products/Aeron-Chairs
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  • Profile picture of the author masterjani
    Drink water highly because it gives you urgency of going to pass it every half an hour,That way you can relax it.
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  • Profile picture of the author ashSimpson87
    Walk often times just to avoid soreness in your butt. Like I always do. Walk for 30mins, cook food, do laundry.
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    • Profile picture of the author paulie888
      Originally Posted by ashSimpson87 View Post

      Walk often times just to avoid soreness in your butt. Like I always do. Walk for 30mins, cook food, do laundry.
      This ultimately makes you more productive as well. Trying to focus on something for an extended period of time without getting up for breaks/rest is actually counterproductive, so one of the things you could do is run a little timer on your computer (or have a physical stopwatch/timer beside it) to remind you to get up every now and then.
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      • Profile picture of the author oziozi
        WOW - we have some great comedians on this posting - a good laugh and a quick walk away from the work centre on an hourly basis is essential for butt health!
        The old fashioned remedy to prevent bedsores was to give a good rub with methylated spirits and change the patients position - maybe this is something that may help with sore butts? Make sure that there are no breaks in the skin as it could create some serious pain issues.
        Thanks for all the other great ideas too.
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        • Profile picture of the author tresfavian
          Can any one vouch for a kneeling chair? They have basic to some nice lookin' ones with back rests too. I always thought this might be the best way to keep working, but they can get pricey so I'm wondering if it's worth buying.
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          • Profile picture of the author imagetypers
            Sit on something solid and hard, dont sit for long time, take a break after every hour for at least 5-10 mins and do some exercise.
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  • Profile picture of the author gwedge
    Just get up as often as possible for a few minutes and get the circulation going, its good practice anyway whether you are getting pains or not. Maybe the addicted to too many hours online amongst us should start the Numb Bum club.

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  • Profile picture of the author infotechdigital
    Ergohuman ergonomic chair! and a humanscale freedom chair. I have both cranial supports and the works built in, 80 lb chairs and I switch between them with my partner throughout the day, so we never sit in one chair for the whole day, switch positions and chairs and then like I do, run, exercise, and take some breaks and get blood flow. FYI, the chairs are really a winner, one is $1200 and the other was only $650, pricey, but if you are in them like I am all the time, it's money! Then get 3 30 inch LG screens to complete the style I love mine! overkill but well worth the biz money spent using some of what would have otherwise been uncle sams tax revenue!
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  • Profile picture of the author snginnovations
    I do tush-ups.

    Squeeze the left cheek, then the right, squeeze both, hold and repeat!
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  • Profile picture of the author Qamar
    Has anyone develop acne on their butts?
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  • Profile picture of the author Intermission
    No butt issues anymore ... its all calloused. (I actually have more pain in my right forearm (mouse arm) than anything).

    I get up at least once an hour to play a few minutes with the cats, go shovel snow, or do dishes or vacuuming and in the summer I will weed the garden for a bit, go for a walk or just have a coffee outside for a while. When on the phone I pace and stretch.
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  • Profile picture of the author wendymay1
    There is nothing wrong in taking a couple of hours out of the day to do some strenuous exercise such as running & bike work until sweat starts pouring off. This is an everyday exercise and then relax at your computer and dose off. Thats my suggestion...
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    • Profile picture of the author NikkiBanks
      Even though it's quite funny, it needs to be seriously dealt with, to avoid unwanted complications out of the lifestyle we choose to live with.

      Sitting on a comfy chair for long hours can also prove fatal at some point of time.

      • Visit to the Gym atleast 4 times a week.
      • 30 mins of brisk walk everyday twice.
      • Streching yourself once in a while
      • Most importantly WATCH OUT FOR THE DIET
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  • Profile picture of the author paulie888
    Originally Posted by Chris Kent View Post

    Hey sore butt is not even the worst thing about sitting for long periods of IM.

    The occasional sweaty butt is even worse! The Japanese have special "fan cushions" for this!
    I suppose sweaty butt might be alleviated somewhat by wearing loose-fitting clothing made of natural fibers?

    Seriously, if you limit your computer sessions to no more than 30-60 minutes at a time (broken up by short breaks in between), I see absolutely no reason why sore butt should be an issue.

    Paul
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    • Profile picture of the author Kevin Riley
      1. I get out and about every day. Take a brisk walk in to Tennoji (main station and shopping area). Just to stretch the legs and get the circulation moving. And to get away from the computer.

      2. At least twice a week to the gym for high-intensity weight training.

      3. Every Monday, off for a 15-20 km run/hike through the mountains. Get some fresh air, a psych lift, and intense exercise.

      Use it or lose it!
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  • Profile picture of the author Wills
    You can buy special cushions fairly cheaply online.

    I also suggest the squats and dead lifts. I would also add on face pulls (you can find them on youtube). These will help your upper back posture to stop you slouching and getting a hump on your back.

    I also have one of them big balls mention above by avenuegirl. They are great for exercising. Just hide them if you are having a party in your house: nothing worse than getting hit on the back of the head by a giant ball when you are talking to someone.
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  • Short jogging sessions around the neighborhood for 15 or 20 minutes, followed by a quick shower and back to work. They work wonders... Now if I could bring myself to be more consistent with my own advise...
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  • Profile picture of the author bahama
    The water trick is a good one. I know this from playing live poker in a card room and sitting in lousy chairs for hours. I started drinking lots of water and it would force me to not only get up and whiz but to take some short breaks as well. Does wonders.

    Oh yea, a good chair is a must. Same goes if you are in a job where you are on your feet all day: Good shoes FTW!
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  • Profile picture of the author Kirk Ward
    Why sit? This works for me ...

    Treadmill Desk from TrekDesk
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