I recently attended a talk on the Gokhale method advertised in the Austin Paleo meetup. It's gotten me wondering about what my posture should look like at work when I sit for like 8-10 hours a day. She mentioned the need for an arch in the lower back I think. What do you all do to maintain posture at work? I noticed someone here has one of those lower back supports in his office chair. Should I just get one of those? We have some fancy expensive chairs in our cubes like most big tech companies provide, adjustable in every direction. However, I have a cheap Ikea chair at home that looks like it should be uncomfortable but seems surprisingly supportive when actually sitting in it and seems to encourage the right posture. What do you all think of this chair? Any other general suggestions about what else I can do to avoid being like the other 80% of Americans with chronic back pain in their 40s and 50s?
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on October 17, 2013
at 08:03 AM
Standing work station...
Move your body but gently... I shoot for 10,000 steps per day.
Smartphone app "Moves"
Save your back... relax, develop a better attitude, lose your belly, do moderate low back rehab exercises.
Take this advice from someone who's done ALL the wrong things to create a problem and MOST of the right things to recover. :)
on October 16, 2013
at 09:48 PM
First, every hour get up and walk around, stretch. I don't care how good the chair is, you need to move around from the sitting position. That IKEA chair made me laugh as it looks so uncomfortable, but obviously it is hard to tell from a picture. I actually like the stand up desks that also lower to sitting position. Seems like a win win, you could adjust every hour or so and completely change it up. I had chronic back pain until I lost weight, started lifting and better eating - can't blame it all on the chairs.