timrowledge
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Re: Chair recommendation

Sun Mar 28, 2021 9:33 pm

I’ve used a balans chair for nigh-on 40 years. I bought it when I was at IBM Research in Winchester and kept it through moves to California and British Columbia. I had to replace the foam twice but the actual upholstery fabric is the original. It’s earned it’s keep, even though it cost something like £200 originally. (Which was a lot of money in 1984)
Search for ‘balans chair’; there are lots of versions available these days.
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s998
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Re: Chair recommendation

Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:06 am

I have been looking for a new chair forever.
After a long search, I finally bought one.
However, my butt totally hurts after some time.

Sounds now perhaps ridiculous, but I wear therefore always such pants that cyclists wear. I mean pants that have such pads. Look like this:https://www.stylespring.de/herren-fahrradshorts/


Is of course not a must and nothing for public offices, but at home in the home office for a 10 h day super suitable.

olvs
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Re: Chair recommendation

Wed Apr 28, 2021 12:34 pm

tnx for recommendations, I'm looking for new chair right now too.

Heater
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Re: Chair recommendation

Wed Apr 28, 2021 6:16 pm

s998 wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:06 am
I have been looking for a new chair forever.
After a long search, I finally bought one.
However, my butt totally hurts after some time.

Sounds now perhaps ridiculous, but I wear therefore always such pants that cyclists wear. I mean pants that have such pads. Look like this:https://www.stylespring.de/herren-fahrradshorts/


Is of course not a must and nothing for public offices, but at home in the home office for a 10 h day super suitable.
I reiterate: I think it's a really bad idea to be stuck in a chair 10 hours per day for days off end, for years on end....

Move, stand up, change chairs, change positions, anything is better.
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lurk101
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Re: Chair recommendation

Thu Apr 29, 2021 6:58 am

Heater wrote:
Wed Apr 28, 2021 6:16 pm
Move, stand up, change chairs, change positions, anything is better.
A former colleague got the company to purchase something like this.
Used it for about a week, then went back to sitting 10-12 ours a day!
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Beerpong
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Re: Chair recommendation

Mon May 10, 2021 9:52 am

I was using a 100$ chair from Ikea and had a lot of backpain.
However, I sold it o Ebay and got myself a 20$ gymnastics ball.
I managed to recude my stress level a lot.
This ball isn't very comfortable which makes you stand up and walk around every 50 - 60 minutes.
It helps a lot of you want to reduce backpain!
You can find some info about it here:

The article talks about stress, backpain and the perfect chair for games and for work.

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