Too much sitting, do I need a kneeling chair?
After wfh over lockdown my back has started to give my some jip.
Been doing yoga and Pilates to strengthen it but was was wondering about getting a kneeling chair….
Anyone have one? Did it help with back pain? Or it is like snakeoil/anything sold by goop?Posted 10 months ago
Snakeoil, our physio hates them. Mayen see a physio to augment what you are doing already.Posted 10 months ago
Ask work for new chair?
After a little research I recently bought a saddle stool. I seem to remember reading a fair bit saying the kneeling chairs weren’t particularly good for you.Posted 10 months ago
Try a physio cushion? Can’t remember what they’re called but they’re like a big whoppee cushion / flat Swiss ball. Have them partially inflated and it makes you use your lower back muscles more as it introduces instabilityPosted 10 months ago
I got one, a very cheap basic one- it was an instant improvement for the lower back and shoulder issues I was having. There’s some downsides- it definitely encourages me to be less mobile, there’s basically 2 sitting positions that work for me and they’re almost the same. But I still use it most of the time at the PC.Posted 10 months ago
I tried a kneeler chair & found it just as easy to slouch in it as a normal chair so it was a waste of moneyPosted 10 months ago
Standing desk is what sir really needs.Posted 10 months ago
Ohhh a standing desk!Posted 10 months ago
Maybe this then…
…or keep the chair you have and make sure you move every twenty mins. Set an alarm and either stand up (ideal) or if you can’t stand up then do pelvic tilts instead. No worries, that one’s a freebyPosted 10 months ago
just stand up, but remember, in typical STW fashion you’ll need the correct shoes for all day standing! 🙄
Posted 10 months ago
HAG Capisco, been using mine for a few years.
It’s a perch/stool/seat (designed by the same chap who did the original kneeler I think) and is the only thing I can sit on all day without ache or painPosted 10 months ago
I use a combination of standing desk (lifeline turbo jobbie) and a yoga ball.
Back is still bad though 🙁Posted 10 months ago
… in fact, when I do get back pain, sitting on the Capisco helps ease it.
(I use it with a sit-stand desk.)Posted 10 months ago
I saw an article with an academic who’s field was bio-mechanics or whatever – apparently lying down is better than sitting! In terms of pressure on your spine and compression of bowels etc anyway. I assume it’s not better in terms of being likely to get up and move about regularly.Posted 10 months ago
Try getting off your chair and kneeling on the floor for 10 mins every hour or 2. You can still work. Put your yoge mat down (folded) to protect your knees.Posted 10 months ago
Try getting off your chair and kneeling on the floor for 10 mins every hour or 2.
Genius! Never even thought to try that.Posted 10 months ago
I tried a kneeler chair & found it just as easy to slouch in it as a normal chair so it was a waste of money
This.Posted 10 months ago
@Keva – The choice of footwear is key 😉
Maybe it’s because it’s the first week that I can stand and work, but I’ve only sat for about 3 hours so far this week. So although it is costly if I end up with a healthier back at the end of it, it’s worth the money. As for my feet, they’ll just have to get better at it, footwear or barefoot!Posted 10 months ago
I found the most comfortable position for me is perched on the end of the chair with a slightly rounded lip, with a seat pad underneath and my legs under the chair. No back support but very upright. Am sat like that now in a very expensive office chair, not using the support parts at all. A stool is a better option I think, and one I have seen that tilts forward looks very nice indeed. I’ve sat/knelt on a kneeling chair, and they don’t do it for me.
Also I keep a kettlebell next to the desk for a little exercise during meetings to help movement. Nothing too heavy – I’m a cyclist and upper body strength is anathema!Posted 10 months ago
Not a skateboard, not a skateboard:
Seriously though, you’re posture will improve by sitting on one of these (locking castors would be nice).
Maybe a lower desk, too?Posted 10 months ago
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