Monday Apr 28, 2008

New Office Chair - WFH

Sitting at a desk all day can be a real pain.   Literally.   Sitting for hours without moving more than the mouse and the coffee mug only helps to create a stiff back.

For someone like myself who wants to be able to jump onto a dressage horse in the evening and float around an arena in sychronised motion with the horse, a stiff back can swiftly become a painful back.

In August 2004, I wrote about the exercise ball I was using as a chair in the Bagshot office in the UK.   It was a joy.   However, since moving to the USA, I have not found a ball big enough to use with my new desk...   and I'm not likely to buy another new desk.   So, I guess I allowed my back to get ouchy.   Until....

....Fed up, I started looking for a solution and lo and behold, I learned that the concept of using balls as chairs has become more widely accepted.   Others had found the joy of ball chairs.   And new designs had been dreamt up.   Browsing the web, I found one design that looked simply perfect.

In the end, I selected BIndependent, a company that specialises in "Solutions from the Net's only store created by and for brain injury survivors & families", as my supplier.   They sell this ball chair as well as tons of other cool things.

My new ball chair arrived last week, Georg assembled it quickly, and today, for the first time in 3 years, I am truly sitting comfortably again.   I am raised up to an ergonomically correct height while sitting on a flexible ball that allows me to wiggle, lightly bounce, and simply keep my back moving a bit.   And, I'm on wheels as well!

My back is already happier.   What a relief!

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