So I saw an osteopath today for the first time in years. few aches and pains getting the better of me.
He gave me some good advice, which I've heard before but thought I'd share.
1. Don't go and buy some fancy new chair (I sit on a super basic office chair) but instead sit on a dining chair for a few days and see if it forces you to sit upright, then you can start to see how you personally should sit without slouching. THEN maybe go and buy a new chair.
2. The big one is to move around - when i was in a big office (quit a year ago) I used to be up and down for meetings, would stand up when on the phone, sometimes work in the boardroom. Now I'm in a home office i sit very still all day.
3. Consider getting a tall filing cabinet and if doing 20 minutes of emails/admin take my laptop and put it on top, and work standing up. He said those posh desks that go high are great but this would do the same thing.
4. He said try and work laying down for 10 minutes or so, maybe if you're reading some printed stuff or reviewing it. He joked that ideally I'd have a nice big day bed in my office, Mad Men styles.
Anyway - it was good as he just gave me a few cheapo hints.
(disclaimer - I take no responsibility if you try any of this and do your back in :))
I picked up one of the 'posh' desks a few weeks ago (I work from home too) and I can't go back to sitting all day. Alternating between sitting and standing throughout the day is GREAT. It wasn't cheap, $1000ish but its an investment in health and happiness so bugger it :)
@Scotty lol, the health benefits of smoking are under rated. You do make a good point though, I used to do a lot of problem solving while outside for a smoke, I replaced it with a walk around the block.
Since travelling I spend a lot if time working on the bed. GF needs a mouse for work so she gets the desk/table and I get the bed. I might try standing occasionally before I'm permanently bent in half.