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How do you sit when you're working?

Okay. I’m a writer. When I’m working on orders, I’m often in my bed or at my desk hunched over my laptop. I’m a sloucher. But I’d rather not do that since I feel like it hurts my back. I stop myself whenever I think about it. How do y’all sit when you’re working? Any suggestions for a better work environment or posture correction?

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Yoga did wonders for my posture. It strengthens the back muscles and you can hold your back straight(er) for longer periods of time. It comes naturally but unfortunately, goes away pretty soon after you stop practicing. Also, my sister has a stand for her laptop so the screen is higher and it’s easier on the neck and the upper back. I haven’t tried it, though.

I have pretty weak back muscles so my natural position would be to nearly bend the spine in half. And surprisingly, I only started having chronic pain issues related to that after 30. Before that, I was completely comfortable sitting like that for hours.

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I start out with a fairly good posture, and then end up slouching. :sweat_smile: :sweat_smile: :sweat_smile:
I just make sure to get up at least once an hour and do a little stretch.
Well, at least I try to!!

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(How I sit at my desk)

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Make sure your workspace is ergonomically correct.

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I’m quite productive and physically comfortable where I’m at. I feel fine. I just don’t want to slouch. :woman_shrugging:

That’s the thing. You can be comfortable and ergonomically incorrect. Comfortable doesn’t mean safe and slouching isn’t the main thing you need to worry about. It’s carpal tunnel, tendinitis and other repetitive strain injuries. Avoiding slouching doesn’t mitigate those risks when you have an ergonomically incorrect set up.

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if possible invest in a better ‘gaming’ chair, mouse and keyboard, and set the monitor’s height right.

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Set the monitor higher and don’t continue more time . I hope you will feel better.

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I’ve just had a couple of weeks with agony in my neck and shoulder muscles - had to give in and go to the doc yesterday. Sweet relief today with the aid of anti inflammatories.

A decent chair that gives support to the lower back and encourages good posture. Keep your feet on the floor. Wrist support to prevent carpal tunnel.

Basically all the things I don’t have right now …

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I use to have a nice desk and chair. Good monitor height and proper back/neck support. Then I moved and had to leave those behind. I miss them.
Only thing I can add that hasn’t already been mentioned above is be sure to have good eye-ware (if you use them). Don’t try to do computer anything without. Other than that, don’t be afraid to bring the keyboard to you rather than fouling your posture by leaning over it.

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Hello @graphtersawyer!

I usually sit in an upright position as if I was sitting on an :airplane: airplane. :grin:

Recently, I invested in a Balance Ball Chair. I spotted them at my Doctor’s office (routine visit). Of course, I inquired about it and where they bought it from. I LOVEEEEEEEEE this chair. :two_hearts: It keeps my posture/spine inline, perfect ergonomic support and it’s very comfy to plant my buttocks. I work out as well so it multifunctional. :ok_hand:t4:

One with handles.

One without the handles.

I’m a girly girl, so looking to buy something like this:

@eoinfinnegan OMG, you’re hilarious! :laughing:
I bet you fart :wind_face: at the screen, too! LOL :mask:

Ugh! I found myself slouching, too. Plus sitting in other weird & crazy positions. I had to fix the issue.

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Oooh! I have one of those balls … but it’s not tall enough to work with … but the chair/stand may well solve that problem.

Thanks for sharing!

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I sit in a rubbish chair that’s so un-ergonomic it could kill a chiropractor.

In theory, I could work on my tablet from the sofa or even in bed. However, my brain seems to be conditioned to only work when I’m hunched over a laptop like an old lady.

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That’s resoundingly my situation. :joy:

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I don’t really want to know why u think I would aim at the screen but I feel I have to deny this allegation :joy:

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Bwahahahaha just hunch. :laughing: Y’all don’t believe him. He’s in denial. :smile:

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Like Hemingway used to do.
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This is pretty much how I do all my editing…but while recording I of course use proper posture since you can’t project hunched over or slouching…LOL.

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