So today I went for an ergonomic training and assessment.
Never did this before.
It was pretty awesome.
The person had 4 degrees in ergonomics and really seemed to know what they were talking about.
They got me set up in a special ergonomic chair with a footrest, bio-design mouse, and task lighting.
I tell you that I never sat so straight, perfectly contoured, and completely comfortable.
They almost had to pry my butt out of that chair after I test drove it for over an hour in training.
OMG, there is a difference.
Don't need carpal tunnel.
Don't need sciatica.
Don't need neck, shoulder, and back pain.
I even learned that the standing desks can be BAD for you--they put undue stress on your musculature and may actually result in a notable DECREASE in concentration and productivity.
Anyway, from the stupid chairs that I've seen most people have--and the lousy posture they sit with--I'd recommend seeing the ergonomist. ;-)
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)