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Enforced Sedentarianism

When life tries to make you sedentary, what do you do?

     
5:39 pm on Jul 13, 2015 (gmt 0)

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I hate to sit for a number of reasons, but mostly due to back issues and just being an antsy person.

I've explored standing workstations, working prone with a laptop, special ergonomic chairs, etc. Those solutions are only partial ones, as I really need my big screen and drawing tablet for the graphic stuff, and the chairs all are all over-hyped junk in my experience.

Getting real exercise should be possible, given that I work at home, but too often it's not.

For the last few years, I've mostly solved my acute pain problems by sticking religiously to an atypical posture program I adopted a few years ago and one of the nonhippie massage modalities (it does NOT feel soothing, but it helps). And these days things are far better than they were when I worked formal jobs and had to sit 12 hours a day. But I still...hate...sitting. A few minutes is fine, but hours on end....no!

What do you all do for your sitting issues? What works for you?
6:56 pm on July 13, 2015 (gmt 0)

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I once built a desktop (as ini a real desk) for an exercise bike. Would hold a laptop, usb keyboard and mouse, connected to office network, a "slave" to the PC in my office. About every hour and a half I'd get out of the desk chair, mount the bike, and keep working, pedaling 10-29 minutes. My boss eventually discovered it, tried it, took it to his office.

Haven't built another since.... as I still do the same thing, only these days I get on a real bike and take thirty-forty minutes every four hours. Than again, I'm not working an an office any longer.