Comfortable and egronomic yet priced right (less than $500) chair for trading

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by saxon22, Jan 30, 2018.

  1. My true and tired companion for the last 12 years just kicked the bucket. The chair was the most comfortable thing I ever sat on. Need to replace it with something that will allow my buttocks to rest comfortably throughout the day and withstand abuse that only a trader can inflict on office chair. Please provide suggestions.
  2. DaveV


    My suggestion is to put the money towards a standing desk, and an anti-fatigue mat to stand on. Better for you health-wise, and you definitely will not be falling asleep at your desk in the afternoons.
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  3. You shouldn't be looking for a health solution on your furniture, but instead tackle the root cause or prevention of it.

    Join a gym, or buy equipment for your home. Alter your diet, look into vitamins and supplements.
    Do a combination of weights and cardio and yoga and stretching, sip tea. drink plenty of water, eat protein bars. drink milk whey protein shakes, instead of junk food and fast food.

    I keep a pair of 30lb dumbbells next to my desk, and do a variety of exercises short, tiny spurts of only four minutes or five times a day.
    I also do stretching, and shadow kicking and punching to loosen my overall body. imaginery jumping rope to a count of 100.
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  4. I have a stationary bike to release my stress and deal with the boredom. I just need to purchase a really comfortable place to sit when sitting is required. Appreciate the info on both the exercises and diets. What I really need is some suggestions for a really comfortable and good for my body/posture/back arm chair. If I am going to spend the $$$ to get one, I would like to get something optimal that have been tested by my fellow traders. Any input is greatly appreciated.
  5. DaveV


    I suggest you google what sitting at a desk 8+ hours a day does to your body.
  6. aldrums


  7. As a loose, general rule-of-thumb, you should buy the Best things you can afford, o_O

    Arrange desk chairs by price on websites, and buy the best you can. or the most expensive one.

    Like most things in life, you get what you pay for. -- the more higher you pay, the better overall quality it is expected to be...and vice versa.
    The only exception to this rule is Limited Edition things...these are just bs marketing to screw with your head to get you to pay more for the exclusivity, bragging privilege.

    I'm cheap and/or simple. My desk and chair are folding plastic temporary party/picnic/camping one's.
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  8. RRY16


  9. Try a gaming chair for comfort. Generally less expensive the high-end office chairs.
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  10. Bobbybax


    Try to find a used Herman Miller Aeron. Mine is 11 years old and looks brand new. It's my one piece of gear I wouldn't give up.
    #10     Jan 30, 2018
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