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Old October 1, 2003, 10:27 AM
Dien Rice
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Default Kneel-sit style chairs...

Hi Erik,

I've never tried the kneel-sit style of chairs, except for short periods. I guess you're kind of stuck in one position - maybe that's why it's a bit uncomfortable? I think naturally, we like to move around and shift postures while we're sitting...

Anyhow, I'll steer clear of the kneel-sit chairs. All the ones I've seen are quite pricey anyhow!

- Dien
Old October 1, 2003, 10:30 AM
Dien Rice
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Default Re: It looks like fun

Hi Ankesh,

> The swiss ball looks like fun - but aren't
> you slouching your back while sitting on the
> ball?

I've found that you can kind of roll the Swiss Ball underneath you. That means that whether you are slouching or not depends on where underneath you that you've rolled the ball.

If you kind of roll your hips forward, you slouch less, but if you roll your hips back, you slouch more...

> Will be too hard to sit on a seat without
> backrest for a long time - you wont sit
> erect.

I probably haven't tried it long enough to know. However, Adam seems to find it alright. I'll have to try it a bit longer to check it out for myself.... :)

At the moment, I'm still building my muscles! Because you have to "balance" yourself on the ball, subconsciously you're constantly working your leg and torso muscles. I'm sure it must be having some kind of beneficial effect. :)

- Dien
Old October 2, 2003, 01:41 AM
Dan Butler
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Default Re: Stand at your desk - what a great idea!

I have a friend who has a treadmill under his desk. So the whole time he's on the computer he's walking on the treadmill.

~ Dan
Old October 2, 2003, 10:22 AM
Erik Lukas
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Default Re: Why sit at all?

> Hi Erik,
> When I talk on the telephone in my office, I
> like to stand because my energy level (and
> the passion in my words) seems to ratchet up
> considerably.

Fantastic! I'm always open to any ideas for increasing my energy level.

> You should do this, for example, when you
> record your telephone voice-mail message.

I've definitely noticed the enthusiasm/clear thinking difference of standing while on phone vs. sitting.

> Maybe it's just a personal thing, but I get
> my best ideas when I am standing vs.
> sitting. And I get my very best ideas when I
> am running four miles in the soft sand on
> the beach in San Diego.

It's funny how creativity just pops up like that when you exercise.

> Nice hearing from you again, Erik. By the
> way, I use to be a hot-rodder in my youth
> ... just like you. I owned a 1967 Camaro
> with a 396 engine (375 HP or so). Those were
> the days of the "muscle cars" as
> they used to call them. I also owned a 1967
> Mustang with a Hi-Performance 289 engine.
> Two four-barrel carbs, cam with solid
> lifters, 411 axle, etc, etc. 375 HP. It was
> a real street racer. Oh the memories of
> youth!

Those sound like a blast. And I bet that 289 got revved to the moon!

I know.... the memories of youth!

I'm still working on em :)


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Old October 3, 2003, 01:28 AM
Dien Rice
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Default Trialing the standing desk (minus the treadmill) ;)

Hi Dan and all,

Well - it's official. I'm experimenting with the "standing desk".

I rigged up a temporary measure anyhow. I placed a couple of boxes on top of a table (to make it the right height). Then put my notebook computer on top. I'm typing this standing up!

I like it! I like the fact I can easily pace back and forth whenever I want to. If I get excited, I can jump for joy! (Much harder to do while seated.)

I haven't got a treadmill yet... That may come later! ;)

Thanks everyone.... :)

I'll give you all an update of what I think of these systems in a couple weeks, after I've had more time to try it all out for a little longer... :)

- Dien

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