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    Updated on Jun 26, 2020. Posted on Jul 23, 2019

    23 Things To Help You Stay Comfy When You Sit All Day

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    1. A document clip for your computer because having to look up and down 50 million times while typing a note is a pain in the neck — literally.

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    Promising review: "THIS stopped all my frequent head and neck aches caused from looking too far down while using the computer at work. Love it." —Dustin Vargas

    Get it from Amazon for $9.32 (originally $13.23).

    2. A standing desk converter so you can go from sitting to upright in seconds.

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    Promising review: "I just assembled this before work, in less than 15 minutes, and have been using it all day. I am VERY pleased with it. It rises and lowers so easily and smoothly and there is plenty of room for my two monitors. The keyboard and mouse fit comfortably on the keyboard tray... Sitting at my desk all day was starting to really hurt my back and shoulders so this was necessary for me. I feel more productive and energized just from standing while I work!" —lauren

    Get it from Amazon for $174.95+ (available in two sizes and three colors).

    3. A memory foam seat cushion with cooling gel that will support your bum and relieve pressure on your tailbone. Reviewers say it also helps relieve lower back pain.

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    Promising review: "I'm new to having a desk job. Sitting for many hours made my bum burn, and my back ache. My bum doesn't burn, back doesn't ache, it seems to hold its shape well and it appears well made. I'm ordering one for my husband." —Marla

    Get it from Amazon for $32.95.

    4. A pair of blue light–blocking glasses to reduce eye strain after hours of staring at computer, phone, and TV screens. These are for all those people with 20/20 vision who've always wanted a reason to wear glasses (and they're fine to wear with contacts, too)!

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    Electronic devices emit a lot of blue light, which your eyes do a terrible job of blocking. Over time, blue light may strain your eyes and lead to macular degeneration, the leading cause of vision loss. Computer glasses that filter blue light can help reduce the amount of blue light you're exposed to, plus you don't need a prescription to wear them and they work even if you're already wearing contacts.

    Promising review: "I work on a computer all day, and when I'm not on my computer I'm on my phone. Blue light is a very real threat to my eyeballs, which are already sensitive just by nature of belonging to me. I've long suffered headaches, migraines, and general ocular strain. I always prefer to wear my contacts during the day, so I didn't want to throw down some mad skrilla on a pair of prescription blue light–filtering specs... They work great, though it takes a minute for my eyes to adjust to the amber hues... My eyes are definitely happier, as is my head." —Christen Moynihan

    Get them from Amazon for $15.99 (available in nine colors).

    5. A wireless ergonomic mouse to help beat carpal tunnel pain before it even starts.

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    Promising review: "I bought this mouse because I have wrist and lower arm pain. I can't actively use any regular mouse more than one hour at a time without getting some pain... It's comfortable, and this is the most important thing, because so far I can use it for hours and don't have any pains. The wrist isn't twisted like on a regular mouse and I can feel this, for the better. Took me under a day to get adjusted to this angle. An interesting thing about this design is that you feel more inclined to use your whole arm to make mouse movements, which is a good thing, since doing so puts less stress on the wrist." —Dan

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99.

    6. A memory foam back cushion that provides lumbar support so you can sit all day — with breaks in between, of course!

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    Promising review: "I am a student and spend 5+ hours a day studying at home. Sitting down for that long was giving me a lot of back and shoulder pain. The shoulder pain got so bad that I even started getting headaches. This back support cushion has been a lifesaver! I LOVE this thing. I noticed an immediate change in my back and shoulder pain. Furthermore, I drive over an hour to work and use this back cushion in my car to avoid shoulder tension." —A

    Get it from Amazon for $26.95+ (available in five colors).

    7. A Microsoft ergonomic keyboard that encourages you body's natural hand, wrist, and forearm positions to prevent typing-related injuries. Now I can tackle those 1,000+ unopened emails (don't judge me!).

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    This Microsoft ergonomic keyboard is a split keyboard, meaning the keys are separated into groups to allow you to type at a more natural angle.

    Promising review: "I was diagnosed with carpal tunnel, very mild, when I started losing feeling in my thumb, index, and middle finger of both hands. Felt the numbness for weeks or longer and it is very distracting when your entire job is typing emails, contracts, etc. But literally within 30 minutes or so of using this keyboard — the only one that has this unique shape, apparently — the feeling RETURNS and you feel completely normal again." —TMC

    Get it from Amazon for $53.50.

    8. A balance board for your standing desk so you can get in a core workout while increasing your productivity. The wobble board is covered in an anti-slip layer to prevent any embarrassing moments at work, and it's covered in textured pressure points to massage your tired feet while you stand.

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    Promising review: "This board is so comfortable and allows me to stand without pain for hours! I cannot wait to move into my new work space with my stand up desk. As well if you have a fit bit or exercise tracker, it will also count those swaying movements." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99 (available in two styles).

    9. An ergonomic mouse pad that works as hard as you do and comes with gel support to minimize wrist pain.

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    Promising review: "High quality! I am working in front of the computer every day and need to click the mouse so many times. It effectively relieves my wrist pain." —simon

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in 16 patterns).

    10. A ventilated laptop holder so your neck doesn't hurt from always staring down. (The ideal height for your monitor is eye level or slightly below it.) Plus, it keeps your laptop from overheating when you're being all productive and whatnot.

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    Promising review: "Bought this to help my posture at my 15" laptop. I was tired of hunching over my screen, which sits lower on my desk causing me to always look down and slouch... I'd recommend this to anyone with a lower-set desk and a long back and who struggles with back, neck, and muscle pain at your laptop." —TigerWyngz

    Get it from Amazon for $22.83 (also available in a six-pack).

    11. A foot rest for under your desk to improve your posture, relieve pressure on your legs, and tame tension in your feet. This is for all the peeps who unconsciously shake their legs 24/7.

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    Promising review: "Ideal for long hours in the office. My legs and groin muscles used to ache after a long day. I think the backs of my upper legs were pressing too hard into the chair seat pan. This foot riser has alleviated that pain. I also enjoy rocking my feet back and forth during the day to keep circulation going." —D. Martin

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    12. Armrests for your seat for when annoying desk chairs block you from scooting closer (this may aid in your saying goodbye to wrist pain, too!).

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    Promising review: "I spend a lot of time on keyboards/using a mouse. I was starting to have chronic discomfort/low-grade pain around my shoulder blades. While this pain was not overwhelming, it was constant and wore me out... These extensions have also helped my hands. But, most noticeably my shoulders are doing much better." —Claire

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99.

    13. Memory foam armrest pads that are like teeny tiny mattresses for your wrists.

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    Each pad is 9.5 inches wide, 4.5 inches long, and 1.5 inches high, and fits armrests between 6 and 11 inches.

    Promising review: "I started getting elbow pain a few months ago and thought it was due to me commuting by bicycle every day. My brother told me it could be my armrests of the chairs I sit in because he had the same pain and these Aloudy [armrest pads] made his pain go away. I ordered them straightaway, installed then on my Aeron chair and was blown away with how much more comfortable my elbows felt." —Joseph

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in two colors).

    14. An ergonomic desk chair with lumbar support so you're more apt to be pain-free for hours.

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    Promising review: "I like that this chair makes my lower back feel good. It supports my lumbar so nicely, helps out my disk bulge, and I have a lot less back pain. The mesh is great because it does not retain heat, and I sit down for more than 10 hours at a time in front of my computers, so I don't overheat... Overall great chair and probably my last chair for a very long time." —The human

    Get it from Amazon for $219.99.

    15. An adjustable armrest that can hold your mouse because why work harder when you can work smarter.

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    The armrest attaches to your desk chair with velcro straps and extra-long zip ties are also included in case the straps are too short.

    Promising review: "This has helped reduce my neck strain as I'm not reaching for the mouse anymore!" —lori

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99.

    16. A kneeling chair so you can finally stop hunching over your desk. It comes with a thick cushion for your bum and wheels so you can roll around the office. (It's the little things in life, right?)

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    Promising review: "This chair has the tilted seat, which you need to truly benefit from a kneeling style chair. It is also adjustable both on the seat height [and] on the knee height making it highly customizable for people short and tall. I have chronic hip and lower back pain despite being young and healthy and this has saved me when I need to sit and work at the computer. I have a standing desk with a balance board as well but you can't stand all day or for some kinds of work, so this chair has been great." —Jaime Bauer

    Get it from Amazon for $179.95.

    17. A dual-monitor desk mount that will free up space and help prevent eye strain. Ideally, your monitor should be at least 20 inches away from you.

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    Promising review: "Easy to assemble, easy to install. Currently saving my neck, literally. It is amazing what an elevated and clear of clutter workspace can do... The elevation of the monitors, their increased distance from the edge of my desk (and thus my eyes) and the enormous amount of space I now have on the desk surface are making an incredible difference." —Lorri Rhea

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    18. A car seat cushion with memory foam and lumbar support for long commutes or professional drivers.

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    Promising review: "I bought this along with the Dreamer Car Coccyx Seat Cushion Chair Pad-Premium Memory Foam for my wife, who drives an average of 80 miles a day as part of her job. She was suffering from back and hip pain as a result of the 'standard' seat of her 2009 car. Well, now that she has these two items, she's so happy with them, she takes them in the house and attaches them to her office chair while working on reports. Definitely a happy customer." —J. M.

    Get it from Amazon for $26.08+ (available in four colors).

    19. An under-the-desk keyboard tray designed to liberate your wrists from pain and help you keep your desk clutter-free — finally!

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    Promising review: "I have had terrible luck with the type of keyboard drawers that need screwed into the bottom of a desk. Then I found this Mount-It! keyboard drawer that didn't need screws at all! I wasn't sure what to think, but figured it was worth a try. It took literally three minutes to install and voila - I had a sturdy keyboard drawer! It has a rounded edge which is really comfortable for resting your wrists and there is also plenty of room for a mouse." —Linda

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99+ (available in two styles).

    20. A back brace you can wear over or under your clothes to straighten your posture and help ease back, neck, and shoulder pain.

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    Promising review: "I bought this posture corrector because I work at a computer all day, my posture is TERRIBLE while sitting at my desk, and my back, neck, and head are generally KILLING me by about 3 p.m. Even when I make an effort to try to sit correctly and not slump over, I find that eventually I've fallen into slouching without noticing while I'm concentrating at work. I anticipated some discomfort when initially wearing the corrector, based on the product description and some of the reviews. When I put it on, it didn't hurt at all. So I tightened it as much as I could. Still no discomfort. At this point, I figured that it probably wasn't doing anything, but I wore it to work anyway, just to try it out. 3 p.m. rolled around and...no headache, no neck pain, no back pain!" —Angela

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99 (originally $39.99).

    21. An anti-fatigue mat that's basically the closest you're going to get to feeling like you're walking on clouds.

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    Promising review: "Bought this mat to place at my standing desk at work. I was having some lower back and hip discomfort so thought I’d try an anti-fatigue mat. It has worked beautifully!! I stand all day.. 9–10 hours and this has helped beyond my expectations." —Sunrise

    Get it from Amazon for $37.99+ (available in three sizes and nine colors).

    22. A sitting ball so you can relieve back pain and get in an ab workout. Guess who's not going to the gym tonight.

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    Promising review: "I have to sit for nine hours a day, so this is nice to change things up a bit and engage my lower back more. It requires active sitting, so your feet and back will be moving around. Between this, a kneeling chair, and standing up at my desk, I can make it to the end of the day without back pain." —D

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99+ (available in six colors).

    23. A posture corrector you attach to your back that buzzes every time you slouch. It's discreet enough that no one will know you're wearing it.

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    Promising review: "I have had terrible posture while sitting at my desk eight hours a day, and often go home feeling really stiff in my neck, and typically wind up with a headache. I have not had a headache in the past 12 days :) I also barely feel it while I'm wearing it, and the adhesives are very good and durable when taken care of." —Kristie Wood

    Get it from Amazon for $79.95.

    You about to be ~so~ productive:

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