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    If Your Job Involves Sitting All Day, You May Want These 32 Products

    Back pain, wrist pain,'s really time to upgrade your sitting space.

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    1. An anti-fatigue comfort mat that'll help relieve foot, knee, and back pain while you're using your standing desk. When you need a good stretch (or two!) or a change of pace, get up and stand on this!,

    Promising review: "This mat is absolutely a must-have! We have really hard tile and my poor wife, who is an amazing cook, was constantly complaining of her feet hurting after standing and cooking for hours (we often entertain and cook large meals). I kid you not, within five minutes of trying it out, I immediately bought a second. The mat appears very sturdy and thick. We’ve purchased mats before from The Home Depot and these mats by far exceed them in comfort and sturdiness. Husbands, if your wife spends lots of time cooking you hot meals, do you both a favor and buy her one of these. She will love you for it!" —Tim 2e

    Get it from Amazon for $44.97+ (available in three sizes and nine colors).

    2. A leak-proof and time-marked water bottle to keep by you because I know you forget to drink water while you're sitting there all day. The time marker will conveniently remind you when to take another sip and keep you hydrated.,

    This also has a little filter for you to put in fruit!

    Promising review: "I want to marry this water bottle. I wasn’t a water drinker AT ALL. Then this baby arrived and changed the game! How could the sheer feature of knowing how much to drink by a certain time of day be so incentivizing?! All rave reviews are true. 1) The texture is nice to the touch. 2) The time labels help me a ton — very motivating to know exactly how I’m doing on my water intake as the day goes on. (I’m busy at work and would never be able to reflect back and calculate how much I drank or refilled my bottle) 3) The strap is convenient and I use it more than I thought I would, juggling a bunch of things in and out. 4.) The little fruit tray works great. I squeeze lemon in my water and cut a thin slice and put it in the top. 5) The mouth piece is comfortable. 6) The button pops the lid open, which happens without a sound (I can’t be screwing lids off and on in the car) 7) There is a little lock that provides extra security that it won’t leak if I toss it in my bag. It’s stupid how taken I am with a freakin’ water bottle." —L.G.B.

    Get it from Amazon for $18.95 (also available in blue).

    3. An orthopedic pain relief seat cushion for helping with tailbone pain, sciatica, leg and lower back pain, and encouraging better posture (I know you're guilty of slumping). It's made with memory foam too so it'll mold itself to the shape of your bottom!


    The cover is removable and washable according to reviewers.

    Promising review: "I have been using the seat pillow for two weeks now, and it has done what it advertises. It has reduced pain, held up up well, and maintained its shape. Given I am not sitting on it all day, which may impact the wear and tear, it still has provided an increase in support and comfort, and has helped reduce my dull sciatica pain when having to sit for extended periods of time." —Icarus Rising

    Get it from Amazon for $32.95 (available in five colors).

    4. A lap desk to beat all lap desks. It has a built-in mouse pad, wrist pad, and a phone/tablet holder so wherever you are in the house, whether it's your couch, in bed, or at the kitchen table, your productivity levels will stay top-notch!

    The lap desk

    Promising review: "This has got to be the best laptop lap desk I have ever owned! The wrist rest is cushiony, and the cushions on the back are super comfortable on my legs. It has a slight incline, which is perfect. It's sturdy and light. Love the handle, the mouse pad with borders so the mouse won't fall off, and the tablet/phone slots. I don't write a lot of reviews, but I am so happy with this product that I had to give it a good review. Hopefully, this will help someone that is searching for the right lap desk. Recommend it to anyone." —J. Castro

    Get it from Amazon for $59.97.

    5. A mobile phone holder so you have a convenient place to prop up your phone, and it'll always be within arm's reach. You won't have to hunt down where it went or lose it among your desk clutter. Plus, tell me that isn't the cutest darn alpaca you've ever seen in your life. It'll make you smile every time you reach for your phone (which is probably 100 times a day, which means 100 smiles to brighten your cold, unfeeling heart!).


    Promising review: "Cute, functional, and adorable! Even my S.O. thinks it is cute. It is the perfect rest for my phone and excellent quality." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $20.95 (available in eight BT21 characters).

    6. A cool sitting ball that'll not only help relieve back pain but also engage your abs and core, promote good posture, and help you stretch. This is the easiest way to work out while sitting, I daresay!

    Model sitting on the chair

    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 $64.99+ (available in two styles and eight colors).

    7. An ergonomic mouse pad with gel support to minimize your wrist pain!

    Reviewer photo of the mouse pad

    Promising review: "I love how inexpensive this mouse pad is for what you get out of it. It has absolutely saved my wrists from working all day at a computer. I didn't want a mouse pad that was covered in cloth because the cloth tends to wear down and look bad, but so far the cloth on this still looks perfect after months of use. The bottom of the pad clings to my desk and does not move or slide around. Highly recommend." —E. McKillip

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in two sizes).

    8. A Colourpop blue light face serum that'll help protect your skin against the blue light of high tech devices with antioxidants from lingonberry fruit and boost skin that's drained from the constant exposure. Your skin will be left luminous and you can work without worry.

    the bottle in water

    There is research that says blue light not only affects our eye health and sleep quality but also promotes free radical damage, dark spots, and wrinkles, especially when you're constantly exposed to electronics like our laptops, phones, and TVs (this is why it's recommended to put your phone down once you're in bed!).

    Promising review: "It's this nice little sauce that I enjoy patting onto my face. Hopefully it gives me a bit of blue light protection since I'm in my forties and am seeing more freckling around the eyes. It soaks right in, feels mild, has no scent, and my face does look a bit more refreshed after applying. It doesn't sit on the skin either so when I apply makeup or moisturizer or anything else over this, there's no pilling or heavy feeling of piled-on products. It's a fun bit of pampering, and I suspect I'll be buying more of this down the line." —HeidiSomething

    Get it from Colourpop for $12.

    9. A nonslip memory foam lap desk with a built-in light and foam wrist pad for when you work late into the night or early mornings — plus, it helps keep your laptop from overheating!

    The lap desk

    Promising review: "I work from home so it's used a lot. Great stuff about this: The top has a really pretty wood look and feel (though I think it's actually plastic). The plastic makes my PC no longer overheat and the texture makes the PC not slip around like the many awful other ones. Seriously, I can tip this almost sideways before the PC starts to move at all. The bottom cushion and wrist pad is thick and comfy. The wrist pad helps lock the PC in place too. The light is awesome! The actual light slips into the bottom cushion when not wanted (you don't even know it's there), but comes in super handy when extra light is needed. And if you're out of batteries or don't feel like buying any...the light can stick in your PC's USB port! My laptop is pretty big, and I still have room for a mouse or small notepad. It's simple and classy (not tacky)." —Nathan D.

    Get it from Amazon for $42.78+ (also available in red).

    10. A sleek air purifier that'll help trap smoke, pollutants, dust, and germs while circulating clean air around your space so you won't be breathing in anything nasty while you're sitting in one spot working all day. Protect those lungs!

    the purifier

    Promising review: "This is awesome! It is so super quiet and efficient! I did lots of research first to find the best quality but yet also affordable air purifier because I have horrible allergies and I can definitely say that I found the winner! I read in reviews about a plastic smell when first running it so I stuck the replaceable odor filter in it and probably smelled the plastic smell for the first few hours and then it was gone. And I can breathe again. I don't have to grab my inhaler first thing in the morning anymore! I definitely recommend this product and I will be buying another one!" —Jessica

    Get it from Walmart for $132.

    11. A pair of elegant blue-light-blocking glasses so if you typically sit there staring at screens for hours, you'll be less likely to end the day with a blaring headache, strained eyes, and exhaustion. These will help protect your eyes and your mood, and they're nice enough to wear outside too.,

    Promising review: "OK so I love these glasses so much! The quality is even better than I expected. They are simple enough to go with everything while still being so fashionable. Not to mention my migraines have decreased since I started wearing them. 10/10 would recommend." —Micaela P

    Get it from Amazon for $19.98 (available in seven colors).

    12. And if that headache creeps up anyway, this roll-on migraine relief stick you'll cry over (and then smile). Loaded with therapeutic essential oils like peppermint and spearmint, this will help ease those headaches — they're not about to ruin your day, no way!

    Katy Herman / BuzzFeed, Yi Yang / BuzzFeed

    You can apply this to your temples, forehead, and the back of your neck. We here at BuzzFeed swear by this too! Check out our review of the Migrastil Migraine Stick Roll-on to see why we love it.

    Promising review: "I have no earthly idea why this works, but it brought me back from the dead after an 11-day headache. I found it worked better to rub it all over my hot pack, zap it in the microwave, and wrap it around the base of my neck. The aromatherapy was great, and it dulled my headache enough to restore my will to live. 5/5." —Katie B.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    13. An owl eyeglasses holder to hold those blue light glasses so you don't end up saying "Where'd my glasses go?" a hundred times a day. This adorable buddy will wear your glasses for you and keep them nice and safe owl day.

    the wooden holder
    Uncommon Goods

    Promising review: "Dad said it is awesome in looks, design, quality, and materials. He likes that it is practical and holds his glasses and phone without tipping over. He considers himself picky, but says he gives this little guy a 10!" —Uncommon Goods Reviewer

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $24.

    14. A standing desk converter so you can effortlessly go from sitting to stretching your legs in seconds.

    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 $179.95+ (available in two sizes and five colors).

    15. An ergonomic office chair that offers lumbar support, padded arms, and back angle adjustability so sitting won't be all that sufferable for you.

    the mesh back chair

    Promising review: "I was using a little stool. I finally broke down and bought a real office chair. I really like the yellow color. The chair also has this rocking chair feature, which is cool. It took about 20 minutes to put together and it came well packaged. No damages. This was my first purchase and now I am already planning my next purchase." —Kathleen

    Get it from Wayfair for $167.75+ (available in eight colors).

    16. A compact heated massager to spoil your limbs because that's so much more preferable to the cramps and tight muscles that come from sitting all day.

    the massager

    My colleague loves this too! See what she has to say below:

    "I recently purchased this bad boy as a birthday gift for my momma and after plugging it in and letting it get to work on her shoulders — which she's complained about having pain in for months — she immediately said her shoulders felt lighter. I tried this on my feet and honestly, it's sooooo relaxing! It feels like rolling your feet across tiny lacrosse balls but BETTER because all you have to do is sit there and let this contraption do all the work for you." —Jasmin Suknanan

    Get it from Amazon for $49.95.

    17. An antique-style adjustable standing desk with storage that's both functional *and* eye candy. And when you need to stand, the top surface lifts up! A game-changer indeed.


    Promising review: "Really like this desk! I needed something for the home office, and this desk was super easy to put together. The lift top is a game changer, so I can stand when I get tired of sitting. Others commented about how the drawers are smaller than expected, but it works great for me. I don't have much to store except stationery. Love the added gold handles. I recommend!" —Allie

    Get it from Wayfair for $343.20 (available in three colors).

    18. But if you want something simpler, a clean, no-frills desk that'll fulfill your demands but still offers more than meets the eye — it has a power outlet and USB port built in and two drawers for storage plus a pop-up mirror! Now that's more like it.


    Promising review: "A great fit for my office! The built-in plug eliminates multiple cords. Overall it's good quality and easy to put together." —Terri

    Get it from Wayfair for $275.99.

    19. A height-adjustable laptop desk if you don't feel like getting out of bed that day, or you're working from your couch. No more precariously balancing your laptop on your lap and setting your thighs on fire from the overheated fans. This fits your laptop along with snacks, tea, books, and more!


    Promising review: "I work from home a lot, and sometimes I love working on my couch. My legs were starting to get sore from the weight on my laptop and cooling fan, and I couldn't use my mouse of course. This little laptop tray is the best $30 I've spent in a long time. It makes working on the couch SO much easier. Thank you!" —T. Taylor

    Check out our full review of this laptop desk to learn why homebodies like us need it!

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    20. And speaking of setting your thighs on fire, this nonslip laptop cooling pad to help prevent your laptop from overheating right when you're in the middle of a very important meeting. Its two built-in USB-powered fans are up to the job!

    Promising review: "This thing is a game-changer...literally. I use my laptop for gaming. I like to run games with high-quality graphics, and thus, my computer heats up. In the past, I would put my knees up to give my laptop some breathing room, which is very uncomfortable for long term use. This cooling pad allows my legs and computer to stay cool for long periods of computer usage. The sticky band on the bottom keeps my laptop in place even when I'm moving around. I highly recommend this to anyone that hates their laptop burning their legs." —Scott

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99.

    21. A coffee warmer you can keep on your desk so you never have to worry about your morning coffee or afternoon tea ever going cold or even lukewarm if you often get so caught up with work that you forget about it. Plus, it has auto shutoff!

    the warmer with a beverage in it

    Promising review: "I had gone through two other coffee warmers in a month, both of which got raving reviews on Amazon but barely kept coffee warm for 30 minutes. So I decided to splurge on this more expensive one, and BEST DECISION EVER! Not only does it keep your coffee warm, it keeps it HOT on the highest setting. It does an excellent job at keeping your coffee hot for as long as you want, PLUS it is super easy to turn on and off. When you turn it off, it displays the lowest hot setting light to show you the plate is still hot so no unsuspecting burns. This is hands-down the best option on the market." —Elizabeth Harris

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99.

    22. A small sound spa to calm you with soothing sounds like ocean waves, rain, and wind when you get fidgety from sitting for too long or to block out loud noises from annoying neighbors when you're trying to concentrate on work. With 20 sounds and 30 volume levels, you'll def find your sweet spot!


    This is portable and has continuous play and an auto-off timer between one and seven hours.

    Promising review: "This was originally purchased for my husband who would be sleeping during the day while the rest of the family would be up making noise. I now use this myself for sleeping every night. I also take inbound calls for work from home and it is now being used every work day in my office. The white noise blocks all of the household noise! I wish I'd had this 10 years ago when I started working from home! Love all the different sounds, the volume levels, and timers, and memory." —Rebecca

    Get it from Amazon for $37.99.

    23. A soft and supportive drafting chair that's nice and tall, adjustable, and super stylish so it'll look nice in your space too!

    the chair

    Promising review: "I bought this chair to use in my kitchen while cooking because I can't stand for long periods. This works well for the high countertops. It also goes low enough to sit at my dining room table as well. It is really comfortable and great for people that need a chair with good/great support. It was also incredibly easy to put together. I would recommend it to anyone." —Jessica

    Get it from Overstock for $126.49+ (available in four colors).

    24. A wireless ergonomic mouse because it puts less strain on your wrist, reduces cramping, and allows you to go about your work in peace!

    Infographic showing that the vertical mouse holds the wrist in a straighter position to alleviate pressure on the wrist joint

    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 $28.99.

    25. A back brace to wear over or under your clothes because it'll help fix your posture and ease back, neck, and shoulder pain. We're all guilty of slumping, aren't we?

    Reviewer wearing the brace over their shirt

    Promising review: "I been suffering from upper back pain since I got this new job. I constantly sit in front of a computer and I keep slouching. This posture corrector really helps keep my back straight, thus relieving my back pain. It took me a few days to get used to it but otherwise I love it and I’ll keep using it until my body learns to sit straight. Definitely recommend it." —YasmelyTV

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    26. A cool mist humidifier that'll freshen up the stuffy air in your work space, banish dryness, and get you that nice dewy skin while you're hard at work!

    the humidifier

    Promising review: "I received my cool mist humidifier yesterday and I have to say, I am very happy I bought it. I work in a small office (my room is not bigger than 6 feet by 10 feet) and with the forced air we have, my nose and throat were always bothering me with such dry air. Now, even if it was only day two of using the machine, I feel and noticed a huge difference with my nose and throat. Great little machine, very helpful and worth the price." —Mary

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    27. A memory foam lumbar pillow to help relieve back strain and get you that back support and pain relief you need.

    the pillow on a chair

    Promising review: "The cushion fits my back well. My major is computer science so I am sitting at a computer most of every day. I've had issues with my back for as long as I can remember and have two deteriorating discs in my lower back. With the memory foam, I'm good all day, have significantly less back pain, and have just ordered another one so I don't have to lug it back and forth between home and the office because I refuse to be without it. Great follow up customer service too. Highly recommended." —Ziqi

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99 (available in four colors)

    28. An under-the-desk foot rest for relieving pressure on your feet and legs, improving posture, and increasing circulation in your legs. The textured surface also massages feet!

    feet on the foot rest

    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.

    29. A computer document clip so you don't have to keep looking up and down when writing down notes or reminders (AKA no more neck pain). Plus, it frees up desk space because you can just hang up the notes instead of having them scattered all about!

    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 $11.01.

    30. An adjustable under-the-desk keyboard tray to alleviate carpal tunnel and wrist pain, and optimize comfort while helping keep your desk clutter-free so you have more space for your coffee and stuff.

    The tray, which has a retractable mouse pad

    Promising review: "I have had terrible luck with the type of keyboard drawers that need to be 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 $42.99+ (available in two styles).

    31. A set of two memory foam armrest pads that'll support your wrists and relieve tension in your elbows and forearms. Pain has no place here.

    Reviewer photo of the armrest pads on a desk chair

    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 $18.99+ (available in two colors).

    32. A foot spa to keep under your desk and pamper your feet with heat bubbles. Get some relief from work stress!

    the spa with a model's feet in it

    You can set the heat temperature, vibration and bubble settings to your liking. The massaging rollers can be removed if you don't want them.

    Promising review: "Works well! The bubbles' pressure is minimal but very relaxing with the vibrating function turned on — which is also minimal and relaxing. The vibration is not intense at all on the floor and it is not ultra-sonic but still operates rather quietly — no need to raise your TV volume. I get to enjoy a nice foot bath at the comfort of my home for a very reasonable price!" —Freddy

    Get it from Amazon for $53.99.

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