How much do you care about your spine?
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Mrudula Tambe  Identity Verified
India
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English to Marathi
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Feb 22, 2006

As a part of the translator community I have type for many hours sitting in the chair. What I observe is that my chair inclination is wrong. It is backward as an 'easy-chair' instead of being straight. So I made necessory changes in my sitting arrangement. Have you people thought about it atleast once in a while?

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Veronika Hansova  Identity Verified
Czech Republic
Local time: 20:48
Member (2006)
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Physical exercise, yoga, whatever, just move!!! Mar 4, 2006

Sure I did. I used to have terrible problems with my back. I used do yoga before I started my translation career (:-))) and now humble got to it. So I do some yoga every day, stretching or even doing some physical exercising just to straighten my back, get tired physically (having problems falling aspeel in the evening when I am tired mentally but not physically). Regarding my chair - it is profiled and shaped and somewhat rocking.
I would definitely recommend you some exercising.
Good luck.


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Claudia Krysztofiak  Identity Verified
Germany
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Tai Chi!!! :-) Mar 4, 2006

Ha, I did the one and only right thing: I married a Tai Chi trainer and everytime he sees me sitting in my chair working I get some kind and loving remark as e.g.: Sit straight! Drop your shoulders! Stretch your neck! Breath deeply!

Whenever I find the time between two assignments I can visit the training grounds, so I almost have sort of a social life.

I can only recommend this course of action: Go hunt yourself an unmarried Tai Chi trainer!

Have to stop now and get my back straight.


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Ghislaine CATHENOD  Identity Verified
Local time: 20:48
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Exercice !!! Mar 9, 2006

http://www.backrelief.ca/ gives some simple exercices that are very easy et really helpfull for back /neck/ shoulder ... pains.

But I think I'm also going to buy a new ergonomic keyboard.


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Fiona Grace Peterson  Identity Verified
Italy
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Italian to English
Very aware of the problem Mar 16, 2006

When I worked as a nursing auxiliary I became very aware of how much damage we do to our backs on a daily basis - sitting in a poor position, lifting things incorrectly, making incorrect movements. Lots of little things. Exercise and awareness of the problem is definitely the way to go. And Pilates, maybe....

[Edited at 2006-03-16 20:02]


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Daina Jauntirans  Identity Verified
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Chiropractic Mar 17, 2006

I have had problems with my shoulders and neck, but go to a chiropractor once a month, which really helps.

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CathyFS  Identity Verified
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I use a kneeler chair Mar 18, 2006

I bought a neeler chair so that most of the weight is taken off my back. They take a few weeks to get used to (at least, in my case), but it realyl is a fantastic chair. And it ony cost me 80 euro. I don't use it all the time though - I alternate between that and a standard kitchen chair, which has a special back support attached to it. I originally bought the back support insertion for my car, but now that I work from home I use it at my PC instead. I also go for physiotherapy every so often just to keep my back and neck in check, I find it really beneficial.

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