Master chair maker, John Moldovan, creates beautiful, handmade, custom wood tables, rocking chairs, office swivel chairs, counter stools, and dining chairs.
You can see his work at http://jmoldovan.com/
The Clearmind Posture Cushion has a unique design making it the perfect cushion for meditation. A base of firm upholstery foam provides stability and shape (for good posture) while a top layer of memory foam provides unparalleled comfort while sitting. The Clearmind Posture Cushion is perfect for beginners and experienced meditators alike but is also suitable for anyone who wants to improve their posture.
Available at http://clearmindcushion.com
Product: The Serola Sacroiliac Belt
Price: About $40
If you have low back or hip pain or suffer from piriformis syndrome, this may be for you! I’ve found it incredibly helpful when I have to sit in my desk chair for really long hours. It’s a dear friend for your pelvis…especially great if you’re pregnant. (I wish I’d known that, way back when.)
Product: Lumo Lift
Lumo Lift is a digital posture coach that provides real-time feedback on your posture as well as the ability to track your progress over time through the Lumo Lift app. Through its gentle and subtle vibrational feedback feature for posture, this wearable tech solution to posture allows users to identify poor posture and correct it as soon as it happens.
Price: $40-$60 depending on the model
I was prowling the aisles and doing some reporting at an ergonomics trade show in Las Vegas when someone leapt out of a booth and handed me an item that looked vaguely like a tractor seat. It was a gift, he assured me, and I should try it.
I put it in my “swag bag” and headed for a lecture by one of ergonomics’ luminaries that was about to start, in the ballroom at Caesar’s Palace. The chairs, lined up in rows, might have been okay for resting between dances at a wedding, but for listening to a lecture, they were incredibly uncomfortable.
I tried my usual remedies—shoving my rolled-up jacket behind me, sitting sideways, and lolling like a teenager in a boring math class. Nothing helped. Then I remembered: I had a BackJoy in my bag. I peeled the plastic wrapping (not unquietly) off and placed it beneath me.
The BackJoy is essentially an orthotic for your butt, making it impossible for your sitting bones to sink into the chair or for your sacrum to sag. I couldn’t believe it: the hellish chair was suddenly perfectly okay. In time, I discovered that a BackJoy could make any chair anywhere—even a bench at a sporting event in the freezing wind—into acceptable seating. I take it with me whenever I know there’s a long sit in my future. Understandably, every single time I go through security, the TSA guy or gal, who must perch for hours on a stool, asks me many detailed questions about it. I have never gotten one of them to stop using their fancy flashlight long enough to try it.
Anyone with a four-legged friend knows the ache of stooping to pick up after him/her – not to mention the messy accidents that can happen even with the inside-out-bag method. With Clean-Pick, you can not only avoid “handling” your dog’s business yourself – but you barely have to bend to attend to it. The contraption is at once a leash, a bag dispenser, and a mechanical hand to use instead of your own to perform this duty.
An article in Golf Magazine reports that golfers who use pushcarts both suffer fewer injuries and burn more energy than golfers who carry their clubs. Without further ado, here’s where you can find these upgraded caddies by several companies, in a number of different models to suit your needs and taste.
Bag Boy Company’s three-wheeler is collapsible and has a few other handy additions like a foot brake and a scorecard holder.
Sun Mountain’s Micro Cart also folds down and has four wheels for added stability, as well as adjustable handle height.
ClicGear models have everything from collapsibility and airless tires to a beverage holder and storage net.
Ogio Syncro offers carts and a great golf bag specifically designed to affix to a pushcart.