What are the most important things to look out for concerning regular sitting in front of a desktop computer?

Frankly, I don't know what's important and what I should prioritize.

  • What chair should I choose? How much does it matter?
  • Is it true that actively stabilizing one's posture, as opposed to using back-rests, arm-rests, or similar is healthier once you got used to it?
  • How important is it to get up frequently; how often should I?
  • Are there important tricks or routines I should apply to improve posture/health or encourage movement while sitting?

I'm interested in the first few points to know that make the biggest difference.

Before tagging this as a duplicate, please note that it is not about a single posture or chair type, such as this question on a single best posture or this one on exercise balls. My question isn't this narrow. If a great method were something like switching chair type halfway through the day, or to do a certain exercise every now and then, it would still be a valid answer.

I'd be happy if answers include scientific evidence, or hints on how to search for it.

  • health.stackexchange.com/questions/463/… You may take a look the above link ..
    – rsu
    May 4, 2016 at 0:29
  • @theinarasu I have already linked this in my question. In my opinion, the best answer is the one by nilon... and shows that the question is a tad narrow. I'm not limited to one posture or chair all day, or even just sitting all day. I opened a new question because I really want to focus on the heart of the issue, without limiting the approaches to only posture, or only chairs. I don't know what is most important, so that's part of the question.
    – Vandroiy
    May 4, 2016 at 11:07


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