Awesome chair mod
The other day a client complained to me how having to sit so many hours in a chair for his work caused him hip tightness. Something I've experienced reguarly to the point that my hips will start popping like crazy when I stretch them if I let them go bad enough. So in the middle of that discussion I realized my chair has these arm rests that severely restrict how far you can open your legs - which actually is your hip (pictured below).
Look at that
horse hip angle
So right after I got a screw driver and removed the dreaded arm rests. It's been day 2 and the change is a huge improvement. I have a lot more room to stretch and I'm already noticing the benefits with my hips.
Chair pre/post amputation
To give you an idea of how much a difference it makes look at how restricting those arm rests were.
I don't actually sit like this fyi
Coincidentally another client shortly after told me he had done the same thing to his chair. What have you done to make work/sitting more tolerable?