I just got a haircutting/stylist saddle stool to aid me in the kitchen. It is similar to the Kayline hi-rider and has a foot ring. It helps keep your back in proper alignment (as Esther Gokhale recommends.) I wish I could afford a Salli or Bambach saddle stool! But… this is very comfy and with a pneumatic lift it is easy for me to move quickly around the kitchen and to my dining table. I love it!