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The Why and How of Active Sitting

Regular exercise is of course great for your body, but it doesn’t make up for the prolonged amount of time most office workers spend sitting throughout the day. We are all too sedentary. We put on weight, and lose muscle tone. But there is a solution: active sitting.

Active sitting is a way of keeping your body moving whilst seated, with chairs and stools that move in tune with the body.  Through active sitting, your lower back and leg muscles are engaged, helping to improve posture, strengthen your core and back muscles, and reduce the overall stress that may be placed on your body. This instinctive muscle engagement also boosts energy levels during the day, keeping users focussed and productive for longer. Particularly useful when working from home!

ErgoFurniture chairs that promote active sitting:

Ball Seat

The Ball Seat adds bounce, movement and a bit of fun to your daily routine. It assists to relieve stress and build energy while you work. Active balance enhances concentration, and unlike using a conventional balance ball, this ball won’t roll away when not in use! The full 360° swivel makes it simple to switch from one task to the next, reducing strain on the lower back from bending over to pick things up, with minimal slouching.

Wobble Stool

The Wobble Stool is a versatile, height adjustable tilt and swivel stool; lightweight and fun to use, while providing serious postural benefits. The Wobble Stool encourages active sitting – the base of the chair is convex, rocking 30 degrees which helps to keep the spine correctly aligned. Suitable for height-adjustable workstations, the Wobble Stool is adjustable to heights compatible to either perching at a sit-stand desk, or sitting at a conventional one. Overall, the stool helps users to minimise neck twists, spine twists and slouching.

Pilates Stool

The Pilates Stool is a premium height adjustable rock and swivel stool that combines quality and stability with active movement. The slightly convex spiral textured base is the larger version to the Wobble Stool, although much lighter. There is less of a lean angle when using the Pilates Stool, which is more suitable for taller users. Or the type of user who is perhaps quite experienced with Pilates, who prefers active movement, but not too active. Users can rotate safely and freely on the Pilates Stool, which is self-balancing, but with not quite so much movement as the wobble stool.

Leo Balancing Stool

The Leo Balancing Stool takes active seating to an innovative level with its dynamic movement and adjustment. It differs from other rocking stools in that the ergonomics of the elongated, skateboard shaped stool base enable users to tilt further in one direction that the other. This provides a north-south, east-west type of rocking action, rather than the 360 degree rocking action usually found with other wobble / balance stools. The Leo is also delivered fully assembled to metro Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide.



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