How one easy sitting change can make you more productive. April 10 2014
Let’s face it, you’re going to have to change something to combat the negative effects of sitting in one place for extended periods of time. The experts say that we should get up and change our posture, stretch and generally take a break to exercise to mitigate back pain. All great ideas but, I don’t know about you, when I’m on a roll and producing good results for what I’m doing at the time I DO NOT want to be interrupted by anyone or anything, especially taking exercise, that interferes with my productivity.
But, what if you and I could do both AT THE SAME TIME? We can and I have done so by simply changing to a chair that moves while I’m in it. And better yet, I don’t have to do anything consciously to make it happen. The key is working on a chair that moves when your body moves. So rather than getting one that puts you into one “ideal” position, active sitting chairs respond to your body’s movement which comes naturally as we “fidget” or reposition ourselves for whatever reason while we’re in it.
There are a ton of different “solutions” that manufacturers have come up with that are so called perfect but, the truth is, there is no one magical design that works for everyone. However, that being said, I have found that active sitting stools come as close to a being a universal solution as any we've seen so far. Why? Simply put they are adjustable for height, lean in the direction you need to go without the need to alter its settings, rotate and “glide” from place to place easily. With this kind of flexibility these stools allow us all to remain moving while seated.
So whether you choose a stool on casters, one with an inverted “dome” base design or one with a moveable joint base design you can be mobile while also being able to “lean” into your work with ease. Active sitting stools can also be the only chair you need when working at a sit/stand desk which many of us do today.