Active Seating

Sitting for long hours without movement is widely regarded as unhealthy. Plus, if you compromise your posture while sitting for long periods, you end up with the risk of straining your neck, back, spine and shoulders, resulting in pain and discomfort. Poor posture prevents your back and spine from being naturally aligned, which results in musculoskeletal discomfort in the long run. Active seating is a new buzzword in the world of health and fitness. It's especially applicable to those whose jobs involve sitting at a desk for eight or nine hours a day. An active seating tool allows some degree of movement even when seated. Active seating chairs offer flexibility and movement while sitting, encouraging almost constant micro-movements.

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Active seating options keep you active even when sitting

Traditional chairs are a great option for comfortable seating, but users are now looking for innovative sitting options that keep them slightly active. Also referred to as dynamic sitting, active seating options such as active stools keep you moving slightly and actively engage at least some of your muscles while sitting. By incorporating some movement into your workday, you're preventing yourself from being sedentary all day. While the tiny movements offered by active chairs are never a substitute for a dedicated workout or a cardio session, they still burn a few more calories than sitting still on a traditional chair for the same amount of time, keeping you mildly active even with prolonged sitting.

Improve your posture with active seating chairs

When sitting in a traditional chair, your spine forms an awkward shape that causes immense pressure on the neck, shoulders and back. Most active seating options not only help you keep moving, but they feature an ergonomic design that promotes a straight spine and correct posture while sitting. With an active sitting chair, you're constantly making tiny movements that help strengthen your abdominal muscles, back and shoulder muscles and more. This improves your core strength, which improves balance and stability. A combination of enhanced core strength and improved posture reduces the occurrence of back pain that's usually associated with prolonged sitting.

Check out CeilBlue® for a wide selection of folding and stacking chairs that are sturdy, durable and convenient to use. For doctors, physiotherapists and other healthcare workers, we have ergonomically designed exam stools that enhance your comfort as you deliver high-quality patient care.