Active seating solution: you’ve probably heard us use the term, but what does it actually mean and why should you care? We’re here to answer all of your questions, so look no further! Check out active seating defined, the benefits that come with it and the types of active seating solutions we offer.
Active seating basically means a chair or stool of some kind that helps you to integrate more movement than a traditional chair. Simple, right? By incorporating active seating into your workday, you can engage your body and combat some of the effects of a sedentary lifestyle even though you may still be seated for portions of the day.
Some seating solutions are even NEAT Certified, meaning that all of the small movements throughout the day they encourage add up to burn more calories than a standard chair would in the same amount of time. You can read full details on NEAT certification in one of our other blogs here.
There are many benefits of active seating, but here are our top five choices:
Posture is one of those things that everyone knows they should do better with but for some reason is tough to actually implement. With the right active seating solution that fits your ergonomic needs, you can improve your posture with ease. Many active chairs are built specifically to promote a straight spine and positive posture.
Aiming for that six-pack for your summer bod? While active seating won’t get you there on its own, it does promote positioning that helps to engage the core and strengthen the surrounding muscles. This will help you to build core stability throughout the day, rather than be disengaged and sluggish.
With improved posture and core strength, less tension in the back naturally follows. Everyone know that one of the worst parts about sitting for prolonged periods is the pain it can cause in your back and neck when your station isn’t a proper ergonomic setup. Many active seating solutions are specially designed to provide optimal ergonomics, thus lessening your risk of pain and reducing tension at pressure points.
Did we mention that active seating solutions are stylish too? With so many different kinds to choose from that come in so many different colours and materials, active seating can fit with any décor. This means that you can choose the healthy option without sacrificing style!
Last but not least, active seating makes your day more active (obviously!). Active seating solutions are designed to promote small movements throughout your day, which, when added up, make a big difference overall. This incorporates greater health and wellness in the office, which in turn increases job satisfaction and productivity.
At Fitneff, we offer a wide variety of active seating solutions to choose from. Some of these options include:
And that’s everything you need to know about active seating solutions! Make the change today to incorporate more movement and better posture into your day – your body will thank you.
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It’s the time you’ve been waiting for all morning at work: the long-awaited lunch break. The moment that you can sit back, enjoy your meal and relax with a much-deserved break from work.
While you may be tempted to stay seated at your desk, there are many ways that you can spend your lunch break that are more healthy and active. Who says your lunch break has to be sedentary too? Check out five healthy ways to use your break at work.
Summer is on its way out, and the delightfully chilly fall season is already stepping through the door. With the drop in temperature and the changing colour of the trees, it’s incredibly tempting to stay indoors where it’s warm and smells like apple cider, pumpkin pie and ginger spice.
But this beautiful and bountiful season has so much to offer in terms of keeping active! Take advantage of the gorgeous weather and keep active this fall season with one of the eight suggestions here.