Active/dynamic seating is a way of setting yourself up to emulate the natural movements we make while standing and walking. While a core exercise routine is great, it can’t make up for the lost opportunity of having spent eight hours of the day sitting in a chair using your core very little.
Lorell Pivot Seat
Pivoting seat leg with fabric seat. Gas lift from 27”-36”H.
Safco Focal Mobis II Seat
Pivoting seat leg with vinyl seat. Piston handle to adjust height to 38”H.
Safco Focal Pivot Seat
Pivoting seat leg with nylon seat. Piston handle to adjust height to 35”H.
Focal Mogo Seat By Safco
Pivoting seat leg with vinyl seat. Portable/collapsible, adjustable to 38”H.
Storex Wiggle Stool
Stool with extra soft cushion. Height adjustable from 12”-18”.
Fidget Active Seat By Safco
Vinyl foam seat cushion. Available in 3 different heights.
Safco Zenergy Swivel Ball Chair
Exercise swivel ball chair. 17.5″H
Safco Zenergy Ball Chair
Polyester seat with 4 legs & stationery base. 23”H.
Safco Swivel Keg Stool
Swivel stool with black fabric cushioned seat. 20”H.
Active or dynamic sitting
Active or dynamic sitting is the opposite of static sitting. Static sitting occurs when seating is rigid, and results in sustained mechanical tissue loading. The bodily strain occurring with traditional rigid seating is widely thought to contribute to negative health effects.
The human body is not well adapted for long hours spent sitting in a restrictive or constrained posture. In static sitting, the abdominal muscles may instinctively relax and even atrophy over prolonged periods of lessened physical activity. Furthermore, the prolonged postural loading of the spine while sitting, without natural movement and mobilization of the spinal joints, can reduce joint lubrication and increase stiffness, which can be detrimental to back health.
Circulation, particularly of the legs, can be adversely affected as well. In fact, back pain and circulation discomfort are part of a growing avalanche of complaints which can be attributed in part to extensive static sitting. Additionally, sustained postures at a computer can place the upper back and neck muscles into positions of strain that, when combined with stress factors, contribute to muscle tension and resulting pain.
The field of ergonomics recognizes that only in recent history is a large proportion of the human population sitting for long periods with little movement. The rising number of office jobs, as well as driving, contributes to the increased amount of static sitting that occurs.