Sitting in motion describes the healthy contrast to sitting still. Because moving sitting trainiert the back muscles, stimulates the circulation and protects the intervertebral discs. And: It promotes mental momentum and prevents fatigue at work.
Moving sitting – why it is so important
Frequent sitting can hardly be avoided in everyday life – but static and crooked sitting can. Sitting rigidly puts strain on the spine and relaxes the core muscles. In addition, immobile sitting constricts the internal organs and blocks blood flow and breathing. Frequent sitting quickly becomes a one-sided burden if you remain immobile in it for too long. Painful tension is the result. It pulls in the back. Anyone who has to sit for long periods should therefore pay more attention to frequent changes of posture than to “the” correct sitting position. Sitting in motion is the motto.
Exactly how active sitting work
Sitting in motion means that you keep moving dynamically on the office chair. The body weight is shifted again and again, you lean back and relax, push your trunk and pelvis to the left and right, detach yourself from the backrest and move forward again, stretching and stretching in between. Every now and then you tense your abdominal muscles. An office chair that supports active sitting enables a permanent change of posture in front of the screen. An office chair that is easy on the back goes with the movements while sitting and assists the body flexibly in many positions. Of course, the best office chair is of no use if you don’t move on it. You have to move yourself, but there are chairs that actively force the body to sit in motion.
Which office chairs support active sitting
The best office chairs that promote active sitting are usually three-dimensional. The ergonomic seat as well as the backrest adapt optimally to the movements of the body. The rigid connection to the chair is dissolved. Through many different micro-movements, the muscles are activated at the same time when sitting in motion. f you’re not used to it, you might even feel a little sore at first. In general, a back-friendly office chair or armchair is orthopedically shaped in such a way that the spine is well supported and the coccyx is relieved. At the same time, moving sitting is made possible. However, many sofas and armchairs in the lounge area of the cafeteria are too low, the seat is too deep, the cushions are too soft. If you sink into a sofa, you may initially feel wonderfully comfortable. However, since such seating furniture makes any movement difficult, sitting on the couch for a long time easily ends with a stiff back.