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Ergonomics Guru: ​Why the Wobble in Wobble Stools?

Ergonomics Guru: ​Why the Wobble in Wobble Stools?

Posted by Uncaged Ergonomics on 3rd Nov 2017

What is the Wobble Stool?

Wobble Stool is an adjustable height bar stool featuring a plush, padded fabric seat that swivels 360° and a unique rounded base that lets you rock, tilt, and lean. Packing all these features into one stool makes a pretty fun place to sit. You can rock back and forth, lean over and grab something, and swivel around to talk to your neighbor. The special seat makes it quick to sit on and easy to get up from—a convenient place for the busy person to have a rest.

You can buy ergonomic products like our Wobble Stool, which can help you work your core muscles—and it’s fun to use! If your core muscles are weak, your back muscles have to work harder, and that can lead to back pain. A good-quality active seating option will work your core muscles, your back, and your leg muscles, all while helping keep your spine aligned. When you use active seating while you work, you can boost your energy levels during the day, since you won’t be slouching.

When you use an adjustable height computer workstation, you move it up and down to use while standing and sitting. The Wobble Stool is the perfect companion for a sit-to-stand desk, because it’s also height adjustable, and enables your sitting time to be more active.

Active sitting, also known as active seating or dynamic sitting, encourages people to remain in motion rather than staying in a rigid seated posture. Active seating options not only accommodate but promote the natural movements of the body and can help improve spinal positioning and muscle stimulation. In other words, active sitting is fidget-friendly and can also help improve concentration.

There’s a wide variety of active seating options on the market today, but the Wobble Stool is versatile because it’s adjustable to heights suitable for standing or sitting. It’s lightweight so you can easily move it from your desk to the conference room to the breakroom and your coworker’s desk—and anywhere in between.

A lightweight stool that you can quickly switch out with an ordinary office chair is especially important when you first start using active seating—you might need some time to get used to it. When you buy ergonomic products like a wobbling stool, you might find that you need some adjustment time. A wobbling stool is designed to give your feet a break when you’ve been standing for a while. It’s not designed to be your favorite easy chair. You might not want to get rid of your old office chair right away, until you acclimate to standing while working and using active seating.

But if you’ve got health issues—particularly serious back issues like herniated discs, you should probably check with a healthcare provider to make sure that using an active seating option like a wobbling stool won’t make your condition worse.

Where can you use the Wobble Stool?

Standing Desk Stool

Wobble Stool gives “standers” (people using a standing desk) a convenient place to have a rest without needing to significantly adjust desk height. Sitting higher also makes it easier to convert back and forth between sitting and standing. 

Michelle Davis has tested just about every posture-related product on the market. She said about the Wobble Stool “I found the Wobble Stool to be effective at increasing productivity. I love being able to work and burn calories at the same time. I use this stool every day. To read more on how the Wobble Stool works as a posture corrector read Michelle’s full Wobble Stool review.

Office Stool

Sitting on the Wobble Stool at your desk, in meeting room or conference lets you burn some calories, fidget, and  stay engaged. For bigger offices, let your visitors have a seat on the Wobble Stool for some quick discussions.

Bar Stool

With such a large adjustable height range (10”), Wobble Stool lets you sit comfortably at almost any bar. Use Wobble Stool instead of those ridged, fixed-height stools—your posture will thank you plus Wobble Stool is a cool conversation starter.

Musicians, Artists, Photographers

Wobble Stool is a comfortable place to sit that’s easy to get up from and gives you the freedom to move around as needed. It’s great for active artists, photographers

Warehouse Stool

Checking the computer for orders, packing shipments, making labels and all the other tasks associated with fulfilment require a lot of up and down movement. Make the conversion quicker by sitting on Wobble Stool instead of a traditional chair. Wobble Stool lets you sit higher and move between sitting and standing quicker than a traditional chair.

Ergonomic Computer Chair

Wobble Stool helps you stay engaged and keep a tight core while typing. True there is no back support like a traditional ergonomic computer chair, but Wobble Stool lets you move freely around your computer.

Children

The benefits of active sitting chairs for children exceed beating obesity at young age. Just like for grown-ups, active sitting offers a myriad of health benefits for kids. Since, a few years ago, the detrimental effects of prolonged sitting and poor posture have come to light, we can do our offspring no bigger favor than to familiarize them with ergonomic stools and chairs that transform stationary sitting into an activity. If only because kids love being active and the movement brought by these seats is a fun alternative to the boring sitting still that is such an ordeal for many kids. Of course, increased focus and doing better in school are a huge bonus too.