What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word ergonomics? For most people, the answer is office chairs. But if you use a standing desk, you may be wondering why you need seating. It’s true that you can chairs for standing desks exist: after all, even those people who have gotten used to standing during the workday need a rest sometimes, and that’s where active seating comes in.
What is Active Seating?
According to Wikipedia, “active sitting occurs when seating allows or encourages the seated occupant to move. Also referred to as dynamic sitting, the concept is that flexibility and movement while sitting can be beneficial to the human body and make some seated tasks easier to perform. One of the earliest forms of active sitting is the common rocking chair which allows forward and backward swaying motion.”
Active seating refers to stools or standing desk chairs that promote movement while you sit; they can include balance balls, wobbly stools, and other seating options that lets you sit actively, helping you work your core muscles while you’re sitting. When you use active seating, you can help improve your posture and boost your energy levels during the day—it’s nearly impossible to slouch when you use active seating!
The Wobble Stool
You can find a wide variety of active seating options for sale, but if you already have a sit-to-stand desk, consider Uncaged Ergonomics’ Wobble Stool, a height-adjustable chair for standing desks that adjusts to the height you need for standing or sitting.
Our Wobble Stool is fun and functional; these standing desk chairs are easy to carry around the office because they’re lightweight enough to be easily portable. Wobble Stool is a fun chair that makes it easy to move around while sitting, keeping you active and working your core muscles. It naturally tilts and moves under your control helping you stay active and productive at the office, home, or by the bar.
Wobble Stool Features
- Its rounded seat is super comfortable and swivels 360 degrees
- Rocking base helps you stay active while resting your feet
- It weighs about 20 pounds, so it’s easy to move from place to place
- Seat height adjusts from 23" to 33", making it appropriate for people of all sizes
- Modern design looks stylish in any setting
- Fabric seat cover stays cool • Its self-stabilizing, weighted base returns to an upright position after use
- 13" seat diameter is comfortable for all
- Available in black, red, and blue
- Seat swivels 360 degrees
- The maximum load it can handle is about 250 pounds
Its round, frameless seat with a plush fabric waterfall cushion is super comfortable; that’s especially important when you first start using active seating—you might need some time to adjust. In other words, don’t retire your current office chair right away, and give yourself time to get used to active seating.