Sitting in motion describes the healthy contrast to sitting rigidly still. Because active sitting trains the back muscles, stimulates the circulation and protects the intervertebral discs. And: It promotes mental dynamism 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.
How moving sitting works exactly
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 encourage active sitting are usually three-dimensionally movable. The ergonomic seat as well as the backrest adapt perfectly to the movements of the body. The rigid connection to the chair is broken. Many different micro-movements activate the muscles while sitting in motion. If you are not used to this, you might even feel a slight sore muscles at first. In general, a back-friendly office chair or armchair is orthopedically shaped so that the spine is well supported and the tailbone is relieved. At the same time, active sitting is made possible. Many of the sofas and armchairs in the lounge area of the cafeteria are too low, the seat is too deep, and the cushions are too soft. Anyone who sinks into a sofa may find it wonderfully comfortable at first. Since such seating furniture makes any movement difficult, sitting on the couch for a long time can easily end with a stiff back.