Sit Down. Move On.
A journal of active sitting and healthy living.
It’s not what we aren’t doing that is slowly wreaking havoc on our bodies, it’s what we are doing that can often be more of a danger to our overall well-being. The way we do things in a repeated fashion shape and mold us over time, and lead us down roads...
In today’s modern world there is an app for almost every situation. If something is wrong or needs improvement, we can pull out our iPhone and search for the solution. However, when it comes to our physical well-being, what we truly need is a physical adaptation to change the course of how we do things.
“You are how you move,” or should it be, “You are how you don’t move?” Take a moment and ask yourself the above question, and be honest. Do your movements or lack thereof, play a role in your attitude towards life and the current outcomes you are living...
A Mayo Clinic study has now confirmed that using a Varier Move® in place of a regular office chair significantly increases caloric expenditure and may deliver long-term health benefits. Consistent movement throughout the day, however small or inconsequential it might seem, can add up to big health benefits. It was this simple idea that inspired Dr. James Levine of Mayo Clinic to coin the term NEAT™ or Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis.
Enjoy the freedom of active sitting with Edward ‘Coach Eddie’ Bergersen, a personal trainer and movement therapist based in Geneva, Switzerland. Coach Eddie has tailored a set of exercises for your chair that are easy to perform during short breaks in your busy day.
Reduce. Reuse. Recycle… Revive. Varier maintains a commitment to a healthy lifestyle not only for our customers but also for our planet. Revive, one of our newest fabrics and the standard quick-ship fabric is responsibly manufactured from post-consumer recycled polyester (PET) and is specially created with a focus on reducing the environmental impact both in production and natural resources.
Sitting for any lengthy period of time, even if the position is ergonomically accurate, can cause back pain. Experts say that you shouldn’t sit still for more than 30 minutes at any time. Back pain can be prevented, however, with attention to proper techniques for sitting, working and exercising.
Staying active while your work may help you think more clearly, concentrate more effectively, be more efficient, get more done and feel better while marking items off your to-do list and completing tasks. Get started with 10 steps to increase your daily movement.
Take the quiz and find your movement number. In one to two minutes you will have a gauge on your daily movement and some ideas on how to move more each day.
Do you have discomfort in your neck, arms, hands, shoulders or hips after a day of sitting at work? Get up and move! Active sitting makes you stronger, better, faster. Our innovative chairs are made for healthy sitting that allow you to tilt, rock, turn and pivot.