No matter how you like to work, there’s a smarter, healthier way to sit. It’s called active sitting and it’s transforming the way people feel at work—and beyond—by focusing on one simple but profound idea: the human body was meant to move. While traditional ergonomics tries to lock the body into one “perfect” position, active sitting supports healthy alignment while encouraging the body’s natural need for movement—improving circulation, energy, and flow so you can show up more fully in your work and the world.
The 3 keys to healthy sitting:
1. Say no to 90-degrees.
Traditional chairs force the body into 90-degree postures, but science has shown that dropping your knees below your hips takes pressure off your tailbone, engages your core, brings your spine into healthier alignment, and improves your circulation—plus it just feels better.
2. Move freely.
Our bodies weren’t meant to stand all day, or sit all day—our bodies were meant to move. Even while sitting, giving your body the freedom to make those small adjustments you need to stay balanced and engaged—shifting your weight, stretching your legs, opening your hips, even bouncing—can make all the difference in how you feel, and in what kind of energy you bring to your work and day.
3. Listen to your body.
There’s no such thing as the perfect posture. The right posture is the one that feels right in the moment. Whether it’s a stretch when you’re feeling tight, a hip-opening shift to align your spine, or a supported standing position when your legs need a break, active sitting keeps you fluidly moving in tune with your body’s changing needs.
Find the best active sitting chair for you
Find the one that moves you.
To help you find the active chair that’s right for your body and workspace, we’ve organized our collection by people’s preferred work style. Each active chair has its own unique way of aligning the spine, opening the hips, subtly activating core muscles, and encouraging healthy movement throughout your day.
If you prefer working from a sitting position at a traditional-height desk, this collection of award-winning, beautiful, and intelligently engineered chairs will help keep your body in an aligned, ergonomic posture, while also encouraging healthy movement. That’s what we mean by active sitting: using a chair that supports proper alignment while keeping your muscles engaged, so you feel healthy and energized at work.
Support for Standers
Even if you’re happy to stand and work all day, your body will feel even better with regular sitting breaks – physiologists tell us that it’s healthier for our knees, back and legs. Our collection of ergonomic active stools and chairs allow you to perch, lean, and sit without lowering your desk. These supported-standing chairs engage core muscles and activate your body's natural ability to find its balance and a healthy, aligned posture.
Movers & Groovers
A great choice for the fidgeter who loves to find their rhythm at work and keep it moving. Our collection of rocking, swaying, bouncing chairs and stools encourage healthy, energy-bringing movement to keep your body engaged and your mind focused. These kinetic active chairs also help build core muscles and burn calories while you work, keeping you alert and energized. And they’re fun!