2019 is the Year of Motion. Here’s How to Move More and Sit Less.
January is here and so is a new year. You’ve probably already seen the news stories about the dangers of leading a sedentary lifestyle. And you’ve likely made at least one resolution for 2019 that involves caring for your body and physical wellbeing. It’s clear that in 2019 there’s a trend toward movement and away from a sedentary lifestyle.
Unfortunately the workplace is still slow to adopt the many benefits of moving throughout the day. Most of us are still stuck sitting in a chair from 9-5 or even longer day in and day out.
All this sitting is not only reversing the gains we make in the gym or with our nutrition, but it’s also opening us up to a whole host of additional problems. Studies have shown that prolonged sitting can lead to obesity, diabetes, heart disease, certain cancers and even a premature death.
So how do we combine our desire for wellbeing with our office jobs? The key lies in incorporating movement into our daily work routines. This includes taking walking breaks, opting for a standing desk and choosing ergonomic office furniture that allows your body to move freely.
Motion chairs are a great way to reap the benefits of near-constant motion without any disruption to your work flow. The swopper chair, for example, lets you bounce, tilt and sway gently while you work. Your body is constantly moving, so you naturally avoid stiff muscles, a sore back and all the other health risks that come with sitting.
If you like being able to sit OR stand while working, the Muvman height adjustable stool is the ideal chair.
It lets you easily move between sitting, standing or perching while also incorporating movement while you sit. Studies show the healthiest way to work is to move fluidly between sitting and standing positions throughout the day.
Don’t let your office job derail your 2019 healthy resolutions. When you prioritize moving your body and cutting down on sedentary time, you’ll boost your progress towards optimal health.