Varier Move Ergonomic Sit Stand Stool
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After you’ve sat on it for a few days, you’ll never want to go back to your old way of sitting.
A blend of a chair and a standing support the Varier Move stool combines the best of both worlds. The sculpted HR foam saddle seat supports your every move and position change. The slightly 'graded' disc base allows you to create the most optimal seating angle for your work level. This sit-stand positioning increases the angle between your upper and lower body which improves your concentration and focus at the same time lessening the pressure on your spinal column. The Move keeps your back and abdominal muscles active at all times and prevents tension in the neck and shoulder regions. Active sitting improves your circulation and boosts oxygen levels in your blood while helping you concentrate and stay focused longer.
This multi-application stool has an extensive seat height range of 22-32.5" high and can be used all the way from a seated desk position to counter height. Wonderful sit to stand stool. Slip on rubber cover that prevents the disc from sliding on hardwood or polished concrete floors is now standard.
- Designed in Norway-made in Europe-stocked in the U.S.
- High quality HR polyurethane foam seat
- High quality ash circular base
- All wood is from highly sustainable forests
- FREE slip on rubber cover for hard floor surfaces included
- Natural Ash disc style base
- Active sitting improves your circulation and posture
- 250 lb. weight capacity
Comment: On the fence about buying a Varier stool or chair? We encourage any hesitant customer by telling them this. Try it out. If you don't like it take it apart and return it to us. It's a slim line box that costs little to ship so returns are not costly. We only ask that while you are testing it out, keep it on a carpeted surface so that the bottom is not scratched. We take very few of these back and the retention rate is close to 98% which speaks volumes for how happy our customers are with the Variable. We think you might enjoy one as well. It's a high quality product made in Norway but stocked here in the USA. OfficeChairs USA is an authorized Varier retailer.
Edward “Coach Eddie” Bergersen is a personal trainer and movement therapist based in Geneva, Switzerland.
Movement is life, and to live is to move. As a species, we have become so successful at surviving that we created environments where there is no real need to move. The chair is our new friend, and we go from A to B using machines. Sounds good right? Well, not really. The problem is that our DNA has not, over the course of thousands of years, had a chance to adapt to our modern, sedentary lives. Our physiology craves movement. Simply take one look at the statistics regarding low back, neck, and shoulder pain, and you will see that the cost to society is staggering, and rising rapidly. Sitting has become the new smoking. Gluing our butts to traditional chairs leads to a whole host of physiological problems that include decreased muscular activation in the legs, lowered insulin sensitivity, increased risk of back prolapse due to the stretching of the posterior spinal discs, and disturbed breathing patterns, to name but a few.
"The origin and ultimate reason for the brain's existence is not to help us think or feel or create art but to control the movement of the body" - Daniel Wolpert
What we need is movement, and I'm not talking about the frantic Weekend Warrior-ism currently in vogue. No, what we need is a middle ground. Too-little movement leads to tissue stagnancy; muscles shrink and become reflexively tight creating pseudo-stability. Holding bad positions statically for long periods, like sitting hunched over a desk, lead to low-level chronic shear loads across tissues. This creates inflammation and muscle pain; Both of which, you guessed it, aren't awesome. Too-much movement of a very high intensity could potentially damage structures, such as when you break a bone or tear a tendon. Clearly, the path to health is somewhere between the two.
"Motion is lotion" - A wise man somewhere
The traditional method of tackling this problem has been to either encourage a better posture through improved ergonomics, or to simply get people moving more. The idea behind improving seated posture is to place your joints in a position where they are biomechanically strongest against the pull of gravity, thus lowering the net forces impacting the spine, and hopefully reduce the chance of pain occurring. While optimizing posture is critical, what is even more important is avoiding stagnancy.
“There is no optimal position you can hold forever. It is simply not possible. A good posture will allow you to sit longer without pain, but it will never trump the benefits of moderate, low intensity movement. This is where Varier marries the best of both worlds, with chairs that not only seek to optimize the user's posture, but that continuously encourage movement throughout the day”. -Coach Eddie
Simply using the Varier chairs leads to whole host of benefits over normal chairs, and your joints will begin to feel a lot better.
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