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Sit Less Move More: Find out how movement furniture is reshaping the way we live and move.

By, Sabrina Aguilar

In an age where sedentary lifestyles have become increasingly prevalent, a remarkable trend is taking hold—a movement, quite literally, towards incorporating more physical activity into our daily lives through innovative furniture choices.

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For years, many of us have adhered to the norm of spending long hours seated at a desk or lounging on traditional sofas. However, the consequences of such sedentary behaviors have become increasingly evident, including muscle weakness, poor posture, weight gain, etc. More and more individuals are realizing that it's not normal, nor should it be, to remain immobile for extended periods while working. The quest for a healthier, more dynamic way of living has given rise to the movement furniture trend—a concept that challenges the status quo and seeks to enhance our well-being. Who said you can’t work at your desk and complete a mile walk all the same time? Or enjoy your favorite TV shows, all the while indulging in stretches on plush and cozy floor cushions?

Let’s explore some of the types of furniture that can be seamlessly integrated into your home, motivating both you and your family to incorporate more physical activity into your daily routines.

Standing Desks

They allow users to alternate between sitting and standing, promoting better posture, increased circulation, and increased number of calories burned. There are many great options available to choose from.

Under Desk Treadmills

These innovative devices allow you to walk or even jog while you work or participate in video conferences, providing a dual benefit for productivity and fitness.

LifeSpan Fitness offers a range of under-desk treadmills that are designed with health and fitness in mind.

Lean Seats

Maintain a sense of activity while also enjoying relaxation. They allow you to ease some of the strain on your body, all while encouraging you to remain engaged in movement.

Varier Furniture produces ergonomic chairs, including lean seats, that promote active sitting and well-being.

Ergonomic Chair

An ergonomic chair provides comfort and support, maintaining a healthy sitting posture, and reducing the risk of discomfort or strain.

Balance Ball Chairs

These chairs engage your core muscles as you balance on them, helping to improve stability and posture.

Gaiam offers a variety of balance ball chairs and stability ball options.

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Indoor Climbing Wall

If you have the space and inclination, an indoor climbing wall can provide an exciting and physically challenging activity for the whole family.

Bar Height Coffee/Kitchen Tables

Bar-height kitchen tables encourage you to start your day on your feet, fostering a more active morning routine.

Floor Cushions zafus, and zabutons

Floor cushions promote sitting on the floor, which can lead to more natural movement and flexibility during daily activities. These cushions are a versatile addition to your home that can inspire you to sit, stretch, and engage in various activities on the floor.

Convertible Sofas

These sofas can transform into beds, making them ideal for impromptu workout sessions, yoga, or stretching routines when you clear some space.

Article offers a selection of stylish and sustainable convertible sofas that can fit seamlessly into your living space.

Pull-Up Bars

Installing a pull-up bar in a doorway can encourage upper-body strength training and stretching exercises.

Movement furniture is about reimagining our living spaces to encourage physical activity throughout the day. These furnishings are thoughtfully designed to promote mobility, reduce the drawbacks of traditional sitting, and inspire a more active way of life. By incorporating these innovative pieces into our homes and workplaces, we're making a conscious effort to prioritize our health and vitality.

By, Sabrina Aguilar

In-house writer and Marketing Strategist

WellnessRE Magazine

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