It’s that time of year again! In the midst of the food and family and retail craziness you’re stuck looking for a deal to help save your wallet while getting you the things you deserve and love.
Like that brand new Varier Balans you’ve been eyeing for yourself. Or maybe a Humanscale Freedom Chair for your husband at work to help with his bad back. Or a Gravity Chair for your parents, who’ve worked so hard this year.
Sit Correct’s offering 5% off ANY order this Thursday, November 24th through Monday, November 28th. Just enter the code CYBX05 in our coupon tab during checkout. As always, we combine this with free shipping and no tax.
Just a little something from us to you to make this season a little more joyous! Enjoy your holiday!
Jean Sutton and Pauline scott, a midwife and antenatal teacher respectively, developed a theory known as Optimal Foetal Positioning, which states that the mother’s movement, posture and positioning can influence the baby’s position in the womb during the last weeks of pregnancy. This is particularly important if your baby is in a breech or posterior position as birth complications can result.
Enter Varier’s Balans Kneeling Chair. Already one of our favorite products and best-sellers, the Balans chair encourages proper spinal alignment and pelvic positioning. The rocking motion of the chair base encourages your baby to rotate and eases the intense back pain that can occur in the latter stages of pregnancy.
The benefits of innovative seating and motion don’t end with your trip to the hospital, however. Interested in alternative positioning during the birth process? Try sitting on an exercise ball or an immersion water birth. The days of stirrups and hospital beds are past us.
Ergonomics is a word that gets tossed around in office culture all the time. It’s a prime concern of the 20th century: how do we, as workers, improve our body’s relationship with our workplace to promote alertness and health?
Based on the Alexander Technique, doctors and engineers have approached seating in new and exciting ways, experimenting with things like angles, cushioning, tilt mechanisms and back support (to name a few!) in the quest to build the perfectly supportive chair. Gone are the days of the overstuffed executive chairs and the painful plastic nightmares that greeted us at every workstation!
But what, exactly, does ergonomics mean to you?
It means a better awareness of your body. Pay attention to how you sit, how you breathe and how you shift and fidget throughout the day. Are your feet touching the floor? Do you lean forward or slouch back in your chair? Do your arms dangle or are your elbows up around your ears? Are you slumped to one side, or sitting up at rigid attention? Where does most of your weight land on the seat? All of these things influence our body’s muscle memory, and poor back support and improper body position can lead to serious, long-term spinal damage.
When you go to buy a chair, apply this knowledge to what you’re looking at. Not every person needs the massive task chair with imposing headrest and sixteen positioning levers. Similarly, not everyone can sit on a curved stick with a cushion on top. I’m exaggerating, but the point is clear: go with what your body needs.
And when in doubt, educate yourself. Ask for literature and definitions – don’t just buy something that says “synchro-tilt high back” without understanding what these terms mean. It may look cool, and everyone may be buying it, but it may not be right for you. We at Sit Correct are happy to answer questions, run side-by-side comparisons and educate you on your seating needs. Give us a call or email us your questions and we’ll make sure you can buy with confidence.
Yup, that’s right. Our friends over at Humanscale are having their Fall Sale this week, September 23-October 3, which means big savings for those of you who yearn for the amazing Liberty Task Chair or their exceptional Freedom Task Chair, which we reviewed recently at our sister site’s blog.
But that’s not all! Humanscale has all of their products available for this 15% discount, which include ergonomic footrests, CPU holders, keyboards, lamps, monitor arms and more. Take a look at the full selection on SitCorrect.com.
Humanscale is an industry pioneer in ergonomic seating, and it shows in the quality of their merchandise. Take advantage of this deal while it’s around – a week is a short time to save, but it’s definitely worth it.
Use coupon code HMSX15 at checkout to receive your 15% discount.
This promotional video for the new Jill chair (by Albero Häberli for Vitra) reminds me uncannily of any number of Anton Corbijn music videos. I suppose that’s why I like it, although it seems like a pretty cool chair, too. It’s one of the many designs debuting at the Milan 2011 furniture fair, so don’t be surprised if you see more from there in the weeks to come!
(hat tip to dornob)
This astoundingly warm-looking chair (created by Les M for French company super-ette) is next on my seating wish list. With a washable, removable duvet built right into a super-comfy armchair, this thing practically begs you to dive in, zip up, and start snuggling! I wonder if it’s as ergonomically sound as it is soft?
Varier, our favorite designers of kneeling chairs and other ergonomic goodies, has blown it out of the park lately with their new promotional video. Simple, elegant, functional, and beautiful – much like their chairs. You can also see the edited, product-specific videos for each of the Varier chairs we carry on their respective SitCorrect websites.