Sitting all day long at the office is good for no one. And we’re all guilty of it, at least occasionally. You get really into what you’re working on and stay fixated for hours in the same place and position. And meanwhile, your body is dying for a break.

We all know that it’s important to move and stay active. But even if we want to be active, there’s something that’s getting in our way and stopping us. The culprit? Our office furniture. It’s stationery, uncomfortable, and designed to keep you sitting in one place.

That’s why it’s so important to have office furniture that keeps you moving and active. The right furniture not only sets you up for success at work, but also other areas of your life.

Why Is It Important to Be Physically Active at Work?

The average person spends approximately one third of their life at work. Since most office furniture requires us to sit still at our desks, it’s no wonder that less than 5% of adults in the U.S. get the recommended 30 minutes of physical activity each day. 


Living this kind of sedentary lifestyle is detrimental to your physical and mental health. In fact, it can kill you. Being active during the day reduces your risk of all kinds of health problems including:

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Diabetes
  • Cancer
  • High blood pressure
  • Obesity
  • Osteoporosis
  • Depression
  • Anxiety


How the Right Furniture Can Help You Stay Active in the Office

When you’re at work, you don’t have a ton of space to move around and be active. Plus, you have responsibilities to attend to. But that doesn’t mean you have to resign to being stuck sitting still all day while your mental and physical health declines. With the right office furniture, you can still remain physically active.

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Furniture that allows you to stand up, move in place, stretch, and change positions can help you be more active at work. Here’s a list of furniture that can help facilitate physical activity:

  • Sit stand desks
  • Wobble boards
  • Exercise balls
  • Active chairs and stools
  • Active workstations with exercise bikes or treadmills
  • Balance boards
  • Desk risers


Get Custom Furniture from the Supple Collection

The Supple Collection specializes in making custom furniture for active work environments. Call today to learn more about our custom fabrication services.