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"As one engages in an activity involving fixed attention, while remaining generally immobile for long periods of time (i.e. office work/computer usage), one's body tends to rigidify, yielding way to higher levels of anxiety. The movement and proprioceptive feedback provided by the chair do much to ameliorate this."

- Daniel

(Watch my video review of the Ariel chair below)

Can Active Sitting Help People With ADHD?

Although Descartes introduced the idea that the mind is something separate from the body, that was 500 years ago. We have since evolved our thinking to realize that the mind and body are connected and both influence each other. For example, slowing your breathing can calm the mind. Or, studies have shown that just thinking about practicing a physical skill will result in improvement in that particular skill. The mind and body are integrally linked, and an effect on one is an effect on both.

Because our bodies are designed to move, it’s not surprising that forcing people to sit still for most of the day might affect their mental lives, and this can cause problems. One such problem is that attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be exacerbated. Absent our fixation on kids sitting still for most of the school day, ADHD might be a much less common diagnosis. Although more research is needed, it seems likely that active sitting may be a drug-free approach to helping people who struggle with ADHD. Active chairs allow the user to move while they sit, which has been shown to improve the concentration of those with ADHD.

Daniel’s observation that sitting immobile for long periods made his body more rigid and his mind more anxious is a story we’ve heard often. By allowing the body to flow, active sitting can allow the mind to more easily find its flow as well.

dr. turner osler, co-founder of QOR360

"I immediately felt the palpable sense of freedom and comfort not present in other chairs!"

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There are many reasons to switch to a QOR360 chair. Here are three.

MD Designed

With decades of experience as a physician and researcher, Dr. Osler’s quest for a healthier way to sit led him to develop a better chair.

Built for Movement

Stay in motion and reduce anxiety caused by prolonged periods of static sitting.

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Enjoy a 60 day trial period to fully experience our chairs. If active sitting isn’t for you, just send us back the chair for a full refund – completely hassle-free.

Maybe it's time to think differently about what you are sitting on for hours every day.

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QOR360 ariel active chair in black performance leather

REDROCKER®

TECHNOLOGY

Using our patented mechanism we call RedRocker™ Technology, QOR360 chairs move effortlessly in all directions, allowing you to stay in motion.

We want to help you

sit better.

Once you have your QOR360 chair, schedule a free postural consultation with our in-house spine expert, Uwe Mester. Uwe has helped people find pain-free sitting for over a decade. His thoughtful approach has helped thousands of people.

Trapped in an "ergonomic" office chair?

Download Dr. Osler's "Sit Better" and learn how to sit actively on an 'ergonomic' chair designed for passive sitting.

We are onto something...

Boston Globe

It’s a different kind of chair, invented by a former surgeon.

Former surgeon Turner Osler is trying to save the world from the traditional chair by creating a design that includes a rocking seat that feels more like walking than sitting. -Billy Baker

MEDIUM.COM

Your Office Chair Is Hurting You

But also, forget standing desks. Try ‘active sitting,’ according to a trauma surgeon who wants to cure sitting disease. -Ashley Abramson

WALL STREET JOURNAL

Goodbye, Back Pain? This Office Chair Was Designed by a Trauma Surgeon

For decades, American workers have tried trendy office chairs hoping to alleviate the agony of sitting. Is the new ‘Active Stool’ the one? -Magdalena Puniewska

From the moment I sat in it, they couldn't get me out.

Seth Laffal, Senior Systems Lead for Burton was trapped in his “ergonomic” office chair. Hear what he has to say about his experience switching to our Ariel chair.

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Seth Laffal

Sr. Systems Lead, Burton

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MD DESIGNED

Meet Dr. Turner Osler

Turner is the CEO and Founder of QOR360. Dr. Osler is an academic trauma surgeon turned research epidemiologist who has published over 300 peer-reviewed medical papers and book chapters. As a physician who’s suffered from a tyranny of conventional chairs for most of his life, Dr. Osler’s quest for a healthier way to sit led him to develop The Eccentric Bicylinder, a shape that is central to QOR360’s ergonomic, healthy, and active seating products.

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