"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

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Can Active Sitting Help People With ADHD?

Five hundred years ago Descartes introduced the idea that the mind is something separate from the body, and this unfortunate construct had caused mischief ever since. A more modern view is that the mind is not something that our body has so much as something that our body does.

Because our minds are actually “embodied” in our bodies, we daily observe that our minds affect and direct our bodies. But this is a two-way connection, and our bodies less obviously affect our minds. In particular, what we do with our bodies can powerfully influence the workings of our minds. Just ask anyone who meditates.

Because our bodies are designed to move, it’s not surprising that forcing kids to sit still for most of a school day might affect their mental lives, and this can cause problems for at least some students. One such problem is that attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be exacerbated. Indeed, 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 kids who struggle with ADHD.

And it’s not just kids. Daniel’s observation that sitting immobile for long periods made his body more ridged 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.

So, it turns out that ADHD isn’t just a kid thing, and active sitting may not be just an adult thing.

"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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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 guide to "Surviving in a Chair Centric Culture" 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.

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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