Head Horns (Pt. 2)

Image Source: The Telegraph Recently, news emerged about a troubling finding: young people growing a “head horn.” Was this the physical manifestation of too much hand-held screen time? Are our bodies changing, evolving, based on our daily activities? Well, maybe the “head-horn” was bunk, but our bodies being shaped by our environments and evolving based [...]

Head Horns? (Pt. 1)

Image Source: The Telegraph Recently, news emerged about a troubling finding: young people growing a “head horn.” Was this the physical manifestation of too much hand-held screen time? Are our bodies changing, evolving, based on our daily activities? Well, maybe the “head-horn” was bunk, but our bodies being shaped by our environments and evolving based […]

6th Graders Take on the ButtOn Chair

“80% of Americans have back pain.” The sixth grade class had just been asked what information stood out to them from Dr. Osler’s TEDx talk, and this was the first student’s response. Apparently, the kids were paying attention. We were there to present an idea and offer the students an experiment: could active chairs be [...]

Active sitting – could we give our kids a future without back pain | Turner Osler | TEDx Stowe

Dr. Turner Osler TEDx Stowe Vermont Active Sitting
On the TEDx Stowe stage we hoped to spark a conversation about active sitting in schools, and how with a little innovation, it can be done cheap, fast, and effective. If you’d like a copy of the brochure describing our TEDx talk, you can download it here. For more information on the ButtOn Chair project, [...]

Can active sitting relieve acute back pain

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Can active sitting relieve acute back pain? This is a hot topic here at QOR360. We’re a science-based crowd, and our intention is to be as truthful, straightforward, and accurate as possible when speaking about our chairs. We know that active sitting can prevent back pain, but promising that our chairs will relieve back pain […]

Pilates Exercise for QOR360 Chair

Sit in motion and stay in shape with these quick and simple exercises to do using your QOR360 chair. The practice of Pilates focuses on strengthening your core, which aligns perfectly with active sitting. So we’ve partnered with Laura Savard, a Polestar Pilates instructor, to create this set of specific pilates movements to do using […]

Is your office chair actually causing your back pain?

ergonomic office chair back pain
Is your office chair actually causing your back pain? Probably. Do you already know your sitting posture is bad? Probably. People spend a lot of time sitting (11 hours a day, on average), and most of that sitting is done in an office. But who has time to concentrate on posture all day, or bother getting up every [...]

QOR360 Supports Women’s Heart Health

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Our chairs have always supported heart health through active sitting. February is women's heart health awareness month. For each chair purchased in the month of February, QOR360 will donate 5% of the proceeds to the American Heart Association, to further support heart health and women’s heart health awareness. We’ve all heard that “sitting is the new [...]

If Sitting is the Problem, is Standing the Solution? NO!

standing desk
“Yes, I know sitting is “the new smoking”; that’s why I have a standing desk”. I’ve heard this a lot over the last few years. And it seems to make perfect sense: after all, isn’t standing the opposite of sitting? Well, not exactly. Come to think on it, sitting and standing actually have a lot [...]

Comfortable Chairs and the Purpose of Sitting

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No one wants to be uncomfortable, and especially not for long periods of time. So it’s hardly surprising that when it comes to sitting, the activity that consumes most of our waking hours, the question of “comfort” comes up immediately and just won’t go away. But “comfort” when sitting is likely a more complicated concept [...]

Feldenkrais: a doctor’s view

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Image: The Wisdom Daily © 2014 The Wisdom Daily. I’ve been a student of the Feldenkrais method for about a decade now, so I’m really just a beginner. But here’s what I think I’ve been learning… Our bodies are the most basic tool we possess. As children we learn through play to use our bodies, but unfortunately, [...]

Why “Ergonomic” chairs are bad for your posture.

active sitting posture correction
Posture is response of the body to gravity. It is the moment to moment conversation our bodies have with gravity. This conversation begins at birth, and continues as babies first lift their head, then creep, then crawl, then toddle and finally stand. Throughout this awakening of the body the spine is adapting to gravity, developing [...]