Do you spend a lot of time at a desk? Or are you a confessed “couch potato?”
I spend a lot of time at my desk. After all, I am a blogger.
I mostly use my laptop, but I do have a desktop too. I know that the laptop gives me more portability than my desktop, but I prefer working at my desk. I have Carpal Tunnel in my right wrist and I find it easier, and more comfortable, to work on a desk as compared to my lap or the coffee table.
I sit a lot during the day. I know I shouldn’t but sometimes it’s unavoidable.
If you find that you sit too much during the day, or you just want to find a way to sneak in a little exercise on a regular basis, then you should check out ErgoErgo.
What in the world is ErgoErgo?
According to the ErgoErgo website:
ErgoErgo is a extraordinary seating concept combining the benefits of active sitting with a bold contemporary design.
ErgoErgo encourages us to sit as nature intended. And itʼs recyclable. With its durable quality and timeless design, you can sit joyfully for years to come.
ErgoErgo is perfect for offices, schools, libraries, healthcare facilities, dorms and your own home. It’s fun public seating and compact enough for the smallest space.
It’s ergonomic, ergo it’s good for your body. It’s ErgoErgo.
ErgoErgo sent me a seat to check out for myself.
I have to admit, it’s an interesting and unique design. It looks like an accordion.
Check out ErgoErgos being used by others in a brief video made by the company.
They are certainly unusual looking, and they will make for interesting conversation with guests when they visit your home if you have one.
I will have to admit that I was hesitant to sit on it when it first arrived. It’s made out of lightweight plastic. Being an obese person, I was worried that the ErgoErgo would fall flat to the ground and be unable to hold my body weight. I was pleasantly surprised to see it held my weight. My weight does flatten it down a bit more than it does when my husband or kids sit on it, but I can still benefit from sitting on it.
I like that it’s portable. I can easily move it from room to room and from my desk to by the television.
It’s an odd feeling at first sitting on it. You almost feel like you are going to tip over. Once you get used to it you’ll be able to wiggle around and enjoy it’s maximum benefits.
At first I felt like a little kid when I sat on it. I intentionally wiggled around and around. But once sitting on it became “second nature” I stopped intentionally doing that. Instead I just sat on it as if it was a regular chair. The only difference is that subconsciously I was keeping my balance which helps to strengthen your core. You can even use the ErgoErgo for core exercises by simply sitting on it and moving your body around (wiggle your behind in a circular motion for example).
I have been slowly replacing my desk chair with the ErgoErgo. I am a “creature of habit” and sometimes I don’t adapt to change too quickly. The first few times I sat at my desk to work using the ErgoErgo it didn’t feel right. I think it’s a height issue. I sit higher up on my desk chair than I do the ErgoErgo. If I wasn’t so heavy I’d be at a better height while sitting on the ErgoErgo.
I CAN use it at my desk, and I have been alternating between the ErgoErgo and my desk chair, I just haven’t fully given up my desk chair yet. It’s a work on process.
I find that using the ErgoErgo at my desk keeps me from feeling lethargic. Honestly, sometimes when I am writing a blog post, or watching a movie I need ot review, I find myself wanting to take a nap. Using the ErgoErgo I can make my body constantly move, which helps to keep me more alert and awake. I even find myself intentionally taking a “wiggle break” to simply just play around while seated on the ErgoErgo.
I can see how this type of “chair” can benefit kids at school, especially kids who need to fidget in their seats constantly. I see that some schools use the Pilates balls as seats. The ErgoErgo is the same principal as a balance ball, it’s just designed differently and looks different.
Who knew that sitting down could actually be FUN, and have health benefits too. Now I don’t have to feel guilty when I sit too long because I’m utilizing “active sitting.”
The ErgoErgo is available in a regular size, kid size, and a size for larger/taller people (I have the regular ErgoErgo).
ErgoErgo ranges in price from $75 (kids size), $100 (standard size) and $139 (extra large). They are also available in a variety of colors to suit your tastes or home/office decor, including black or white.
ErgoErgo is available at several retailers, including the ErgoErgo storefront on Amazon.
For more information about ErgoErgo and “active sitting,” visit ErgoErgo.com. The brand can also be found on social media. Their links are found on the bottom right of their website.
What do you think about the idea of “active sitting?” Do you think you or a family member would benefit from having a ErgoErgo?
*I received a free product sample to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.