Ergonomic Office Chair

Ergonomic office chair
As you stand at your desk all day, it may be tempting to plunge back into your cushy ergonomic office chair or at the very least lean on your desk to take a load off your back and legs. There’s nothing wrong with getting a bit of rest between standing or walking on a treadmill, but if you find yourself doing that often, you may want to explore intermediate solutions that will help you escape the chair as well as alleviate the hardship of prolonged standing.
Active workstation solutions are evolving so rapidly that even chairs (an old hallmark of inactivity) were bound to get a significant upgrade as well. There are two main subcategories of ergonomic office chair — leaning stools and balance chairs. While leaning stools keep your hips at an angle higher than 135 degrees (some models will practically have you standing), balance chairs allow you to move while seated.
imovr treadmill desk with Energy Treadtop Stool

Treadtop Seating Options

The best ergonomic stools and chairs for use atop an office treadmill base

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iMovR McHale TreadTop StableChair Review

Comfortable treadtop chair made specifically for the Unsit treadmill with a stable construction and ergonomic support.

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imovr energy treadtop stool

iMovR Energy Stool Review

An active seating stool that's great for standing desk users as well as safe to use "treadtop" on an office treadmill

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iMovR McHale shown in Kelp Green

iMovR McHale Ergonomic Chair Review

Very comfortable and adjustable, with a strong warranty, the iMovR McHale has everything you expect in this price range, and a little more.

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iMovR Tempo Stool

iMovR Tempo Sit-Stand Stool Review

With similar ergonomic adjustability as the TreadTop Chair, the iMovR Tempo Sit-Stand Stool offers surprisingly good comfort.

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iMovR tempo chair

iMovR Tempo TreadTop Chair Review

More than any chair on the market, the iMovR Tempo TreadTop Chair is perfectly suited for use at any sit-stand-walk station.

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QOR360 Ariel Active Seat Review

Ergonomic office chair that is ideal to pair with a standing desk or treadmill desk to keep your core engaged and your spine properly aligned

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Top Ergonomic chairs and top standing desk chair

Our Top Picks in Ergonomic Chairs

Get your move on while sitting at your standing desk with these popular active ergonomic chairs. This growing list of fidgety seats will make you active. 

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EffyDesk BohdiStool-swivel-office-chair-black-balance-activesitting

EffyDesk BohdiStool Standing Desk Stool Review

The EffyDesk BohdiStool is an active seating option for standing desk users especially if they also have an office treadmill.

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Leaning Chair Primer

Lean on Me – A Leaning Chair Primer From Treadmill Desk Experts

A Leaning chair provides a new way to spend your sitting breaks. They place you in an ergonomically healthy angle that is healthy for both your feet & back.

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BackApp 2.0 Chair

BackApp 2.0 Active Chair Review

The BackApp 2.0 active chair improves on the original, in terms of looks and ergonomics, while keeping the active seating features.

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iMovR Neemo ergonomic chair shown in black

iMovR Neemo Ergonomic Chair Review

Why A Chair? Read a couple of our reviews and you’re sure to find us saying that sitting is the enemy and generally trying to convince you to sit less. So why are we reviewing an ergonomic office chair? We’re also realists. While almost everyone should stand (and ideally also wal…

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Move chair

Varier Move Leaning Chair Review

Review of the Move Active Chair from Varier. Varier's active seating options help keep workers mobile even during chair time.

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Muista chair all black

Muista Chair Review

The Muista chair is a unique option for an office chair, but if you want to keep moving, this rocker is great for standing desk users.

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Muvman Leaning Stool Review

The iconic Muvman leaning stool helps extend time spent on your feet, while still allowing you to settle back down when you need a rest.

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ErgoChair Core

Autonomous ErgoChair Core Review

The Autonomous ErgoChair Core starts at $349 without the legrest and headrest and comes in two available colors, black and gray.

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Active Motion Up Wobble Jr. Stool

Stand Steady Active Motion Up Wobble Jr. Stool Review

The Stand Steady Active Motion Up Wobble Jr. Stool is a smaller version of Stand Steady's wobble stool designed for kids.

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Active Motion Up Wobble Stool

Stand Steady Active Motion Up Wobble Stool Review

The Stand Steady Active Motion Up Wobble Stool is $179.99, comes in six colors and promotes better posture while you're seated.

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Back App Ergonomic Office Chair Review

The Back App active chair is designed and made in Sweden. Find out how it compares to stiff competition like the Muvman and Mobis.

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CoreChair Active Ergonomic Chair Review

A core workout while you're sitting at work? No gimmick. Our team tested the CoreChair Active over the last 4 weeks. We came away true believers.

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Officemaster Discovery Ergonomic Chair Review

Odd-looking, but there’s wisdom behind it. The unique shape of the Officemaster Discovery helps workers avoid the insidious computer hunch position.

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HÅG Capisco Puls Ergonomic Chair Review

The HÅG Capisco Puls is a modern office chair that updates the ergonomic & active-seating benefits of the legendary Capisco ergonomic chair.

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ewin flash xl series ergonomic computer gaming office chair

E-WIN Flash XL Ergonomic Computer Gaming Office Chair Review

Ergonomic computer gaming office chair with a variety of color options, adjustable height, and support cushions for back and head.

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Focal Mobis seat

Focal Mobis Upright Seat Review

The Focal Mobis Upright Seat is the newest member of Focal's line of active seats and user-friendly addition to the upright office.

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Focal Upright Furniture Mogo Chair Review

Simplicity is often best, and the Mogo active chair accomplishes the same thing that many of its competitors do, at a fraction of the weight and price.

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Officemaster OM5

Officemaster OM5 Ergonomic Chair Review

Instead of the user adapting their body to the Officemaster OM5, the OM5 adapts itself to the user–a design philosophy that we can appreciate here.

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Varier Active Chair Product Preview

Varier Furniture, the Scandinavian chair company behind the classic Balans rocking chair, introduces a new active chair, aptly named the Varier Active.

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Biofit Bimos Fin

Biofit Bimos Fin Leaning Chair Review

The Biofit Bimos Fin is a sleek seat with a serious flaw. Its raised seat makes the Fin unsuitable for prolonged sitting.

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FreedMan Ergonomic Chair Review

The FreedMan Chair is designed to let you mimic standing posture even as you sit. Designed by an osteopath, it features a unique seat.

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Humanscale Ballo Active Stool

Humanscale Ballo Stool First Look

Ballo is an active-seating option for the office and break room, functioning much like an exercise ball, though with better safety and comfort.

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Officemaster Paramount Office Chair Review

High-end chairs blend functionality and art. The Officemaster Paramount blends functionality with more functionality, so don’t expect a conversation piece.

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Officemaster Yes chair

Officemaster Yes Executive Chair Review

While not nearly as adjustable as other models, the Officemaster Yes Executive chair is Officemaster’s answer to the ergonomically-minded comfort lover.

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Edge Desk (with accessories)

The Edge Desk Review

What happens when you marry an art easel to a piece of gym equipment? Something like the Edge Desk...we're skeptical of its ergonomic value for most users.

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iMovR Birdi Perching Stool Navy

iMovR Birdi Perching Stool Review

The iMovR Birdi's 360 degree range of motion keeps blood flowing and core muscles activated throughout the day for optimal workstation ergonomics.

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