So I have a new favorite thing.
Every day I secretly pout when I am summoned to leave it behind, anxiously awaiting my own return home and to it.
I’m talking about my new stool, the Wobble Stool. Never again will I go back to an ordinary, humdrum, gravity-enslaved desk chair. This is by far the most fun I’ve had sitting on a stool (never mind the fact I never much considered the possibility). Alas.
The masterminds at Uncaged Ergonomics have unearthed the no-brainer replacement for the impractical (yet well-intended) practice of sitting on a physioball at your desk. Common complaints-turned-excuses for not sitting on the Swiss ball while working included, “I can’t reach my keyboard,” and “It’s too unstable for me to be productive.”
Well, here you go.
A few tidbits from their website:
- The Wobble Stool naturally tilts and moves with the user whether working at a desk, doing other seated tasks or relaxing at home.
- The plush rounded triangular saddle seat swivels 360 degrees, encouraging healthy movement.
- Three buttons on the seat adjust the stool’s height from 23 inches to 33 inches.
- The Wobble Stool’s counter-balance allows it to always return to the upright position.
All I have to say is — brilliant.
Sturdy, thoughtful, and well-crafted, the Wobble Stool ought to be in every office, every cafe, home, and school. I like the website’s suggestion to use it as a bar stool, however, I’m not convinced that the relationship between it and vodka would be a successful one (the notion would provide some priceless people-watching entertainment, so I for one am in full support).
If you’re a fidgety person like me, you will love how much action you get — without even thinking about it. I’ve noticed a real, marked difference in my own core strength and posture. With only one simple change. At less than $200, it seems we’ll be seeing a lot of these stools in the near-future.
Until then, you can get wobbling here.
Jodilyn Stuart is the Health & Sports Senior Staff Writer for 303 Magazine, owner of ModaBody Fitness, and has been a professional fitness geek since 1997. If you have questions, feel free to email at: [email protected]