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Design to Combat Sedentary Lifestyle

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The average modern city resident spends more than fifty hours a week sitting at a computer in the office or at home. But it is very bad for his health – so people need exercise from time to time.

Designers’ Creations to Combat Sedentary Lifestyle

Many medical researchers studied the so called “office” diseases, and the result is disappointing. Despite the fact that office workers do not work in any kind of hazardous occupations under the mercilessly scorching sun, in heavy frosts, etc. However, technological advances often harm our health, although they have been designed to make our lives easier in every way, and become our assistants. Designers have tried to solve the problem of sedentary lifestyles of modern urban dwellers.

Sit to Walkstation by Steelcase Store

PC table with a walkstation, Sit to Walkstation by Steelcase Store

PC table with a walkstation, Sit to Walkstation by Steelcase Store

New York-based company Steelcase Store has created a very unusual system called Sit to Walkstation, designed for office workers. This is both a desktop and a jogging track. One has only to lift the countertop, and the first thing turns into another. Moreover, you can exercise using the Sit to Walkstation while doing your job.

Ergonomic Exercise Chair

GymyGym. ergonomic exercise chair

GymyGym. ergonomic exercise chair 

Those who want to develop all the muscle groups of your tired body from permanent seats in the office should like an office chair GymyGym, which is more or less a full-fledged exerciser.

Office climbing wall hanger

Hanger, office climbing wall hanger

Hanger, office climbing wall hanger

Rock climbing develops all the human body, it is an ideal sport for office workers spending eight hours a day sitting on a chair in front of a computer. A Hanger is an office climbing wall, combined with a coat rack. You have to climb up to hang or take off your jacket or coat.

Home Fitness

Home Fitness by Process

Home Fitness by Process

Process, Czech company decided to teach people to sport with the designer furniture from the Home Fitness series. Instead of the exercise machine it is proposed to use a cabinet or a table.

Facade of the cabinet is supplemented by rungs, which can be used as wall bars. A dining table, flipped 90 degrees, allows you to perform exercises on bars. Both models are designed to withstand the weight of an adult. The collection also includes a foldable floor mat.

Creative landscape installation

A large-scale landscape installation byTres Birds in Denver

A large-scale landscape installation byTres Birds in Denver 

Architectural and construction design company Tres Birds from Boulder, Colorado has created a large-scale landscape installation in the heart of downtown Denver – the business district on the 16th Street Mall at the request of KEEN company.

This art installation was organized to advertise KEEN’s tour called «KEEN’s Recess Revolution Tour», aimed at combating sedentary lifestyle of modern Americans and designed to encourage more people to move and interact with nature. This “green office” was supposed to be not so much a temporary decoration urban landscape area as a kind of bait for employees of nearby offices.


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