Furniture design and restrictions on movement are negatively impacting on our health and wellbeing. Here we examine how, why and what we can do about it.
The solutions are often very simple.
"It is as if schools were invented not to educate us, but to teach us to sit still.
By the age of 16 the Anthropocene body has not only been taught to sit still for extended periods, but having done so for so long, the child who went into the education factory limber, supple, energetic and agile comes out the other end with a body possessing a more limited range of motion in many of its joints and limbs. The movement has been lost because of the severe restriction of movement involved in sitting down for such long periods, and has a good dose of obedience inculcated into it too."
Vybarr Cregan-Reid. “Primate Change: How The World We Made is Remaking Us” pp147 – 148. Octopus Publishing Group 2018. eISBN 978-1-78840-108-1
MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON
Including the importance of the right kind of movement and how it affects learning and well-being.
In the meantime why not watch one of our videos on furniture design and optimal set-ups below:
An interview with Alexander Technique Teacher Richard Brennan, the world expert on the issues concerning human-friendly chairs for children.
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