What is active sitting?

The human body is designed to be in motion. 
To walk, to run, to jump, to climb. To be upright. 
To be active. And yet, studies show that in today’s modern world, people are sitting more than ever before. Up to 7-8 hours at work, and another 4-5 hours at home. This sedentary lifestyle is detrimental to one’s health, and, according to the American Heart Association, there is little that can be done to counteract the damage caused by an excessive amount of sitting.

Active sitting, however, is a way to fight against this stagnant and debilitating behavior. Encouraging you to remain in motion rather than a rigid seated posture, an active chair promotes the natural movements of your body, helping to improve spinal positioning, raising energy expenditure (up to 15-20% over stationary sitting), increasing blood flow, and strengthening your legs and core muscles. Active sitting also works your back muscles to prevent back pain, can help boost your energy levels, and increase your mental performance and productivity.

What is UPTIVE?

Uptive is an active sitting chair base that can be fitted to standard gas lift operated office chairs, replacing traditional five-star bases. 

Uptive combines the comfort of an office chair with the health benefits and freedom of active sitting. A chair equipped with an Uptive base gently moving and tilting every direction. You can balance, fidget, and sway freely but, unlike sitting on a fitness ball, you still have a comfortable seat and a backrest for proper lumbar support.


New chairs can utilize Uptive’s revolutionary technology, but it can also upgrade the millions of existing office chairs already in use.


According to statistics, most people don't adjust their task chairs. Apart from the occasional height adjustment, all other options are ignored.

Luckily a chair equipped with an Uptive base doesn't need any adjustments options or expensive tilt mechanism. It moves and tilts freely and gently stops at a comfortable 6-degree angle in any direction.


Contact hello@situptive.com to get more information on the project