Health & Wellness
Do you have a home office or job that requires prolonged sitting? Do you forget to take breaks away from your computer workstation? Is your sedentary job a risk to your heath? Do you need more flexibility in your classroom for student engagement and project -based learning? Are you interested in student health and wellness?
Taking a look at your own occupational profile or those of your students is key. What are your roles, routines and needs? Consider each person, the aesthetic appeal of your environment, and the tasks to be conducted in that space. Next, consider a workplace or classroom redesign that incorporates Kore stools bundled with Learnfit® sit/stand desks! Did you know that the combination of sitting, standing and walking or movement breaks can be an intervention for overall health and wellness for any age group?
The Kore stool with the adjustable seat height allows for increased activation of the core postural muscle groups. Properly adjusting the seat height to allow for a 90-degree bend at the elbow when the Learnfit® is at desk height can be easily attained for any individual. When standing, the Kore® stool can be behind you at the higher adjustable height allowing you to take pressure off your legs, swivel, and allow for a more normal lordosis. In the home or office work space, setting a timer for every 30 minutes +/- minutes will remind you to switch positions.
The combination of the mobile Learnfit® desks and Kore stools allow for the flexibility to move into small groups as needed in the classroom, innovation space, or any office setting. The furniture grouping also allows for easy surface wipe off and a clean look!
About the Author:
Kal Stumpf OTD, OTR/L
Kal Stumpf received her OTD at Thomas Jefferson University in 2014 with a specialty autism practice certification. She has worked for over 34 years as an occupational therapist in a variety of settings, primarily in schools though also in adult and pediatric rehabilitation in both clinic and hospital settings. Kal has both professional and personal experience in assisting caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s disease and other aging issues. In addition to her OTD, she earned a B.S. in Occupational Therapy in 1984 from Western Michigan University and an M.S. in Educational Psychology-Learning and Development in 1989 from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Kal currently works as both an occupational therapy instructor and as a school based therapist.
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