Flexible seating has several health benefits to the children that can be attributed to the ability of the chairs to move around. The chairs in many ways help in the motion process as the child is always in constant movement. Research has shown that there is a direct link between the growth of the brain and any other exercise that involves motion. Most of the time, people tend to assume that exercise is only beneficial to the person in terms of body fitness. However, in most cases, the exercise also helps in the growth of the brain more than it actually helps in physical fitness especially when the kids are involved.

Brain improvement

Due to this, it is important for you to understand how motion-exercise will help in the overall growth of the child. Generally, you know that the basic role of the cerebellum is to help in the coordination of the body movement and other activities that are only related to the posture. This is despite the fact that the cerebellum has the highest number of neurons and nerve fibers. The neurons and the nerve fibers are very crucial in the general development of the child and this is why flexible seating can be said to be effective in ways that can only be understood once you get to know how movement helps in the brain development of the kid.

There is research that shows the relationship between movement and the general nutrition of the brain. The research shows that when there is movement in the pelvic parts of the body, it generates an up and down pull on the fibrous attachment which in turn directs the same to the spinal cord sheaths. This movement has an effect on the cerebral spinal fluid which is a good glucose supplier to the brain increasing the flow to the brain.

Posture improvement

This is the most popular benefit of flexible seating. Whether you are a child or an adult, if you have good posture, this will prevent your back and neck pain to a great extent. Why so? That is because good posture means less strain on the back, hence your bone development and structure will be better which in turn will improve back and neck pain. The practice of maintaining a good posture helps in the right growth and adjustment of the bone. Tension headaches can also be reduced to a great extent by maintaining a good posture.

ADD/ADHD improvement

In today’s fast-paced world of iPads, instant gratification and continuously narrowing attention spans, keeping a child engaged and sitting still in class can be a considerable task. For children with ADD, ADHD, autism spectrum disorder or other learning disabilities, it can be even more difficult to stay engaged. Many of these students have a “constant need for movement-based sensory input, which is why many students are fidgeting, slouching or even chewing on pencils.”

Unfortunately, students typically don’t receive the amount of physical activity or free time that their bodies need, which can lead to restlessness in class and can diminish their ability to focus and concentrate on complicated tasks.

Active seating can really make all the difference in this regard. Unlike traditionally rigid and restrictive school seating, active seating encourages student movement and incorporates it into the learning process. It gives students who need to move a better chance at success in school because they don’t have to constantly fight the restrictive nature of their chair. Instead, they can use their chair’s flexibility to their advantage


Physical activity is correlated with higher academic performance, better overall health, and improved behavior. Studies have found that short bursts of movement in the classroom contribute to better on-task behavior, with the most improvement seen in children who were the least on-task initially.  And offering changes in positions and movement opportunities throughout the day provide these short bursts of activity.