Or perhaps we should ask, how long do you sit still? If you’re like many people, the answer is most of the time. The World Health Organization has identified physical inactivity as the fourth leading risk factor for global mortality causing an estimated 3.2 million deaths globally. Sedentary lifestyles contribute to obesity, disease and back pain.
CoreChair literally moves you to better health!
There's a clear difference between exercise and physical activity. Exercise is a subcategory of physical activity and is planned, structured, repetitive and purposeful with a fitness objective. Physical activity includes exercise in addition to other activities that involve movement including pacing, household chores and other recreational activities. We now know that activity, all activity, is good for our health. Movement helps manage our weight and mood, and bolsters our energy. It also stimulates our circulation, lymphatic system and blood flow to keep vital systems working well.
A healthy spine requires a diversity of movement which involves mobilizing the joints, strengthening core muscles and hydration of the vertebral discs. Often when we experience back pain our tendency is to rest up and stop strenuous activity. While this may be physician recommended in the short term, longer term it may not be helpful. Movement and specific back exercises are needed to help alleviate and remedy back pain. Moving on the CoreChair provides an excellent opportunity to gradually work the back and core in a controlled manner to help avoid stiffness.
Being physically active not only helps us to avoid negative outcomes such as chronic disease and obesity, but also helps to boost our brainpower! Cognition, how we understand and interact in the world, relates to the brain-based skills needed to learn, remember and solve problems. Physical activity, whether exercise in the gym or incidental movement on your CoreChair, aids our cognitive power by stimulating blood flow to the brain, delivering oxygen and glucose to make us better able to work on tasks both simplistic and complex.
The science of NEAT™ (Non Exercise Activity Thermogenesis, developed by Mayo Clinic) tells us that activity, all activity, is important and has an impact on metabolic demand (caloric expenditure) and cardiovascular health. Even minimal activity such as pacing or fidgeting increases our metabolic output by 5% and can have a profoundly positive affect on our health. Over the course of a day, the cumulative result of NEAT™ activity is significant.
Studies by Mayo Clinic show that moderate movement on the CoreChair stimulates your metabolism 20% more than sitting on a standard office chair and participating in our CoreFit exercise routines results in energy expenditure equivalent to walking at a pace of 2mph.
In 2016, the CoreChair received NEAT™ certification from Mayo Clinic.
Proper distribution of our weight when sitting is a critical factor in chair selection as it translates into seating comfort. Poorly designed chairs can result in uncomfortable pressure points and restriction of circulation. The seat of the CoreChair is aggressively sculpted to embrace your sit bones and provide even weight distribution allowing your circulation to flow freely, so you can focus on your work, not discomfort.
Creating healthy workplaces is an investment that benefits both employers and employees. Making the case for workplace wellness programs is increasingly accepted as the right thing to do on myriad levels. It’s good for employees, and it’s clearly good for business. Strategic wellness initiatives result in improved productivity, less absenteeism/presenteeism, reduced health benefit costs and greater retention and morale.
Inactive lifestyles pose a significant health risk to all of us. The downstream effects of sedentary lifestyles include cardiovascular disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, depression and anxiety. The World Health Organization has stated approximately 3.2 million deaths annually can be attributed to insufficient physical activity. Employers are in the unique position of being able to positively impact the health and wellness of employees through strategic wellness programs, educations, benefits and support.
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"I am a radiologist and spend most of my day sitting and reporting cases. I have tried several ergonomic style chairs and stools over the years. The CoreChair is the absolute best in my experience. I can sit through my work and at the end of a busy day I have no stress in my back or legs. The CoreChair is a must for anyone spending long hours at a workstation."
"It's my first day on the new chair and I love it."
"I just received my core chair and I absolutely love it. It actually makes me want to be at work! Thank you."
"My CoreChair was a very significant therapeutic compliment to my double hip resurfacing in 2013 and I continue to enjoy the comfort and added benefits of reduced back pain. I never really considered myself an early adopter of such innovative technology, but I am certainly pleased that I got my CoreChair."
"I love, love LOVE my CoreChair! I received impeccable service after ordering and I even received a phone call to follow up with my order to see if I had any questions. Yesterday was my first full eight hours with the chair and it really is life changing. I feel I have energy throughout the day and I am not forcing myself to sit properly in the chair."