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10 Health Effects

The following observations describe impacts that are achieved only by sitting on an active, two-part saddle chair. Sitting on the traditional one-part saddle chair contains so many serious problems in connection with posture, genital health and also with the health of the inner pelvic organs that it cannot be recommended as a working chair.

Riding-like sitting is fundamentally different from the traditional sitting. The change affects positively the whole body, circulation and metabolism. Minimizing the disturbances in metabolism and eliminating health risks are the major goals of ergonomics. The most essential positive effects of riding-like sitting are focused on the spine, all the way from lower back to the cervical vertebrae. Riding-like sitting affects posture, circulation into the lower limbs, genitalia, external and internal pelvic organs, muscles and joints, bowel movement, breathing, circulation into the head, and the alertness of the brain and the eyes. Riding-like sitting makes it possible to improve vital functions by exercising, reaching from the chair and tilting the seat. These movements make sitting more active and improve work conditions. When people start improving their sitting radically, the effort alone brings about a change in them. New kind of sitting makes people more conscious of their circulation, muscle tensions, back health, posture, metabolism and sitting position, and makes them want to improve their sitting environment further. The statements on these pages are based on the following sources: Michael Adams, Nikolai Bogduk, Kim Burton, Patricia Dolan: The Biomechanics of Back Pain David A. Rubenstein, Wei Yin, Mary D. Frame: Biofluid Mechanics, an Introduction to Fluid Mechanics, Macrocirculation, and Microcirculation Marcus J. Seibel, Simon P. Robins, John P. Bilezikian: Dynamics of Bone and Cartilage Metabolism, Principles and Clinical Applications

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