Most people are affected by the “Sitting Disease” at some point their lives. We live in a sedentary world; We sit in our cars, sit at the office, then get home and sit down again. It sounds harmless, but inactivity causes all sorts of health problems. Our bodies were designed to be used. Many scientists now think that prolonged sitting is the reason for the increase in cardiovascular disease and diabetes. To make matters worse, exercise doesn’t prevent the “Sitting Disease”.
When we sit, our muscles are relaxed, and enzyme activity drops by 90% to 95%, leaving fat to camp out in the bloodstream. Within a few hours of sitting, healthy cholesterol (HDL) plummets by 20%. Some of the risks in prolonged periods of sitting include obesity, diabetes, deep veins clots and musculoskeletal damage. These health risks could easily be prevented by using one of our innovative products.
Our bodies are made to move.
This sedentary lifestyle we have gradually created for ourselves is very unhealthy for our musculoskeletal system. We can feel it every day. Standing up after a long period of sitting, we can feel our lower back and we even find ourselves unconsciously rubbing our necks. But, sitting is an invaluable part of our lives and our work, so we can’t just stop sitting. What we can do, is to stop sitting passively. We can turn our sitting time to a more healthy and dynamic experience for our body. Active sitting with ActiveSeat products, won’t just turn sitting time from a negative bodily experience to a neutral one, it actually transforms sitting time to a positive and energizing experience, engaging muscles, joints and burning calories, all while you sit and productively do your thang!
ActiveSeat’s variety of products contains something for everyone. Find the ActiveSeat product for you and start sitting actively in no time!
ActiveSeat hold two types of collections;
Prevention - Made for healthy individuals, looking to improve blood circulation and avoid muscle stiffness. This collection contains an office and desk chair named Acharya, and the Vigot attachment.
Rehabilitation - The Kore collection is made for people who are in need of rehabilitation. This collection contains chairs both for your home, Kore Home, and for medical establishments, Kore Professional.
Vigor fits most swivel chairs on castors and its size is adjustable.
To make sure you can install Vigor on your current swivel chair, have a look at the chair’s base: Vigor can be installed as long as the middle of the base does not protrude downwards below the legs' ends level.
This image shows the base of a chair that Vigor can be installed on.
See figures 1 and 2 in the image;
1: The center of the “Star”, the legs’ meeting point
2: Lowest point on legs (where wheels often connect)
Vigor can be installed on any chair where point 1 is higher than point 2
Installation is fairly simple, as can be seen in this video (Link to video).
It requires a screwdriver and a few minute’s handywork.
The longer - the better, there is no limit. Therefore do not rush, move slowly (~2 seconds each direction), and when one leg is tired - switch to another one.
Most likely, the coupler is wrongly inserted between the flange and the caster. Instead, insert it between the flange and the chair's base.
Loosen (turn left) the screw-nut of that slider;
Widen the exit slot slightly (you may use the screwdriver) until the slider can be pulled out.
Acharya - The desk chair for healthy individuals, looking to prevent future blood pressure and musculoskeletal damage by sitting actively. Acharya’s mechanism can be switched on, to start stabilizing yourself, or switched off at any time, so that Acharya resumes its role as a standard desk chair.
Acharya’s mechanism will make you feel like you’re sitting on a balance ball, using your legs and core muscles to keep yourself upright. The chair has back and arm rests to its comfortable for long term sitting and will not distract you from your work.
Acharya’s mechanism is purely mechanical, no electrical power is needed to operate it.
You do not have to constantly stabilize yourself while sitting on one of our chairs. The Instability mechanism can be switched on and off, turning your chair from a standard, stable chair, to a fun, exciting unstable ride, at the flick of a switch.
No, after the adjustment period, you will not get tired from using ActiveSeat products. Please take in mind that it takes most people 8-20 hours to get used to this new type of sitting. Our satisfied sitters report that after the first 3-4 days, you get fully accustomed to the gentle motion and activity. Once your body is adjusted, you won’t get tired since low intensity physical activities are non fatiguing. Just by sitting, you will stimulate the muscles and joints to create and release positivity inducing hormones which can make you feel more energetic therefore your productivity will increase.
Acquiring new habits, especially healthy ones, takes time. For some, getting used to the Instability mechanism might take a single moment, while for others, it can take a little longer.
Switching from your standard passive sitting, which means total rest for your muscles, to sitting actively, means your body needs to learn and adjust. Give it some time and trust the process: We suggest taking 8-20 hours to get used to the gentle motion and stabilizing action. After that, our satisfied customers all report the chairs are comfortable and contribute greatly to their health.
And of course, if at any time you have any questions or comments, please reach out to us.
As long as their feet can comfortably be placed on the ground while sitting, of course!
Using our products has not been reported as difficult for people of any age or fitness level. It might take a little more time to get used to, and in the long run will definitely make you feel better!
Yes, using ActiveSeat products is effective for people of all fitness levels, since regular workouts in leisure time do not compensate for the damage caused by motionless sitting. Our body needs frequent muscular activity. 60 minutes of active sitting a day, makes up for 8 non-active sitting hours!
We do! Vigor is an attachment which can be mounted on almost any swivel chair on castors, turning your favorite chair into a healthy active sitting apparatus in no time. //Read more about Vigor (link)//