The spine as a central organ
On the one hand, it protects our central nervous system and the sensitive brain, and on the other, it absorbs shocks when we run and jump. The Spine is stabilised by the surrounding musculature and is what makes an upright posture possible in the first place. A healthy Musculature is therefore the best prerequisite for a healthy spine.
Intervertebral discs as components of the spinal column
The spinal column consists of 23 bony segments and 22 cartilaginous intervertebral discs in between. They are primarily responsible for the elasticity and mobility of the spinal column. Intervertebral discs have no metabolism of their own. They are nourished - like a sponge - by the tissue fluid surrounding them, which they suck in when relieved and squeeze out when stressed. If intervertebral discs are constantly pressed on one side - as in rigid sitting - they lose their elasticity. But if the back is in motion, as it is when sitting on the Aeris Swopper, Aeris Swoppster or Aeris Muvman, they are constantly loaded and unloaded at different points and thus stay fit much longer.
The risks of a hunchback
The typical sitting posture so far when working at a desk or at a computer screen is the hunchback. The risks of this sitting posture that makes people ill: the intervertebral discs are misstressed, especially in the particularly susceptible areas. Lumbar spine areas of the spine. It is precisely here that the intervertebral discs are strongly compressed by the forward tilt of the upper body on one side, while they are stretched on the other. Brittleness, e.g. after years of malnutrition, and rigidly cramped muscles significantly increase the likelihood of a herniated disc.
Sitting on the Aeris Swopper in motion immediately does noticeable good, especially in the lower lumbar region. It keeps the intervertebral discs well nourished, fit and elastic and the muscles always active and in motion. In this way, swopping prevents back problems caused by tension and slipped discs.
Joints and arthrosis
Joints are movable bone connections. If joints are painful due to signs of wear and tear, one speaks of Arthrosis. To a certain extent, arthrosis is a normal sign of ageing. A characteristic feature of joint pain is sensitivity to movement.
The first signs of arthrosis are stiffness and a feeling of tension after a long period of rest. This leads to the typical "start-up pain", which decreases with further movement. Many patients therefore consciously take it easy on the joint. However, the lack of movement and the resulting weakening of the musculature do not bring any relief; instead, joint stiffness is the result.
"Moving is good, overloading is harmful".
For treatment, doctors therefore recommend regular exercise, following the motto: "Moving is good, overloading is harmful". This is also where sitting on the Aeris Swopper, Aeris Swoppster, Aeris 3Dee, Aeris Muvman and Aeris Oyo comes in. Through the constant minimal motor activity of many muscle and joint groups when sitting on the Aeris-Aktiv-Sitzen, arthrosis patients avoid the typical "start-up pain", maintain the remaining range of motion and thus reduce their complaints.
Until now, a sedentary job and back mobility were mutually exclusive. The Aeris Swopper now makes muscle training while sitting - similar to jogging - possible for the first time.