What is performance?Performance capacity is understood as the prerequisite or the possibility to perform over a long period of time. A distinction is made between mental and physical performance. Performance, whether physical or mental, differs from person to person and cannot be represented in a single uniform measure. A comparison can only be measured within individual disciplines using strict definitions (e.g. speed over 100 metres).
If performance refers to what can be achieved productively in a company, it is referred to as operational capability. In this case, the terms performance, capacity or efficiency are often used.
What does cognitive performance mean?The performance and effectiveness of the brain is called cognitive performance or mental performance. How much and how effectively a brain performs is measured, among other things, by intelligence tests and represented by a so-called IQ. Even though many people believe intelligence is innate, cognitive training can improve a person's intellectual performance. Incidentally, numerous studies show that a Brainwhich is well supplied with blood and oxygen, is more efficient.
What is physical performance?Even though physical fitness describes how physically resilient a person is in certain situations, it is not only important for athletes. Of course, it is about physical endurance, mobility, strength, speed or good coordination. But it also goes hand in hand with motor skills, hand-eye coordination, etc. - in other words, skills that are needed every day.
Most of us know how to increase athletic or physical performance. Endurance can be trained, as well as speed or strength.
In fact, mental performance can also be trained and improved. A professional environment in which employees feel good can contribute to increasing the performance of employees and thus to operational performance.
In addition to a good working atmosphere, such an environment is characterized by ergonomic workplace equipment. The fact is that employees who are healthy and have no physical complaints can perform better overall. It has been proven that those who have the opportunity to move around at the workplace or to sit in a moving manner have fewer Back pain and tension, is physically healthier and fitter and has a greater sense of well-being, which ultimately leads to higher performance.
More efficient through proper sitting and standingThe active office chair Aeris Swopper has revolutionized the world of work in terms of cognitive and physical performance. Thanks to the patented 3D technology, sitting in motion and frequent changes of position are required and encouraged. Abdominal and back muscles are strengthened and one-sided stress and thus tension are reduced. Studies have shown that movement also improves blood circulation and oxygen supply to the brain. As a result, employees not only perform better physically, but also mentally.
Similar to rigid sitting, working while standing on hard floors is hard work for the body. Long periods of standing cause the legs to become tired, the feet to ache, and the joints to be stressed. This impairs well-being and performance. The standing mat Aeris Muvmat counteracts this.
The 3D topographical structure inside the standing mat activates the foot reflex zones, relaxes the muscles and keeps the body moving. This promotes blood circulation and oxygen supply to the brain. This in turn helps to increase concentration and attention.
A study on working on the Aeris Muvmat by the University of Mainz confirms the strong positive effects on mental and physical performance of the standing mat. Based on their study results, they recommend using the Aeris Muvmat "in everyday working life to increase cognitive performance, subjective well-being, and to promote health." Also a therapeutic application with disturbances of the gait, concentration weakness and disturbances of the synchronization of the brain hemispheres is suggested. You can find more information in this Blog post.