Why healthy sitting is so important
Sitting for long periods of time can put a lot of strain on the back and the entire body, leading to unhealthy posture. Sitting incorrectly can lead to tension and pain, which can often become chronic and even cause long-term health problems.
Using seat balls and ball pillows is a great way to promote back-friendly sitting and reduce tension. The unstable surface of the sit ball forces the body to constantly make small compensatory movements to maintain balance. This strengthens the muscles and stabilizes the spine. Sit balls also promote an upright posture, which in turn helps reduce tension in the shoulders and neck.
Using sit balls can not only lead to better posture and a strengthened back, but can also promote concentration and productivity. Better blood flow and oxygenation to the brain can help reduce mental fatigue and tiredness, which can have a positive impact on performance.
Our sitting balls are specifically designed to promote back-friendly sitting and encourage healthy posture. Discover our product range now and invest in your health and well-being!
The consequences of sitting incorrectly
Most of us spend a lot of time in the home office at our desks, in the car or in front of the TV - and we often sit incorrectly. However, sitting incorrectly can lead to a variety of physical ailments. The most common problems include tension in the neck and shoulder area, back pain and posture problems.
Sitting incorrectly forces the spine into an unnatural posture, which can lead to overloading of the intervertebral discs and muscles. Tension in the shoulder and neck area can occur when the head is tilted forward to look at the computer screen. Postural problems such as a hunched back can also be caused by sitting incorrectly.
Using seat cushions can help reduce the negative effects of improper sitting. Our balance cushions, for example, promote an upright sitting posture by forcing you to distribute your body weight evenly and constantly make small balancing movements. This strengthens the muscles and reduces tension.
Sitting correctly - our proposed solutions
Sitting correctly is the key to a healthy and pain-free back. Our seat cushions and gymnastic balls are ideal aids to promote an upright and back-friendly sitting posture.
- Seat cushion
Our balance cushions are a great way to promote back-friendly sitting and reduce tension. The unstable surface of the seat cushion forces the body to constantly make small balancing movements to maintain balance. This strengthens the muscles and stabilizes the spine. A seat cushion can also help prevent postural deformities such as a hunchback, as it forces the body weight to be distributed evenly.
- Gym balls
Gym balls are another way to promote back-friendly sitting. Again, the unstable surface of the ball forces the body to constantly make small balancing movements to maintain balance, which strengthens the entire back musculature, stabilizing the spine. An exercise ball can also help increase concentration and productivity, as better blood flow and oxygenation of the brain leads to reduce mental fatigue and tiredness.
How to use our products correctly
Our seat cushions and exercise balls are easy to use and can help you promote a back-friendly, upright posture. Here are some tips on how to use our products properly:
- Seat cushion
Place the balance cushion on your chair or seat so that it is positioned under your buttocks. Your body weight will cause the cushion to contract slightly, creating an unstable seat.
This will force you to constantly make small balancing movements to maintain your balance. Try to keep yourself upright and distribute the weight evenly. Avoid leaning on the cushion or forcing your body into an unnatural position.
- Gym balls
Sit on the exercise ball and position your feet flat on the floor. Your knees should be bent at a 90-degree angle to ensure a comfortable and stable sitting position. Avoid bobbing or jumping on the ball as this can cause injury. Make sure the ball is inflated and provides adequate stability to ensure safe sitting.
Our seat cushions and exercise balls are ideal tools to promote back-friendly sitting. Through regular use, you can improve your posture and reduce tension.
Expert opinions on ergonomic sitting with TOGU
Dr. med. Gerrit Sommer, sports physician from Prien am Chiemsee in his everyday life he treats patients with holistic procedures to maintain or restore the health of his patients. His opinion about our TOGU products for "Ergonomic Sitting":
"Due to the functional shape and dynamic adjustment, devices from the Healthy Sitting line of TOGU prevent back pain. By sitting in motion, trunk-stabilizing muscles are activated, balance is trained and static incorrect postures while sitting are avoided."
The whole thing has the following positive effects on your health:
- A boost in blood circulation in general.
- More flexible intervertebral discs due to a better supply of nutrients.
- Strengthening of the deeper pelvic floor, abdominal and back muscles. This in turn leads to an overall stabilization of the spine at the base.
- As a pleasant side effect, there is a relief of the internal organs. Improved blood circulation also stimulates brain metabolic processes, increasing concentration and attention.
Frequently asked questions about healthy sitting
1. What are the health benefits of exercise balls and seat cushions?
Exercise balls and seat cushions can help promote better posture, stronger muscles and a reduction in back pain.
2. How can I design my workplace ergonomically?
To create an ergonomic workspace, make sure your work surface and chair are designed for your body size and shape.
3. What size of exercise ball is suitable for me?
The size of the exercise ball should match your height. A rule of thumb is that when you sit on the ball, your thighs should be parallel to the floor.
4. Wow to choose the right seat cushion for my needs?
The right seat cushion depends on your specific needs. It is important to choose a cushion with sufficient support and comfort.
5. What materials are best for gymnastic balls and seat cushions?
High-quality, non-slip and durable materials such as PVC and rubber are best suited for gymnastic balls and seat cushions. Our ABS® brand products, for example, are made of particularly space-saving material.
6. How can I improve my posture and reduce back pain?
Better posture and a reduction in back pain can be achieved through a combination of regular exercise, ergonomic sitting and a strong core.
7. How to inflate and adjust the exercise ball and seat cushion properly?
When inflating the exercise ball, it is important that it is not too hard or too soft. A good rule of thumb is to inflate the ball 80% so that it gives when you sit on it.