6 advantages to Swopper deating May 04 2014


Almost 80% of the populations of industrial nations suffer from backache. It affects all levels of society. Already 60% of children just starting school have bad posture. 73% of managers suffer from back problems. Slight tension can quickly turn into chronic, painful back problems, seriously affecting your quality of life.

The primary cause of back problems is lack of movement. This comes very often from hours of sitting at work. Once backache has set in, we are often tempted to adopt relieving postures, rest and use cushions and armrests fro immediate comfort and relaxation. In fact this often only makes the problem worse, because it promotes muscular atrophy and cramps.

Active sitting in motion with many changing sitting positions and constant light exercising of the muscles keeps you fit – not just your back.

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1. Always sitting properly
By keeping its balance on the sprung seat your body is always slightly in motion. The frequent change of position naturally makes you adopt different postures. You sit up straight more often. The ‘joystick’ like joint at the base of the spring strut allows the swopper to tilt towards your working surface – you will no longer hunch over your desk and your back will retain its correct ‘S’ shape.

2. Good for the inter-vertebral discs
Since the swopper constantly encourages you to sit up straight and change your posture, the inter-vertebral discs are loaded in parallel at alternating pressure points and are not squashed for hours on one side, as is the case when you hunch your back. This load bearing is important for nourishing the discs and keeping them resilient, strong and healthy.

3. Training for the muscles
Since your entire body is slightly in motion all the time on the ‘swopper’ practically all the muscle groups remain active and well supplied with blood. The muscles are strengthened and can keep your back upright better. Since the muscles are active, they cannot tense up. And that prevents backache.

4. Active prevention of vein problems
The ‘swopper’ is effective against vein problems in two ways: thanks to the rounded seat of the ‘swopper’, there are no pressure points on the underside of your thighs and congestion is prevented. Secondly the ‘sitting in motion’ on the swopper stimulates active transport of the blood to the heart via the muscles of the so called calf pump.

5. Keeping ligaments and joint fit
Ligaments and joints need movement to keep them fit. Moving your joints stimulates the fomation of synovia. This helps lubricate the joints. Static pressure on the joints squeezes out the synovia and the cartilages rub against each other. Nature has built us to use our joints slightly all the time. Sitting ona swopper tightens the ligaments and tendons and helps to prevent joint diseases.

6. Stimulation of blood circulation and mood.
Sitting on a ‘swopper’ makes you straighten the upper part of your body and frees the diaphragm; you breathe deeper, the supply of oxygen to the blood is improved, the circulation stimulated – this in turn stops you getting tired so quickly, you can concentrate better and you feel generally fitter. Apart from that, bouncing up and down is good for the mind and soul. Al this puts you in a good mood.