‘Active’ vs ‘Passive’ Support
It’s important to understand the difference between active and passive support when seated for prolonged periods.
Conventional foam supports hold the torso in a static position. They are inert and ‘passive’ .This means the very muscles they are supporting become lazy and weaken over time, making the problem worse.
The bodybolster offers ‘active’ support – meaning it offers movement. This is because it is an air-filled device which encourages mobility, allowing healthy, micro joint movement through the spine as well as switching on core muscles (for improved strength), promoting erect positive posture.
When the bodybolster is in place you will rock slightly – this springy and supportive feeling is the beginning of a new way of sitting – breaking old rigid muscle habits.
Adjustability is key
You may already have a built-in lumbar support in your chair. But it is rarely sufficient to provide support at the angle, size and height that suits your body shape and individual needs; some people have a flat back, others have a sway back and some need support in their upper back.
The bodybolster allows you to get support where you need it.
- Instantly reduces muscle tension and aches
- Promotes good posture alignment
- Reduces neck strain, back pain and shoulder aches
- Relieves pressure on lower back
- Promotes postural and ergonomic awareness
- Promotes safe in-chair stretching
- Unique self-inflating feature- no pump
Its unique self-inflating design with the adjustable valve makes easy to use (no need to blow it up), versatile and effective.
The bodybolster is listed on the Australian Register Of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG) 142584 – Medical Device Class 1
Corporate rate enquiries welcome.
Research shows that ‘active’ sitting can improve the fitness and alertness of employees and reduce pain and fatigue… the bodybolster is an excellent strategy to promote ‘active’ sitting…
Dr David Harris PhD Behavioural Medicine – Director of National Workplace Health Project – Sydney University