Some FACTS first:

Fact 1:

We sit on average 8 HOURS a day

Fact 2

Most people sit with a  TILTED PELVIS 

Fact 3: 

Long sitting with a tilted pelvis causes  PAIN

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WHAT

is a TILTED PELVIS and

why is it

harmful to the body health?

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Simply put, a tilted pelvis means the anatomically incorrect alignment of the pelvis. It can be tilted forward or backward, both are a very common case during long sitting.  

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Both, front and back tilted pelvis, have negative impact on the whole spine. 

As a result, structures around the spine shorten and tense, which in turn affects the entire skeletal system, including muscles, joints, ligaments, tendons, fasciae, nerves, etc.

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Over time, these shortened and tense structures cause pain and postural health complaints, such as:

  • back pain

  • frozen shoulders

  • headache

  • pelvic obliquity

  • foot deformities

  • numbness in legs and arms

  • joint degeneration

  • circulatory problems

  • pelvic floor weakness, etc. 

Sitting with an upright pelvis can be CRUTIAL for the body health.

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Or, in other words, and this is

Fact 4:

green COMPARE back-tilted, front-tilted

front tilted pelvis

back tilted pelvis

centred pelvis on the Air8 cushion

 Health benefits

of Air8back:up

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Air8back:up can help to reduce pelvic tilt and support sitting with the pelvis upright 

With this special cushion, ones back can not lean against a back rest and sink in while sitting. The torso has to be straightened again and again, which is obviously much easier with the cushion than without.

Air8back:up stops the unhealthy leg cross and supports a straight leg axix

The rounded segments of the cushion support a straight and relaxed leg axis and thus prevent the development of orthopaedic problems such as bow-legs or knock-knees. 

Illustration of wrong and correct seating positions

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O-formed

leg axis

X-formed

leg axis

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straight leg axis

on the Air8 cushion

Illustration of bow- legs (O-form), knock-knees (X-form) and straight leg axis

X-form 

O-form

straight leg axis

Air8back:up strengthens the pelvic floor and prevents postural pelvic problems

Active sitting on Air8 can also strengthen the pelvic floor muscles. Since the air-filled cushion does not form a firm base, the balance must be unconsciously constantly adjusted. 

These balancing micro-movements of the bony pelvis activate and strengthen the pelvic floor muscles. A strong pelvic floor can relieve health problems, such as 

  • bladder weakness,

  • prostate problems,

  • loss of sexual sensitivity,

  • haemorrhoids, or

  • incontinence.

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Illustration of the pelvic floor muscles

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