Is Active Sitting the New Ergonomics?

November 14, 2017 1 Comment

Is Active Sitting the New Ergonomics?

Ironically, active sitting is a return to the old ways, movement.

Prior to the industrial revolution that opted for increased productivity at the expense of manual workmanship, movement was required to conduct the majority of our commerce. Mass production resulted in automation or semi automation of tasks that placed less demand on the emerging production line. With it, came issues for workers in the form of repetitive strain and injury associated with this equipment.

Now, well into the technological revolution, our need to move in order to perform our tasks has been dramatically reduced. In a righteous attempt to reduce strain and injury, modern ergonomics incorporates work stations that attempt to support a person optimally however, comes at the cost of diminishing movement.

When the human body is held in a static position for prolonged periods of time, the need for stabilizing musculature is seriously diminished and our bodies become at risk of under-stimulation.Classic outcomes include physiological implications of our vascular reactivity and blood glucose regulation but we are also at risk of a decline in bone density, disc dehydration, muscle imbalance and even muscle atrophy.

Active sitting, when properly employed, introduces the subtle movements that our bodies require to keep all of these possible complications at bay. CoreChair has been designed to provide just the right amount of postural positioning to promote alignment and balance as well as stimulate your primary bodily functions.

We should not feel the need to recline or lean to complete our daily tasks but rather we should incorporate just enough movement to maintain our health.


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Letitia Forsyth-Mercer
Letitia Forsyth-Mercer

March 27, 2018

You should use an older person like myself to demonstrate what sitting on poorly designed office chairs can do to your body I suffer from Arthritis in the back, neck hips and knees due to stationary sitting in one position for approximately 8 hours a day for 35 years. The Core Chair is truly an innovated designed chair for active sitting, being able to move your core regularly while sitting is truly important to ones well being in our Senior.

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About CoreChair

Introduction to the CoreChair

Patrick's Story

With a degree in Kinesiology, the study of human body movement, Patrick has committed his personal life to an active and healthy lifestyle and pursued solutions to optimize this among others. 

                                                            Patrick Harrison on a Conference Call   Patrick Harrison Snowboarding 
Patrick's initial success was the development of a company that focused on the design, manufacture and distribution of specialized seating solutions for non ambulatory persons dependent on wheelchairs for mobility. Special Health Systems Ltd., was considered a leader in this field in North America as well as other global centers prior to the sale of this company in 1995 to US based Invacare Corporation. 
After the sale of this company, Patrick pursued many other entrepreneurial ventures that ranged from agricultural to philanthropic opportunities, but was drawn back to his passion to create solutions that would address physical challenges experienced by everyday people.
Patrick Harrison SHS
With the emerging awareness on the perils of sedentary lifestyle coupled with the musculoskeletal damage incurred by desk jockeys, Harrison was inspired by the number of persons who intuitively sought activity in their day at the office by taking an exercise ball to replace their traditional office chair.
Thus he began what became a 7 plus year project to create what is best described as a disruptive innovation by developing an active sitting chair that is now commercially known as CoreChair. 
                                                 Patrick Harrison Paddleboarding   Patrick Harrison IronMan  Patrick Harrison Surfing
Aware that human nature and the resistance to change is the biggest challenge that we all face, Patrick collaborated with Centers of Excellence such as the University of Waterloo, Mayo Clinic, Cornell University and others, to validate the efficacy of this design. 
In parallel, Patrick sought practical input from clinicians, health experts and everyday people to gain feedback on the design evolution to ensure a comfortable and effective solution. 
The result is a very high quality seating solution that challenges traditional doctrine of healthy workplace environments, with attention to detail on every day needs and value to those who use it. 

Our Core Design

The vision of CoreChair is to offer the world’s healthiest, ergonomic and therapeutic office chair. Paying little mind to convention or tradition, we chose to focus on you, the sitter. Our tech innovation focuses on optimal posture through core stabilization and movement that mobilizes key joints most affected by sitting. We made our seat highly sculpted to relieve pressure points, prevent sliding and deliver comfort. It works in conjunction with the low back, stabilizing the pelvis to optimize your sitting posture, reduce back pain and prevent slumping at your desk. Many of us are actively seeking therapeutic remedies to help reduce our back pain. Prolonged static sitting in traditional chairs (even high end ergonomic chairs) can result in uncomfortable back strain and lack of movement. Invest in your health with an innovative seating solution designed to harmonize your personal movement with your chair.





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