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Avoiding Sitting Disease - Is it Possible? Back App Enters the Discussion

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AULI, Norway, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Scientific research is increasingly showing strong links between spending too much time sitting and the development of severe long and short term health problems. So serious is the issue of Sitting Disease that there is a growing insistence that "sitting is the new smoking."

Health problems caused by Sitting Disease: 

  • Short term 
    • Muscular and skeletal pain and disorders 
    • Back pain 
    • Shoulder and neck pain 
    • Obesity 

  • Long term 
    • Heart disease 
    • Type 2 diabetes 
    • High blood pressure 
    • Chronic obesity 
    • Premature death 

The many hours that we spend sitting in a car, at a desk, or in front of a television is making the development of products such as Back App even more relevant. Especially as Sitting Disease can affect even those that get plenty of exercise. Just as smoking is bad for you even if you get lots of exercise, so is sitting too much. Designed to simultaneously improve back pain and avoid the effects of Sitting Disease, Back App is more than an office chair, it is a healthy training apparatus.

Benefits of Back App  

  • Back App is a training apparatus AND a chair. You exercise your whole body effortlessly while going about your daily routine.
  • Back App keeps your muscles moving all of the time.
  • Back App helps your back pain in the short term and moves you out of the standard sitting position that is so dangerous for long term health.
  • The challenge of Back App is adjustable:  if you want more training - screw the ball down!

Dr. Freddy Johnsen, the inventor of Back App, explains: "The problem for office workers is that their jobs don't require anything from their bodies, only their brains. We have the solution."


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Further reading: 

Sedentary Behavior - Too much sitting appears to be a major health risk  - or - get off your fatty acids 
Research mounts to show 'sitting is the new smoking'
Sitting is the New Smoking- Even for Runners
Do you have 'sitting disease'?
Too Much TV May Have Deadly Toll
Too much time sitting down may spell bad news for your health. Here are 8 ways to get out of your seat.
Are you sitting down? Your heart failure risk is higher
Patterns of sedentary time and cardiometabolic risk among Canadian adults.


Scientific Studies: 

Can we reduce the effort of maintaining a neutral sitting posture? A pilot study
Manual Therapy (Volume 17, Issue 6) Pages 566-571

Lumbar posture and trunk muscle activation during a typing task when sitting on a novel dynamic ergonomic chair
Ergonomics (Volume 55, Issue 12) pages 1586-1595

Specific flexion-related low back pain and sitting: comparison of seated discomfort on two different chairs
Ergonomics (Volume 56, Issue 4) pages 650-658



Freddy Johnsen - Back App AS - Phone +4797756505 - Mail: freddy@backapp.eu - http://www.backapp.eu

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