HÅG in Balance – the unique feature of HÅG chairs
Making people’s working day more comfortable and increasing the amount of body movement is exactly what HÅG promotes. A HÅG chair balances the body in an intuitive way, ensuring that you are seated correctly. Balance is the best starting point for movement. According to HÅG’s philosophy, the next sitting position is always the best. All of its chairs are designed to allow you to move your entire body, without having to think about it. This allows you to perform better while safeguarding your well-being. When seated in a HÅG chair you are always prepared for a new movement and your next task.
We are not made for sitting still. We are made for movement and variation. To achieve dynamic sitting, you need a chair with the HÅG in Balance mechanism, with user-friendly controls to personalise the settings of your chair. Once a balanced position has been achieved, your body controls the chair, deciding when to move and when to sit still in a given position.
The HÅG in Balance mechanism is unique to all HÅG chairs. In a HÅG chair, the front edge of the seat tilts upwards when you lean backwards and down when you lean forwards. This stimulates ankle movement, in turn activating the circulation mechanisms of your lower legs (‘the peripheral heart’), enhancing circulation throughout the body. The result is more energy and improved efficiency at work.
See how the HÅG in Balance works and how it will benefit you here:
The Karolinska Institute in Sweden completed a comprehensive research study in 2016, proving the benefits of the HÅG in Balance centre-tilt mechanism. This study compared the activity level reached by users sitting in a HÅG chair with the activated centre-tilt mechanism versus a conventional synchro chair (the most common mechanism used on office chairs) and users in a standing position. The users were then asked to perform simulated work tasks in a laboratory.
The results showed that 73 percent of the users sitting in a HÅG chair with an open centre-tilt mechanism reached the level of light human activity (i.e. not sedentary). Whereas only 33 percent of the subjects reached that same level of movement when either sitting in a conventional synchro chair or even in a standing position. These results indicate that the correct seating solution can promote human activity without having to change behaviour.
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