According to research, “balancing” improves memory and cognition by requiring a complex synchronization of mental function and physical movement. Balance is one of the four main classifications of fitness along with strength, endurance, and flexibility.
Did you know that in an 8-hour workday the average worker is only productive for two hours and 53 minutes!?
Research on employee productivity is shocking. Only 33% of workers are significantly engaged at work. One stat even suggests the most productive employees only represent 5% of the workforce. These stats are alarming not only from a business perspective, (as productive workers drive success) but also from a health perspective, (as productivity and mental wellness go hand-in-hand).
As employee health and well-being play a larger role in the workplace, many companies are turning to an innovative new approach to improve health and boost productivity: Balance Therapy.
“Balance Therapy has been proven to not only help physical health but also cognitive functioning…”
…says ergonomics expert Scott Bahneman, who is at the forefront of the university research on this new health trend. According to research, “balancing” improves memory and cognition by requiring a complex synchronization of mental function and physical movement. Balance is one of the four main classifications of fitness, along with strength, endurance, and flexibility. It is often overlooked yet it is one of the most important components of health.
Currently employed in health clinics to treat conditions such as dementia, ADHD, and concussive head injuries, Balance Therapy has been found to increase focus and concentration by leveraging the connection between balance and brain function.
“The way you sit has a huge effect on brain activity. It can change anything from your mood and hormones to memory and cognition,” says ergonomics expert Scott Bahneman.
Challenging the body’s ability to balance is the most effective way to strengthen the paraspinal muscles in the postural system. These muscles keep the vertebra aligned in the spine, support proper posture and are critical to maintaining good balance. Increased caloric burn and heart rate are caused by the activation of the core muscles. Some of the latest specialty office furniture – like balance chairs – can help activate this required balance, helping to control the amount of energy it takes to stay on your center of gravity. With this method, you not only improve your posture and burn calories, but you stay more alert and focused, leading to a healthier lifestyle.
“Balance Therapy has been proven to not only help physical health but also cognitive functioning.“
– Scott Bahneman
In An Interview/Article, Bahneman Can Share:
- The science and research behind Balance Therapy
- The fascinating link between balance and brain function
- How Balanced Active Sitting can improve physical and mental health
- Advice people can use to boost productivity and be healthier and more active in the workplace
- Why “balance” is the key component needed to make active sitting effective
- The impact sitting has on our overall health
Scott Bahneman is sharing the research behind this new approach to office wellness. He has fascinating information on the link between balance and brain function and how balance therapy can increase health and productivity in the workplace.