- Your skeleton struggles against gravity to hold up your soft tissue
- Contact points remain the same when standing
- Body weight forces nature’s lubricant out of these contact points
- Both earth and man-made vibrations are now wearing on one very small, non-lubricated area
- All load bearing joints feel these vibrations
- This abuse (ache) signals excess fluid to the joints which may over long term result in arthritis
There is mounting evidence that the flat, firm and stable surfaces that we spend so much time on, coupled with static work, may be responsible for many of the unexplainable low back attacks. Many back surgeons admit to missing something due to so many unsuccessful back surgeries.
A case study reveals that flight attendants do not have low back trouble. Standing in flight is very similar to standing on an Extreme Standing Mat.
Have you ever wondered why walking on the beach or a mountain trail feels so much better than the floor of a convention center? Have we done too good of a job stabilizing, supporting and reducing muscular demands in our effort to reduce musculoskeletal problems?