All over the world, life expectancy is increasing. The healthy elderly person remains independent for a long time. However, if they are not healthy enough to maintain their physical and mental abilities, they quickly become sedentary, dependent and age much faster. The NOA cushion helps the elderly to age more slowly, i.e. to remain independent and healthy for longer.

How to age less quickly?

Physical activity has effects that counteract the effects of aging. 1- When practiced regularly, physical activity slows down the decrease in muscle mass associated with advancing age. 2- At the same time, regular physical activity limits the increase in body fat and the associated metabolic problems, such as glucose intolerance, which prevents diabetes. 3- Regular physical activity also preserves cardiovascular and respiratory functions. Even when started at an advanced age, it will have positive effects on health.
In order to age "fit", it is therefore important not to abandon activities: - that stimulate the adaptive capacities of the organism, by maintaining and even improving the basic intellectual, physical and relational capital, and - that protect against diseases (flu, cardiovascular diseases, ...), by taking early charge of diseases or disorders that are likely to lead to a cascade of disorders of other functions of the body (walking disorders, depressive state, alteration of the nutritional state, ...).

Aging issues

The risk of falling is a real problem for the elderly. Muscular wasting, altered sensory capacities, taking medication, orthostatic hypotension, etc. are factors that favour falls. Prevention is the only way to reduce the risks by adapting the environment. But regular physical activity helps to preserve reflexes and muscle mass. Elderly people walk with an increased anterior rotation of the pelvis (downward) and with an increased lumbar lordosis. This postural change is usually due to a combination of weak abdominal muscles, tight hip flexors and increased abdominal fat. The risk of pressure sores is another issue for the elderly and the mobility impaired. A pressure sore is a wound resulting from tissue hypoxia caused by excessive and prolonged pressure on a hard surface of a bony projection. The sacrum is typically the most affected in a sitting position when the person slides in his chair. The crushing of the tissues causes a narrowing or even an occlusion of the capillaries of the skin, which can cause a wound.

It is important that the person is sitting on a good support

If the seat is too hard, the contact area is very small and all the weight rests only on this small surface, which increases the pressure. If the plane is too soft, the pelvis sinks too far into the seat, but the pressure is concentrated at the points where the body protrudes (sacrum and ischium), and increases at these points. In addition, the pelvis is then unfortunately completely immobilized. The right support is one where the person sinks slightly but is supported everywhere in the same way. The contact surface is larger and the pressure, evenly distributed, is therefore much less.

Why sit on the NOA cushion?

For gentle exercise The NOA cushion keeps you moving. It keeps you naturally toned throughout the day. It gently strengthens your muscles with barely perceptible instability. By maintaining the three curves in a natural way without effort, the NOA cushion stimulates your general metabolism (see picture). To reduce the pressure on the tissues during prolonged sitting The cushion distributes pressure evenly over the entire contact area and protects the skin tissue. To improve brain activity Thanks to the cushion, the head is repositioned well above the shoulders and the vessels that supply the brain are no longer compressed. It thus improves your blood circulation and thus the oxygenation of the cells and the brain.