The Varier Move stops just short of being a leaning chair. While it does encourage active movement, it’s far easier to sit on top of the Move than it is to use it in a leaning position. As always, you’re looking at a trade off – the Move won’t keep you as active as a Mogo or Muvman, but it’s more comfortable than most of its tilt-happy brethren. It’s also made some recent waves as an attention-boosting accessory for the classroom. Attractive and portable, the Move is a fine choice of seat for anyone after an ergonomic task stool.
How Many Calories Can You Really Expect to Burn Using a Standing Desk or Treadmill Desk?
By now you may have read a number of news articles citing university research that proclaims you can raise your basal metabolic rate and burn more calories while working at a standing desk or treadmill desk.
Or perhaps you’ve read one of the Mayo Clinic’s Dr. James Levine’s books, Move a Little, Lose a Lot or Why Your Chair is Killing You and What You Can Do About It, and have a general idea that you’ll up your caloric burn into the “NEAT heart rate zone” whenever you can ditch the chair. (NEAT stands for Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis.)
What is NEAT Certification and Why Does it Matter for Office Fitness Furniture?
NEAT certification has an impressive body of research behind it. It regulates manufacturers’ claims and offers the consumer and the employer valuable insight into the proven versus marketed benefits of any given product. Each time the NEAT trademark appears on product packaging, it raises awareness of the negative health effects of sitting, and provides royalty-based funding to the Mayo Clinic for furthering their research.