BOULDER, Colo., April 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Varier North America (www.varierfurniture.com) is pleased to announce that the Move, an activity promoting stool, is now NEAT™ certified. Developed by Mayo Clinic, the NEAT™ acronym stands for Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis.
The science of NEAT™ explains that all activity is important and has an impact on energy expenditure and cardiovascular health. The cumulative impact of even minimal activity over the course of a workday can significantly increase caloric burn.
NEAT™ certification designates products that increase energy expenditure (caloric burn) by at least 10 percent against a baseline established while each subject was seated in a regular office chair. Test participants saw an average increase in energy expenditure of over 18 percent above the baseline when Move was studied for NEAT™ certification.
"We're thrilled to achieve this certification. Move is a healthier way to work, and using it encourages movement, keeps your core engaged, and burns calories," said Cliff Levin, President and CEO of Furniture For Life, North America's exclusive distributor of the Varier Move stool. "The results indicate we have a great solution to combat a sedentary lifestyle."
Levin adds, "The dangers of static sitting, too much sitting, and the broader health implications of being sedentary have ravaging health consequences. We're proud to be to be part the solution with a NEAT™ certified product."
The traditional office environment has taken a toll on individuals as well as employers, contributing to the decline of our overall health. Move is designed to change the paradigm of what's "normal" when we're working at our desks.
Ergonomists, corporate safety personnel, schools, and individuals interested in the NEAT™ certified Varier Move should contact Furniture For Life.
Varier has a long tradition of innovation in active seating. In 1979 Peter Opsvik designed the first kneeling chair for Varier, a design that remains almost completely unchanged to this day.
Varier is headquartered in Oslo, Norway. In North America, Varier products are exclusively distributed by Furniture For Life headquartered in Boulder, Colorado. To learn more about Varier, please visit www.varierfurniture.com. To learn more about Furniture For Life, please visit www.fflbrands.com.