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Steppie is a balance board that enables stand up desk users to work more comfortably by encouraging frequent miniscule movements. Although it seems counterintuitive, this is less tiring than standing still.
When we stay still for long periods of time, our body starts to ache. Modern behaviour has us sitting for longer periods each day, be it eating meals, commuting by train or car and watching TV. Add to this working in front of a computer for up to 8 hours, the body begins to suffer.
To counteract the effects of a sedentary lifestyle it is recommended that office workers should stand while working at their computers, this increases their N.E.A.T. None Exercise Activity Thermogenesis (N.E.A.T) is the energy that we use while completing small movements and activities throughout the day.
The body finds slight amounts of movements less tiring than standing still. Standing on Steppie is all about balance.
When standing on Steppie, with your feet in line with your hips, any slight movement causes the Steppie to move. Your muscles and core will work to stabilise and rebalance your body.
Each one of these movements increases muscle use and N.E.A.T. output.
The difference Steppie can make in posture.
Finding balance of Steppie also encourages proper posture, which works the muscles in the core, back, shoulders and neck.
The slightest body movement such as reaching for something or looking to one side causes the Steppie to tip, thus activating the body’s core in order to maintain balance.
Steppie in action.
Stand for longer periods – a little movement is less tiring than standing still
Promote a natural posture
Activate and train core musculature (inner, deep muscles that support and balance the spine)
Reduce muscular tension
Supports up to 200kgs