Standing for extended periods can be very tiring.
Steppie is a balance board that enables users to stand at a sit/stand solution more comfortably by encouraging minimal movement, which is less tiring than standing still.
The benefits of Steppie
Our body is made to move
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.
Reduce sitting, increase standing and moving
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.
Make it easier to stand longer
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.
The design of the Steppie makes all of this movement instinctual and natural that you don’t realise you are doing it, Steppie makes it easy to stand longer.
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
How much time do you spend sitting? Sit Right!
"How much time do you spend sitting? Sit Right!" Chiropractors' Asn. Australia. Published on 20th May 2012.
Stand Up Australia
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