Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) July 27, 2012
The Gruve®, a total body motion activity monitor that incorporates the proven N.E.A.T. medical standard for weight loss, was recently featured in a key University of Minnesota study that was presented at the JustStand Wellness Summit in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
JustStand (http://www.JustStand.org) is an organization dedicated to educating people on the health dangers of high sedentary lifestyles (“sitting disease”) and to providing information and recommendations for sitting less and moving more for better health. They recently held a JustStand Wellness Summit, sponsored by Ergotron, featuring medical and scientific experts who shared their research, perspectives, and success stories on creating corporate cultures that facilitated healthier and more active work routines that improve employee health, productivity and lower healthcare costs.
The Gruve from Gruve Technologies, Inc. was a key part of a University of Minnesota study on the effects of excessive sitting and using of a sit/stand desk for increasing activity. The presentation was made at the JustStand Wellness Summit in Saint Paul. The Gruve again was proven to be an effective research tool for careful analysis of activity for office based workers, providing another tool to combat "sitting disease" and its negative effect on the American workforce.
“Today, our bodies are breaking down from obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, depression, and the cascade of health ills and everyday malaise that come from what scientists have named sitting disease … Every two hours spent just sitting reduces blood flow and lowers blood sugar, increasing the risk of obesity, diabetes and heart disease,” says James A. Levine, MD, PhD, an obesity specialist and weight loss expert from the Mayo Clinic.
The secret to counteract sitting disease is increasing the daily N.E.A.T. activity. N.E.A.T. (Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis) is all the calories one burns will doing (non-exercise) daily activity. Scientific research over 10 years has found that increasing the N.E.A.T. in daily life burns more calories than short term intense exercise due to whole body movements and much long duration, and that is the foundation for sustainable weight loss and a dramatic improvement in overall health.
The Gruve® is a total body motion activity monitor that incorporates the proven N.E.A.T. medical standard for weight loss and it is unique in the market place—no other activity monitor can provide real-time information on daily N.E.A.T. activity nor are they even accurate enough to measure N.E.A.T. activity. The Gruve accurately measures 98% daily N.E.A.T. activity, and is the only certified N.E.A.T. monitor on the market.
“We believe the most effective therapy for sitting disease is using the Gruve to move more each day. As people and companies are educated about the landmark concept of N.E.A.T. and its many health benefits, they naturally choose the Gruve, the only N.E.A.T. monitor available to help people increase daily non-exercise activity, improve their overall health and reduce their healthcare costs ,” says Dr. Robert Gauthier, CEO, Gruve Technologies, Inc.
About Gruve Technologies, Inc.
Gruve Technologies, Inc. provides scientifically validated weight loss and wellness products designed to provide a long-term sustainable path to better health. Headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, Gruve develops innovative technology and products based on cutting edge medical research that are proven effective to modify behavior and aid in weight loss. For more information, visit http://www.gruvetechnologies.com.