Sitting and Standing without motion restricts blood circulation, which has been found to impair the function of cells lining the arteries and contributes to cardiovascular disease. Walking provides contraction and motion that can reverse this. Like taking a walk, when using HOVR, muscles contract, movement occurs, and blood is pumped, improving circulation.
Using HOVR during an eight hour day burns approximately the same number of calories as walking leisurely for 45 mins (depending on the pace). Take a seat – and burn some calories.
Leading obesity expert, James Levine, M.D., and Mayo Clinic Active Life Research Team spent 10 years conducting medical research that found that lack of movement in daily life is the largest contributing factor to the obesity epidemic. Non Exercise Activity Thermogenesis, known as NEAT™ focuses on the daily calories one burns while doing normal, non-exercise activity. Increasing NEAT™ activity is tied to reducing obesity risk factors including percent body fat, Body Mass Index (BMI), cholesterol, the HDL/LDL ratio, and plasma triglycerides.More
Joint motion in the legs typically occurs while walking. Every time a joint moves, the fluid in the joint bathes and nourishes the cartilage, improving joint health. HOVR provides this joint motion – while sitting down!