What it Means to be NEAT Certified

What it Means to be NEAT Certified

by Ron Bettin March 08, 2018

NEAT Certified

At Fitneff we are proud of the solutions we sell that are NEAT Certified.  This is a stamp of approval that the product has proven health benefits to counteract the negative effects of a sedentary lifestyle.

What does NEAT mean?

NEAT is the acronym for non-exercise activity thermogenesis. This is a description of the energy spent on everything we do that is not sleeping, eating or sports-like exercise.  In other words, it is the energy expended for everyday activities like walking, standing, doing chores and even fidgeting.

What affects a person’s NEAT?

Even small activities will increase a person’s metabolic rate and result in NEAT.  Eating is also a factor in NEAT and may play an important role in how we maintain our body weight and/or develop obesity or lose weight.  Hypothalamic factors that are responsible for regulation of certain metabolic processes also affect NEAT.

Unfortunately, our modern world of technology has created a sedentary lifestyle of sitting behind monitors all day and TV screens in the evenings.  Video games and social media have replaced time that used to be spent playing or doing physical activity.  Cultures with fewer electronics and a more physical lifestyle promote NEAT.

Dr. James Lavine – NEAT Pioneer

Dr. James Lavine is the pioneer of NEAT studies and coined the term “sitting is the new smoking.” Dr. Lavine dedicated his scientific career to promoting health in adults and children through education and innovation.  As a world leader at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Dr. Levine's laboratory has had a direct influence on the health of 2 to 3 million people through programs and technology development.  His team developed the science behind NEAT and the heavily researched the dangers connected to a sedentary lifestyle, with results published in journals such as Science and Nature. His work has impacted society as a whole and has brought widespread policy changes in the workplace.

What is NEAT Certification?

NEAT Certification is trademarked by Mayo Clinic. For a product to obtain a NEAT Certification, it requires an “Institutional Review Board (IRB) study with more than 20 participants that results in at least a 10 percent increase in calorie burn versus a baseline.”

What are the benefits of NEAT Certified Products?

NEAT certified products help promote a number of health benefits, including lower risk of cardiovascular disease, extra calories burned and an increase in your daily productivity.  The movement will increase blood circulation and cause an overall metabolic rate increase that will increase both productivities and focus on any activity.

Your body was not made to sit all day, so it is only natural to find ways to move, and NEAT Certified products will help you do just that.

NEAT Certified Products at Fitneff

Fitneff is proud to sell several products that are NEAT Certified including:

iMovR Thermotread GT Office Treadmill

iMovR Everest Standing Desk

iMovR Elite Standing Desk

iMovR Denali Standing Desk

iMovR Cascade Corner Desk

CoreChair

Varier Move

 

NEAT Certification has become an industry standard that is recognized for more than just the rigorous testing that a product goes through; it symbolizes companies that are committed to improving people’s health by integrating movement into everyday life.




Ron Bettin
Ron Bettin

Author

Ron Bettin is the President of Fitneff and inventor of the WalkTop Treadmill Desk. Ron's inspiration to integrate movement into daily life comes from his experience recovering from an accident that resulted in a serious spinal injury and broken limbs. He is now "walking the talk" and turned his life experience into a successful company that is helping provide solutions for work, school, home and on-the-go.



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