Burn more energy while balancing on the Magic Ball

Fifteen healthy people sat still for 1 hour and watched a video while sitting on the Back App with the ball in the medium challenge position. Then they sat for 1 hour on an ordinary office chair with a backrest and armrests. Energy expenditure increased significantly (p=0,001) while they were using the Back App. The average increase was 19%. It is well documented in the scientific literature that a standing position increases energy consumption by 15%. Thus, sitting still on the Back App with the ball in the medium challenge position, increased energy consumption to the same level as when standing. If you sit on the Back App 8 hours a day for 230 days, you will burn 27,600 kcal more than when sitting on an ordinary office chair. 27,600 kcal is approximately equivalent to 4 kg of body fat.

In paper

"The effect of a novel dynamic chair on seated energy expenditure." Aofie Synnot, Wim Dankaerts, Kieran O`Sullivan

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