Power Plate has obtained NEAT certification for its entire product line.
NEAT is an acronym for Non Exercise Activity Thermogenesis, developed by Mayo Clinic.
Devices that meet certification criteria may showcase the NEAT trademark. NEAT focuses on the daily calories an individual burns while doing normal, non exercise related activities. NEAT certification 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.
Leading obesity expert James Levine, M.D., Ph.D., and the Mayo Clinic Active Life Research Team spent a decade conducting medical research on nutrition, physical activity and behavior related to weight management and obesity prevention. Their research concluded that a contributing factor to the obesity epidemic is the decrease in energy expenditure resulting from a lack of movement in daily life. The research found that increasing NEAT in daily life can result in overall improvements in health, reduced obesity risk factors and weight loss.
“Even though people recognize the effects of being overweight, the obesity epidemic continues to grow. It is a challenging public health issue,” said Lee Hillman, CEO of Performance Health Systems, owner and manufacturer of Power Plate. “NEAT certification is important to us and our customers because it indicates we are contributing to improving people’s health.”
Power Plate is a vibrating platform that helps people prepare faster, perform better, and recover quicker. It stimulates natural reflexes, increases muscle activation, and improves circulation.