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How to burn calories at your desk

A genius device called HOVR is currently raking in funding over on Indiegogo with the bold claim that it can help us burn off calories while we sit on our backsides all day. Moov Chair charges your gadgets while you fidget

A rotating, rocking,  swivelling footrest that you can use at your desk or on the sofa, HOVR is designed to encourage unconscious movement that it claims is the closest activity to walking while you’re sitting down. It is, in HOVR’s own words, “walking reinvented”.

So effective is this newfangled sitting-walking malarkey that HOVR claims it will help you burn 17% more calories than if you’re merely sitting still. As well as shedding the cals, HOVR will also produce pleasing side effects like improved circulation, better cognitive productivity and mental alertness, and also just the fact that you get to fidget as much as you like, which is always fun.

Like any smart thing these days, HOVR connects to an app on your phone to help you track your activity. Here, you can set goals, track just how many calories you’ve burned, and also see how far you’ve “travelled” while sitting still.

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