It’s bad for your health to sit all the time, as it increases the risk for heart disease and heart attacks, strokes and more. Naturally, standing desks have grown more popular in recent years allowing people to work at a desk yet remain relatively upright. This configuration is referred to as “active standing” for a number of reasons. For starters, it’s great for your back and neck and stretches out your body. It also burns calories, not enough to lose a ton of weight mind you but plenty to keep you healthy — much healthier than constant sitting anyway.
But when you’re standing at a, well, standing desk most of the attention is placed on the desk itself. What I mean by that is, the desk is usually automated to rise or employs some fancy design so that it’s convenient to use while you’re standing, but nothing is changed about your feet placement. You’re either standing on the plain old floor, or maybe if you’re lucky a nice rug. The BLACKROLL Smart Move Board is the answer to that, providing a comfortable place to rest your feet while also encouraging good posture. In addition, it keeps you moving rather than just standing still, sometimes without even thinking about it.
What is the BLACKROLL Smart Move Board?
The BLACKROLL Smart Move Board offers several ways to stimulate your feet and body.
Unsurprisingly, the BLACKROLL smart move board is designed to compliment a standing desk. You place it at your feet and use it to stimulate your soles, body and more. It includes a massage ball and unique massage tube on the front, both of which can be detached. The board itself is designed to eliminate aches and pains, something you’d normally feel from standing for long periods. The board can also be moved in certain ways to “engage your core,” similar to cardio-based and Yoga exercise tools.
As you can see, the board can be used to engage your core and improve balance.
The demo board you see in the pictures is white, but you can order multiple colors including black and red. The “tools” are also available in different colors as well providing a nice accent.
An app will be released alongside the board that teaches you how to use it in various ways. Similar to an exercise or workout app it will provide a variety of movements you can carry out to stimulate your body and strengthen your muscles.
Where Can I Get One?
The board includes a couple of removable tools to help massage your feet like a ball and tube.
The Healthstyle Company and Dr. Stephen Bui, DPM, have launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for the project, which has already been successful. Backers have pledged more than $81,000 well more than the $10K goal that was set. If you pre-order now through Kickstarter you’ll receive your BLACKROLL board sometime in July 2019. Everyone else should be able to buy a board shortly after.