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Designed and manufactured in Finland, Gymba Activation Board is now available in Australia. This revolutionary, patented activation board is made of a unique, ecological composite material. It consists of 45% cellulose and 55 % polypropylene (PP). Polypropylene is odorless and kind to the skin with no harmful physiological effects.
1. Burning calories.
By standing on Gymba and moving feet back and forth in a walking action whilst working at desk or workstation, we burn a significant amount of calories as compared to sitting or standing immobile.
2. Increased blood flow.
With our feet moving, we increase the blood circulation from the lower extremities, decreasing the risk of varicose veins, oedema and thrombosis.
3. Improved concentration.
The increased blood flow also positively effects our brain function and concentration at work.
4. Musculoskeletal issues.
In many cases aches, pains and soreness in back, knees, shoulders and arms is significantly reduced, as reported by many users so far in Europe, when Gymba has been utilized to increase movement during the working day.
5. Better fitness.
Even if we exercise regularly, introducing more movement during our working day will improve our overall fitness, including muscular strength.
6. Other health benefits.
According to research in various institutions, increasing our movement and exercise will decrease the risk of type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, fatty liver, cardiovascular diseases, selected cancers and premature death. In many cases our sleep quality is also improved.
Gymba has many other uses, including, for example, in office meetings, at standing counters in storerooms, factories and cafes (or wherever prolonged standing is required) and at home when watching television.
Are there any other benefits?
Standing on a hard floor may easily cause pain in feet and lower extremities preventing us from standing. Gymba provides a platform that is easier, smoother and more comfortable to stand on, making standing a more tempting option.
Stretching your back:
Turn Gymba upside down and lie on it on your back. Take a few deep breaths and relax. While stretching, keep your shoulders back, your arms folded in front of you and avoid tilting your pelvis forward.
Stretching your calves:
Turn Gymba upside down and rise up on your toes 20 times. Move one foot further back, shift your weight to that foot, and rise up to your toes again. Repeat 20 times before changing feet.
Strengthening your ankles:
Place Gymba on the floor and place your feet on the supports.
Roll the board from side to side and let the flexible properties of the board to do the work. Keep moving for 1-3 minutes at a time.
Studies suggest that office workers’ muscles are inactive about 80 percent of the time spent at work and 60 percent of their free time. Gymba is designed to activate more of the working time.