“Exercise is like fertilizer for the brain … it’s so good, it’s like Miracle Gro”. The Desksurfer can provide much needed calorie burning benefits to sedentary workspaces- and in schools. The proliferation of childhood obesity is well documented- and a simple and fun way to mitigate this issue is the Desksurfer! Weight plays a major role in how many calories you burn. Heavier people burn more calories because it takes more energy to move their bodies and supply their organs with blood and oxygen. Harvard Health Publications lists the calories burned in 30 minutes of skateboarding -- an activity that uses many of the same movements as the Desksurfer.  A person weighing 125 pounds can expect to burn about 150 calories -- and 300 in an hour -- while a person weighing 185 pounds can expect to burn about 222 -- 444 in an hour. Let’s do the math- most sources state that a pound of fat loss requires 3500 calories of energy expenditure. Using the 125 pound example above, and incorporating the Desksurfer a little over an hour a day we could expect to lose one pound every ten days- about ever eight days for the 185 pounder given all other lifestyle variable are equal. How about back, hip and knees? The Desksurfer engages the neuro-muscular-skeletal system from the feet through the legs, into the trunk/core and into the upper extremities and head. This improves balance and proprioception, enhances core strength with the added benefit of reversing hip and lower back instability, both causes of injury and pain. Studies have shown that the use of instability platforms significantly improves the speed of muscle reflexes, enhances the synergistic coordination of the body’s muscular system, and develops the precision of the complex neuromuscular interactions which determine balance and agility. The Desksurfer stimulates continuous low intensity muscle contraction throughout the body. These movements are unobtrusive to routine tasks and quickly learned. As the neuro-muscular system improves the Desksurfers stability can be easily adjusted to accommodate, providing a platform for continual progression and enhanced metabolic and balance improvement. © DeskSurfer 2016 Let’s get smarter! If you start exercising, your brain recognizes this as a moment of stress. As your heart pressure increases, the brain thinks you are either fighting the enemy or fleeing from it. To protect yourself and your brain from stress, you release a protein called BDNF (Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor). This BDNF has a protective and also reparative element to your memory neurons and acts as a reset switch. That’s why we often feel so at ease and things are clear after exercising and eventually happy. “Consistent exercise, and certain types of specific exercises, can both temporarily and permanently affect the way your brain is able to focus, its ability to deal with stress and anxiety, and its ability to learn … “Exercise is like fertilizer for the brain … it’s so good, it’s like Miracle Gro”. - Dr. John Ratey, Harvard Brain Researcher