Standing or sitting is one of the most dangerous things you do each day

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Date(s) - 06/13/17
1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

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1871


Standing or sitting is one of the most dangerous things you do each day

Tue, June 13, 2017 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM

Standing or sitting is one of the most dangerous things you do each day and you probably don’t even know it. The good news, according to Dr. Levine of Mayo Clinic, is that by incorporating new, non-distractive habits, your life expectancy can go up.

1871 Leadership has taken advantage of NeoCon™ (Office Furniture World Expo – Monday June 12-14) to invite one of the world’s leading authorities to come “upstairs” to share with us the major paradigm shift occurring in workplace health thinking by health scientists.

As a serial inventor and author find out why companies like Apple and Samsung feel the trillion dollar health tech market presents venture is the last venture frontier. Hear the founder of Mayo Clinic’s science of NEAT™ discuss how $25 million of research have changed the way we look at workplace ergonomic and come, test-drive real inventions that NEAT has inspired, including one that has received over 60,000 Facebook views. As a serial inventor and author find out why companies like Apple and Samsung feel the trillion dollar health tech market presents venture is the last venture frontier.

After Dr. Levine’s presentation we invite you to stay for refreshments and to “test drive” a collection of the newest “NEAT” inspired “active furniture”. Dr. Levine’s presentation is FREE and open to​ attendees of NeoCon. It is hosted by 1871 the Midwest’s largest Tech Incubator and home to Chicago’s brightest digital designers, engineers and entrepreneurs who are shaping new technologies including health sciences.

When: Tuesday, June 13 – 1:15 – 2:15. Doors open at 1 pm.

Where: 1871 Auditorium

Who: Mayo Clinic’s Dr. James Levine, M.D. PhD. holder of the Richard Emslander Chairs in Nutrition and in Metabolism, and Mayo Clinic Professor of Physiology and Bioengineering. Levine is an international expert on obesity. In the United States, he was an invitee to the President’s Panel and the State Department. Internationally, he has consulted with governments around the world. His research has focused on approaches to help people become more active, decrease cardiovascular risk and become healthier.

Inventor and Author

Dr. Levine has developed multiple body-worn devices that measure physical activity and caloric intake, and the treadmill desk in collaboration with Steelcase Corporation. The author of the non-fiction work “Move A Little Lose A Lot,” he has published more than 150 articles on building effective solutions to obesity for adults and children His research has focused on approaches to help people become more active, decrease cardiovascular risk and become healthier.
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