Gruve in the News
May 6, 2014
Gruve Technologies Awarded NIH Grant to Create and Validate a Device to Measure Calories Burned Through NEAT Activity
Gruve Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of scientifically-proven health and weight loss products, announces it has been awarded a grant from the National Institute of Health (NIH) for the development of a highly accurate monitoring device to measure the number of calories burned through NEAT(TM) activity. The grant is in conjunction with May Clinic and Dr. James Levine.
March 28, 2014
Gruve Technologies, Inc. Announces New Leaf Wellness Centers Will Offer the Gruve Activity Monitor to Clients to Track NEAT Activity
Gruve Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of scientifically-proven health and weight loss products announces that New Leaf Wellness Centers will begin offering Gruve activity monitors to clients starting in March 2014. This supports Gruve Technologies core goal of educating people on the health benefits of accurately tracking their non-exercise activity, known as NEAT.
January 30, 2014
Gruve Technologies Announces Software Upgrade to Support Mac OS X Mavericks for the Gruve Activity Monitor
Gruve Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of scientifically-proven health and weight loss products, has upgraded the Gruve® activity monitor automatic software interface to Gruve Online (TM) to work with the latest release of the Mac OS 10.9 (OS X Mavericks).
September 18, 2013
Gruve Technologies Qualifies for the First NEAT Product Certification and Eligibility to Use Mayo Clinic NEAT Trademark
The Gruve®, offered by Gruve Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of scientifically-proven health and weight loss products, announces it qualifies for the first NEAT product certification and eligibility to use the NEAT Trademark from Mayo Clinic.
June 29, 2013
Gruve Technologies Announces the Availability of Gruve's MyFitnessPal.com Integration User's Guide as of July 15, 2013
The Gruve®, offered by Gruve Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of scientifically-proven health and weight loss products, announces the availability of Gruve’s MyFitnessPal.com Integration User Guide as of July 15, 2013. The new MyFitnessPal user guide will available on the gruvetechnologies.com website. Gruve users can read or download the user guide file (PDF format) that can be printed for their personal use.
April 29, 2013
Gruve Technologies Announces the Availability of Gruve Data on MyFitnessPal.com as of May 15, 2013
Gruve Technologies, Inc., makers of The Gruve®, announce the availability of Gruve data on MyFitnessPal.com starting May 15, 2013. This new connectivity will allow users to share their Gruve data on the MyFitnessPal website.
March 28, 2013
Gruve Technologies Announces the Gruve Web Interface Will Sync with MyFitnessPal.com Data Starting in April 2013
The Gruve® from Gruve Technologies, Inc. will now show daily food calorie data from MyFitnessPal.com. This new feature will help users get a complete understanding of daily calorie expenditure and consumption to better manage long-term weight loss.
February 28, 2013
Leading Medical Reasearch Institution Chooses The Gruve® for Study Investigating the Risks of Sedentary Behavior
The Gruve®, a total body motion monitor from Gruve Technologies, Inc., proves useful total body motion monitor from Gruve Technologies, Inc. proves useful for medical research by the University of Nottingham an ongoing series of Sedentary Time and Diabetes (STAND) studies investigating behavior as a risk factor for adult diabetes. The Gruve is also currently being used in studies at world-class research institutions including Mayo Clinic, Kansas University Medical Center, the University of Minnesota and Loughborough University.
February 26, 2013
Gruve Technologies Announces Independent Weight Loss Case Study Featured in MORE Magazine
The Gruve®, a core solution from Gruve Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of scientifically-proven health and weight loss products, is helping people achieve sustainable weight loss as reported in an independent case study featured in the February 2013 issue of MORE Magazine.
4 Ways to Make Over Your Metabolism - More Magazine
Tretter’s behavior changes raised her level of what Mayo Clinic researcher James Levine has dubbed NEAT, or non-exercise activity thermogenesis. Basically, NEAT is all the movement you engage in that isn’t actually -exercise—so while Tretter’s morning run counts as a workout, all her other changes fall into the NEAT category. In this way, Levine says, the average person can boost her daily energy expenditure by 350 calories. “Just getting off your bottom and standing up requires so much muscular activity that your metabolism spikes immediately,” says Levine. Tretter’s new strategy was inspired by a compact-size gadget called the Gruve Personal Activity Monitor (gruve.com), which was specifically created to keep track of NEAT. The device counts the calories you burn throughout the day, and as the number rises, the Gruve changes color from red to orange to yellow to blue to—yay!—green.
January 29, 2013
Gruve Technologies, Inc. Forms a Joint Venture with Tracker Security - Adds Tracking Products for Seniors, Sports Enthusiasts and Employees
Gruve Technologies, Inc. a leading provider of scientifically-proven health and weight loss products announces the addition of three new products designed to serve target market segments. The products are being added through a joint venture with Tracker Security, a privately-held Finnish company that specializes in geolocation and real time tracking of activity for the safety and security of people, adventure sports enthusiasts, and businesses.
November 28, 2012
Gruve Technologies Announces Winners of National Photo Contest
Gruve Technologies, Inc. announces the six winners of the “Gruve to Green” national photo contest. The contest created awareness about the Gruve ® activity monitor and how increasing everyday movement can help people achieve better health. This type of movement is the foundation for non exercise activity thermogenesis (NEAT), pioneered by Mayo Clinic researcher James A. Levine, MD, PhD.
September 28, 2012
Gruve Technologies, Inc. Announces that The Doctors TV Show Explains How to Incorporate NEAT in Your Daily Routine
Recently, Dr. Travis Stork, an Emmy®-nominated co-host of the talk show, The Doctors, and a practicing board-certified emergency medicine physician, explained the health benefits of incorporating non-exercise activity thermogenesis, known as NEAT™, into everyday life. NEAT is a scientific concept developed from medical research conducted by Mayo Clinic and Dr. James Levine, M.D., Ph.D., under a grant from the National Institute of Health (NIH). It has gained widespread acceptance in the medical and scientific community as the key to long term success in sustainable weight loss.
September 26, 2012
Gruve Technologies, Inc. Partners with SeedingEdge and HealthIn12 to Offer Comprehensive Health Management Solution to Dietitians at FNCE
Gruve Technologies, Inc. along with its wellness partners, SeedingEdge and HealthIn12, will attend the Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE) to promote a premier health management solution to Registered Dietitians. The conference takes place at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on October 6 to 9, 2012. The FNCE is the annual event held by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the world’s largest organization of food nutrition professionals. Over 350 exhibiting companies will share their best practices with 8,000 Registered Dietitians, nutrition science researchers, policy makers, health care providers, and industry leaders.
August 28, 2012
Gruve Technologies Announces the "Gruve to Green" Photo Contest will Continue Until October
Gruve Technologies, Inc. announces that their successful “Gruve to Green” national photo contest will continue through October, 2012. Over the last three months, winners were selected and awarded a free Gruve activity monitor that included a 12-month online membership. The contest aims to create awareness about the Gruve Solution(TM) which provides a sustainable path to long-term weight loss for people regardless of their current fitness levels. The Gruve Solution was inspired by Mayo Clinic researcher James A. Levine, MD, PhD, and his work on non-exercise-activity thermogenesis, known as N.E.A.T.
August 10, 2012
Get Your Gruve On! A Nifty No-Gym Needed Way to Burn Calories - California Meetings & Events
Practicing restraint is impossible. Not when every hundred feet you’re tempted by delicacies from chefs like Wolfgang Puck, Giada de Laurentiis, Joachim Splichal, Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger.
At times like this I rely on a little tear-shaped device that I clip to my waistband to make sure I’m getting in some extra calorie burning. Called Gruve, the monitor measures your body’s movements throughout the day, whether you’re taking spin class or going about your business shopping, picking up after the dog, standing at the sink washing out your coffee mug, even fidgeting at your desk while you write up a proposal. Gruve was inspired by Mayo Clinic researcher James A. Levine, MD, PhD, and his work on non-exercise-activity thermogenesis, or NEAT for short. The theory behind NEAT is that increasing everyday movements like standing, bending and walking can help us outsmart our sedentary ways, improving health and even leading to weight loss. As you accumulate calories throughout the day, the Gruve changes color from red to orange to yellow to blue to green. Sit too long at your desk, and the device vibrates, encouraging you to get your Gruve on, even if all you can manage is pacing while you’re on the phone.
July 27, 2012
Gruve Featured at JustStand Wellness Summit
The Gruve, a total body motion activity monitor that incorporates the proven N.E.A.T. medical standard for weight loss, was recently featured in a key University of Minnesota study that was presented at the JustStand Wellness Summit in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
July 24, 2012
Gruve Technologies, Inc. Affiliate Program Now Includes Health Insurance and Wellness Companies
Gruve Technologies, Inc. a leading provider of scientifically-proven health and weight loss products, expands the Gruve Affiliate Program to include health Insurance companies and health and wellness companies to reach and educate more people on non-exercise activity thermogenesis (N.E.A.T.), the foundation to long term weight loss that is only available in the Gruve.
June 29, 2012
Gruve Technologies, Inc. introduces the Gruve Affiliate Program
Gruve Technologies, Inc. a leading provider of scientifically proven health and weight loss products, introduces the Gruve Affiliate Program to reach and educate more people on N.E.A.T. (non-exercise activity thermogenesis), the foundation of long-term weight loss.
June 26, 2012
Best Practices for a Successful Corporate Wellness Program
The medical community has come forward to speak out about the dangers of a sedentary lifestyle. Dr. James Levine, an obsesity specialist and weight loss expert from May Clinic has indicated that the there are extreme dangers in spending too much time sitting. His position has been that sitting for nine hours a day at the office is bad for your health whether you go home and watch television afterward or hit the gym. It is bad whether you are morbidly obese or marathon-runner thin. "Excessive sitting," Dr. Levine says, "is a lethal activity."
May 31, 2012
KABC-TV Shows Simple Way to Burn More Calories for Weigh Loss Through Everyday Activities
The Gruve, a core solution from Gruve Technologies, Inc. a leading provider of scientifically proven health and weight loss products, was featured by KABC-TV (Channel 7, Los Angeles). The Eyewitness News segment showed how people can burn more calories doing daily (non-exercise) activities around the house such as cleaning and gardening than some sports or exercise activities.
May 29, 2012
Is sitting the new smoking? (Audio Program) - Minnesota Public Radio
James Levine, MD, PhD from the Mayo Clinic and Alan Hedge, PhD from Cornell University discuss the many benefits of moving more each day. Taking opportunities to walk at work throughout the day can add up to 2.25 hours to 2.5 hours of extra walking at work! Studies show that normal people's average walking speeds is actually 1.1 miles per hour which is the median walking velocity of a free living human being. Those are the kinds speeds for activity that is effective for doing work. Dr. Levine said that there is somewhat shocking data that suggests that if you're a good regular gym-goer, three times a week, that may not be as good for your health as interspersing little activity throughout the day, and standing is part of that. Dr. Levine's extensive research on nutrition, activity and behavior related to weight management and obesity prevention over a 10-year period, led him to discovered that basic daily activity – or N.E.A.T. (non-exercise activity thermogenesis) – is the single most important factor of obtaining and maintaining a healthy body weight. His landmark research on N.E.A.T. has been incorporated in the development of the Gruve.
May 18, 2012
Easy Ways to Burn Fat Faster (Video - The Gruve) - The Dr. Oz Show
Doctor Oz recommends the Gruve as a good way to help burn fat! The Gruve is a device that measures the amount of activity you’re getting by registering your day-to-day activities. A lot of the non-exercise activities like folding clothes, doing laundry, knitting, etc. turn out to be critically important. Frankly anything you do other than sitting down ends up being a huge generator of burnt calories. To demonstrate this, Dr Oz had Kim place the Gruve onto her shirt. She made a bed and when done, plugged the Gruve into the computer to see how many calories have were burned. Surprisingly, Kim burned 12 calories just by making the bed. A few things like that over the course of the day burn off those extra 100 calories. That's the difference between putting on weight or losing weight - it's a very small, little nudge to increase your activity that makes a difference!
May 14, 2012
Gruve Personal Activity Monitor Review
Increasing Your Movement Throughout the Day - About.com
The Gruve alerts you by vibrating when you have been inactive too long, and the indicator light changes from red to yellow, blue and green as your near your daily movement and calorie burning goal. You can view your data online. This is a system that can help combat the health risks of sitting too much as well as increase the calories burned throughout the day.
May 7, 2012
Burn calories by cleaning your home, garden (Video) - KABC-TV Los Angeles, CA
Lusita checked her calorie burn using a device called Gruve, which measures your energy output on even your non-exercise activity. Studies show it helps keep us on our program. It might also reveal that you're burning more calories doing everyday activities, beyond that brief time at the gym. "It's just interesting to see how many calories I can burn just by walking a little bit further or carrying my groceries - just your regular daily activity," said Lusita.
April 27, 2012
Gadget: The “Gruve to Green” Giveaway Contest Launches May 1, 2012
Gruve Technologies, Inc. announces the launch of “Gruve to Green” its first national photo contest starting May 1, 2012. The contest aims to celebrate how easy it is for people to incorporate the Gruve SolutionTM into their daily lives as they journey to better health. Gruve Technologies is awarding each month a free Gruve activity monitor that includes a 12-month online membership, for the best photo submitted, until the contest ends.
April 27, 2012
The Gruve® Grabs Attention of Major Newspapers as the Gadget to Watch
The Gruve®, a core solution from Gruve Technologies, Inc. a leading provider of scientifically proven health and weight loss products, continues to be featured in online and print articles by major news outlets including the Los Angeles Times, as public awareness expands on the scientifically proven weight loss and health benefits of N.E.A.T. activity.
April 14, 2012
Gadget: Gruve helps mine every little calorie burn - Los Angeles Times
When it comes to weight control, exercise doesn't matter. Non-exercise is what counts. That may sound like heresy, but, in fact, it's a theory based on years of highly respected research - and the science behind a little high-tech gizmo called the Gruve Solution.
March 28, 2012
Gruve Technologies, Inc. Announces Launch of Bold New Corporate Website
Gruve Technologies, Inc. a leading provider of scientifically validated health and weight loss products announced the launch of a new user-friendly corporate website at gruvetechnologies.com. The newly designed site embodies Gruve Technologies vision and commitment to health education, weight loss resources, and support for their current and future customers. The site welcomes visitors with bold new colors, a clean uncluttered design, and moving images centered on a journey to better health—at home, at work, and at play.
February 27, 2012
The Popular Gruve® Gets Interface Software Upgrade for Mac and PC Operating Systems
The Gruve®, a core solution from Gruve Technologies, Inc. a leading provider of scientifically validated health and weight loss products has upgraded the Gruve’s automatic software interface to Gruve OnlineTM to work with the latest release of the Mac OS 10.7 (OS X Lion) and refined its interface for Windows 7 based computers. The proprietary Gruve Online software creates a highly personalized plan (The N.E.A.T. Plan) based on the user’s exact health data with automatic adaptive goal setting as progress is made towards weight loss success - the plan is automatically tailored over time to a user's increased N.E.A.T. activity and health progress.
January 30, 2012
Three Leading Medical Organizations Choose The Gruve® for Use in Research Studies Investigating the Benefits of Weight Management
The Gruve®, a core solution from Gruve Technologies, Inc. a leading provider of scientifically validated health and weight loss products, proves useful in ongoing medical research studies investigating community based heath programs, reducing lipids in patients, managing weight gain during pregnancy, and increasing activity in group settings. It is currently being used in studies at world class research institutions including Mayo Clinic, Kansas University Medical Center, the University of Minnesota and Loughborough University.
January 24, 2012
Minnesota researches study standing vs. sitting at a desk - MPR News
St. Paul, Minn. — Minnesota researchers set up special work stations at a Minneapolis business Tuesday to assess the health benefits of standing rather than sitting at a desk.
December 21, 2011
Gruve Technologies Releases The Gruve Corporate Wellness Program™ to Help Companies Lower Healthcare Costs and Increase Productivity
Gruve Technologies, Inc. a leading provider of scientifically proven health and weight loss products, recently released The Gruve Corporate Wellness Program™ to help companies lower healthcare costs, increase productivity and decrease absenteeism from employee health issues. The Gruve program combines a personalized N.E.A.T based plan with an activity monitor, interactive website, online coaching, and other valuable health resources.
4 High-Tech Tools to Track Calorie Burn - Prevention Magazine
Everyday fidgeting and pacing can burn an extra 350 calories daily, according to Mayo Clinic researchers, but it tends to be something you either do naturally, or you don't--until now. A new crop of fitness gadgets track more movements than traditional pedometers for extra accountability--and some even gently prod you when you’ve been still too long. Research shows that the more active you are throughout the day (what scientists call non-exercise activity thermogenesis, or NEAT), the slimmer you'll be.
4 Gadgets that Can Improve Your Health - Oprah Magazine
Ask yourself, "What do I most want to improve?" Then seek a tool to help you do it.
November 17, 2011
The Gruve® Gains Popularity in the Retail Market With Consumers Looking for a Sustainable Weight Loss Solution
The Gruve®, a core solution from Gruve Technologies, Inc. a leading provider of scientifically proven health and weight loss products, is quickly gaining popularity in the retail market with consumers looking for an effective way to lose weight and keep it off. It is currently being featured in the December 2011 issues of Oprah and Prevention magazines.
Dr. Oz's Top Weight Loss Products, Pt. 1 (Video - The Gruve) - The Dr. Oz Show
Dr Oz showed a great alternative to a pedometer called The Gruve, which measures how many calories you burn as you walk around. If you are sedentary for too long, then it turns a red color and vibrates to tell you to get up and move around. The Gruve even has an online component so you can see how much activity you have throughout the day.
October 25, 2011
Gruve Technologies, Inc. Signs Technology License Agreement With Mayo Clinic
Gruve Technologies, Inc. a leading provider of scientifically proven health and weight loss products announced that it has signed a technology license agreement with Mayo Clinic in exchange for sales-based royalties. The agreement allows Gruve Technologies use of patented technology developed from Mayo Clinic research, patient care and education.
September 28, 2011
Gruve Technologies, Inc. Signs Distribution Agreement with E-Care USA, a division of AmbiCom Holdings, Inc.
Gruve Technologies, Inc. a leading provider of scientifically proven health and weight loss products announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with E-Care USA, a division of AmbiCom Holdings, Inc., based in Milpitas, California. The agreement allows E-Care USA to market and distribute Gruve Technologies products though E-Care USA’s retail, medical, specialty catalog and e-commerce channels.
August 19, 2011
Muve stumbled, Gruve hits stride - Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal
Gruve’s technology is based on the idea that daily activities, such as walking the dog or even just fidgeting, can lead to weight loss. The device encourages users to ramp up such activities and vibrates quietly to notify people that they should get up and move around. Gruve’s concept is backed by research conducted by Dr. James Levine, a Mayo Clinic physician.
5 Health Trackers That Really Work - More Magazine
Inspired by the work of May Clinic researcher James Levine, MD, PhD, a leader in the study of non-exercise-activity thermogenesis - the calories we burn daily through everyday movements, such as fidgeting - the Gruve takes a minimalist approach to self-monitoring: It aims simply to get you off your butt.
What is the difference between the Gruve and the Bugg - Anytime Health
I was responsible for researching the Gruve, and other devices like it, on behalf of Anytime Fitness. From strictly a scientific perspective, the Gruve is impressive. To my knowledge, it is the only device that has been validated in clinical trials against the "gold standard" in caloric expenditure. I've also talked to numerous engineers and developers about several different devices, and the pros and cons of each.
Gruve Thing - Rochester Magazine
I’ll try anything, ANYTHING, to avoid another sedentary winter spent in hibernation mode, where the longest walk I typically take is from the refrigerator to the couch. So the idea of wearing the Gruve device—which records every calorie I burn—appeals to me. I have high hopes that just clipping the device to the waist of my pants every morning will serve as a guilt-inducer. The Gruve will keep me off the couch! The Gruve will get me on the treadmill! The Gruve will prevent me from packing on an extra layer of wintertime fat!
Getting their Gruves On - Rochester Magazine
Wearing a device that calculated every calorie they burned during a six week-plus stretch, three Rochesterites tested the Gruve-y theory that diet and workouts aren't as important to weight control as taking the stairs, cleaning the house, and just plain standing up.