Exertime has made me feel more aware/alert about getting up out of my chair while at work. Believe it or not, this has had a positive influence on my work productivity.
Now I can get out of my seat much more regularly, and I do not feel guilty about being away from my desk, because I know my boss values a healthy work environment.
The calorie goal is a great motivator; I aim to complete half in the morning and half in the afternoon. Since beginning the program I have noticed several benefits including an increase in my energy levels and zip, I am eating less biscuits, and the day goes quicker. Exertime is now part of my day and it would feel strange not having it on my computer.
In the beginning I found the exercises difficult, but after three weeks I feel much more comfortable. I love the flexibility and adaptability of the program. I now feel much better about myself, my self-esteem has improved since we began the program.
I find that Exertime assists with my stress levels. I am a little obsessive compulsive when it comes to completing tasks. This can be a bad thing, as I will not move until the task is complete. With Exertime I have to move and now find that I am less tense than usual because I am moving around instead of just sitting for hours at a time.
Exertime has been instrumental in helping me to give up smoking. Now when I am at work I take Exertime breaks, which are good for me; instead of smoke breaks that are slowly killing me.
ABC Catalyst reports that Sitting is Deadly (video)
The Washington Post (USA) demonstrates exercises that can be performed at work to combat sitting disease (videos)
The BBC reports that standing burns more calories than sitting (news report)
Forbes magazine writes why sitting at work can be considered deadly (magazine article)
USA National Public Radio shows a crash course in beating the cubicle trap (video)
NBC News shows why sitting too much is hazardous to your health (video)
JustStand.Org challenges businesses to create a healthy work environment for desk-based employees (webpage)
The Queensland Times reports that sitting for too long can cause health problems (news report)
Australia's Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute study finds sitting risks heart disease (news report)
The Precision Nutrition blog makes you think about sitting and the alternatives you have at work (weblog)
About.com posts ten suggestions to stop sitting still (weblog)
The Washington Post (USA) interviewed leading inactivity physiology researcher, Mark Hamilton from the Pennington Biomedical Research Centre (news interview)
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