Individuals stuck working at their desks for long hours continuously without mini exercise breaks are at risk of:
- neck and back pain
- heart disease and diabetes
Moderate to high intensity exercise sessions are not enough within themselves to completely reduce your risk of heart disease and diabetes when sitting for more than 7 hours a day. What is required is improving your low level activity by using mini breaks (1-4; 6).
Furthermore, sitting correctly (ergonomically) at your computer workstation can reduce your back and neck pain (5).
Bodyhealth Software™ helps you to:
- Sit correctly (ergonomically) at your computer workstation
- Perform regular active micro breaks
(£10/ US$ 12/ AU$ 17/R199) per user licence.
Download the Bodyhealth Software™ Guide.
- Perform your ergonomic assessment guided by the software
2. Get your workstation risk level
3. Use your report to fix any workstation problems
4. Choose your exercise programme
5. Do your exercises
6. Monitor your exercise compliance and goals
“ I have been using CS Body Health Home and Office Ergonomic and Exercise Software for a few weeks, and find it has definitely helped to reduce the strain on my lower back. It is a good reminder that I have been sitting at my desk for too long, and that I need to move to ensure better productivity and focus. It is user friendly, and one can set the exercise reminders to suit your routine. A positive and cost effective investment in one’s health”. Roslyn Schmidt. Recruitment Consultant
“Overall, these exercises made a profound difference to my physical health and energy in specifically releasing stress in my neck and back and that it furthermore helped me enhance my mental energy and concentration levels”. Barry Vorster, Graphic Designer, Die Burger, Media24
Bodyhealth Software™ is supported by a clinical trial that shows that performing office ergonomics and performing neck exercises at intervals throughout the day are both effective in reducing the negative effects of neck pain on your life. Read More.
- Schinkel-Ivy, A., Nairn, B. C., & Drake, J. D. (2013). Investigation of trunk muscle co-contraction and its association with low back pain development during prolonged sitting. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 23, 778–786.
- Yu I.T.S., Wong T.W. 1996. “Musculoskeletal problems among VDU workers in a Hong Kong bank.” Occupational Medicine 46 (4): 275-280.
- Saunders, T. J., Chaput, J. -P., Goldfield, G. S., Colley, R. C., Kenny, G. P., Doucet, E., & Tremblay, M. S. (2013). Prolonged sitting and markers of cardiometabolic disease risk in children and youth: A randomized crossover study. Metabolism, 62, 1423-1428.
- Dunstan, D. W., Howard, B., Healy, G. N., & Owen, N. (2012). Review: Too much sitting – A health hazard. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, 97, 368-376.
- Robertson, M. M., Huang, Y. H., O’Neill, M. J., & Schleifer, L. M. (2008). Flexible workspace design and ergonomics training: Impacts on the psychosocial work environment, musculoskeletal health, and work effectiveness among knowledge workers. Applied Ergonomics, 39(4), 482-494.
- Bailey, D. P., & Locke, C. D. (2015). Breaking up prolonged sitting with light-intensity walking improves postprandial glycemia, but breaking up sitting with standing does not/. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 18, 294–298.