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ExerClock Software Helps People in Sedentary Jobs to Improve Wellness and Prevent Sitting Disease


Hartland, WI (PRWEB) May 27, 2015

Fueled by the growing health epidemic linked to our society’s technology-driven, inactive employee workforce, Milwaukee-area Physical Therapist Cory Schneider has launched ExerClock, a new software application that reminds individuals and employees to exercise at work in the form of short micro-exercise videos performed throughout the day to break up prolonged periods of sitting. ExerClock helps employees boost metabolism, burn calories, and ward off metabolic disorders such as diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular disease that are common among sedentary employees.

“It’s troubling to me that approximately 70 percent of Americans spend at least 6-8 hours a day sitting, mostly at work. It is costing U.S. businesses more than $ 90 billion each year to treat diseases and conditions that stem from a lack of physical activity, which are commonly referred to as ‘sitting disease’,” said Schneider.

Individual ExerClock memberships are great for work-from-home employees, individuals with health risks, or even dedicated athletes and fitness buffs who desire to protect their health and wellness. While corporate memberships are available, individuals can sign up for ExerClock without having to go through an employer, leveraging this new technology as yet another way to keep themselves fit and moving throughout the day.

“I developed ExerClock to empower people to be more active, to take control of their health, and to increase their productivity throughout the work day. It’s time to put a stop to the ‘metabolic shutdown’ that occurs when our bodies don’t move. ExerClock is a terrific tool that gives us all that needed reminder, as well as the exercises to perform throughout our busy days. We are stimulating physical activity that leads to healthier, more productive lifestyles that help curb spiraling health care costs,” said Schneider.

Prompted Mini-Workouts Improve Wellbeing

ExerClock features a customizable computer reminder coupled with micro-exercises (brief exercise sessions, 1.5-3.5 minutes in duration) that are performed routinely throughout the day to stimulate metabolism and reduce the negative effects that prolonged sitting has on our bodies.

A 2009 study published by the American College of Sports Medicine reported that those who were most sedentary had a 50 percent increased risk of an early death, regardless of their fitness level.

“This means that even those who exercise regularly outside of work will benefit from breaking up prolonged periods of sitting with ExerClock’s reminders and micro-exercises during their work day,” said Schneider.

Individuals can schedule the timing of their exercise reminders, choose the video length (one to three minutes), the type of micro-exercise (yoga, lower back and neck, legs, core, carpal tunnel and more) and intensity (beginner, intermediate or advanced). They can also track their goals and progress in a customizable, personalized dashboard.

Additional Features Available

For wellness enthusiasts, ExerClock also can also be used in conjunction with fitness bands, such as fitbit®, to track nutrition and physical activity. For an additional fee, users can also consult with registered dietitians and fitness experts for custom dietary and fitness plans. Subscribers can also find recommended active office furniture like stand-up desks, as well as exercise equipment and nutritional supplements for sale through the website. To learn more about individual or corporate memberships, visit ExerClock.com.

About ExerClock

ExerClock is an active, engaging wellness tool designed to alleviate the health and productivity issues related to sedentary jobs and lifestyles. Developed by a physical therapist, ExerClock is a web-based computer program, coupling a customized reminder with individualized micro-exercise videos that are performed throughout the work day. This individual and corporate wellness program addresses the specific needs of each individual participant. ExerClock is focused on reducing the health risks associated with sedentary work lifestyles, by promoting physical activity that increases the body’s metabolism and strength, drastically raises mental awareness and productivity, and assists in driving down health care costs. Follow ExerClock on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.







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Agein Corporation Responds to Findings: Prolonged Sitting Leads to Death and Disease


Boston, MA (PRWEB) January 30, 2015

Agein.com, the Internet’s premier anti-aging web site focusing on anti-aging tips, news, and advice from some of the foremost experts in the industry, is weighing in on a recent study that found that prolonged periods of sitting can lead to death and disease. Agein.com also announces the top strategies to help reduce the amount of time spent sitting.

“It isn’t uncommon for people to spend the better part of their day sitting. Many go from the car to the office to back in the car to the dinner table, then spend the rest of the evening watching TV on the couch,” says Dr. Kevin J. McLaughlin, Agein.com’s anti-aging and health and wellness specialist. “In fact, it’s believed that an average person literally spends half their day sitting. Unfortunately, new data suggest a sedentary lifestyle could be killing us.”

Researchers in Toronto analyzed data pooled from 41 international studies and found that prolonged periods of sedentary behavior were associated with a 15% to 20% higher risk of death from heart disease, diabetes, and cancer and as much as a 90% increased risk of developing diabetes. (Source: Ubelacker, S., “Sitting for too long can kill you, even if you exercise: study,” CBC web site, January 19, 2015; http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/sitting-for-too-long-can-kill-you-even-if-you-exercise-study-1.2918678.)

Dr. McLaughlin explains that the data are adjusted for the effects of regular exercise. While regular exercise, a healthy diet, and a daily personal care regimen are important for maintaining a healthy lifestyle, engaging in 30 to 60 minutes of exercise does not mean individuals can relax for the rest of the day.

“Staying healthy is about balance. In order to really lower the risk of disease and premature death, people need to incorporate more anti-aging fitness into their schedule and reduce the amount of time they spend sitting down,” he adds. “In addition to exercising, people need to make a conscious effort to reduce the amount of time they sit in a 12-hour day by at least two to three hours.”

“There are a number of easy strategies everyone can incorporate into their day to help keep them moving. For instance, if someone works at a desk all day, they should make a point of taking a short two-minute walk once an hour, and if they work in an office building, they should skip the elevator and take the stairs. And when watching TV, people should use commercial breaks to walk around,” Dr. McLaughlin concludes. “It doesn’t take a lot to effort to make a big lifestyle change; everyone just needs to make a concerted effort to move around, eat healthy, and get a good night’s sleep.”

About Agein.com: The company’s goal is to inspire and coach readers to adapt an anti-aging lifestyle that suits their individual needs. Its anti-aging experts offer education on diet, fitness, and skin care and how all of these areas affect the way people look and feel. Agein.com also provides information on all of the latest advances in anti-aging research, the hottest anti-aging trends in Hollywood, and beauty tips. Agein.com will equip readers with all of the tools needed to make the right anti-aging lifestyle choices. To learn more about Agein Corporation, visit the company’s web site at http://www.Agein.com.