Some of the most common New Year’s Resolutions every year include being more active, losing weight, getting in shape, improving health, and forming good habits like going to the gym, taking up a new activity, eating better, and so on.
If your New Year’s Resolution is along these lines, there’s no better time than now to make changes in your life and in your daily habits to help you meet your goal. If you own any of our sit-stand desks, then it could be a matter of finding a way to better utilize your desk and remind yourself to take a break and change positions while you work. If you don’t already own a standing desk, we can help you find what you need and get one on its way to you in time for making healthy changes in 2017.
Mobile and Desktop Apps can help remind you to move and take advantage of your sit-stand desk all day long throughout the year. While some have a minimal fee, many are free. Here is a list of those we found that have no cost to the user, but when utilized, can provide valuable reminders to move, rest your eyes, and correct your posture throughout your workday.
You’ll need to do some research to make sure the applications listed here are right for you. HealthPostures does not endorse any one application, but rather this list was compiled to provide ideas and a possible starting point to finding something that works for you. If you have an application you use, please share it with us and others on our Facebook page.
Android Phones and Tablet Apps
Stretching & Eye Exercises Reminders to stretch and rest your eyes from the computer screen
Office Workout: Exercises Simple office workout ideas to give your body and eyes a rest from being at your desk
Randomly RemindMe Set any kind of reminder to stand up, form a new habit, drink water, etc.
Twenty: Stand up every 20 mins Reminders to stand up and move every twenty minutes
Postrainer-Posture Exercises Reminders to sit up straight and fix your posture.
iPhone and iPad Mobile Apps
Move-Daily Activity to Stay Healthy Get reminded every so often to stand up and do a little exercise
Stand Up! The Work Break Timer Customizable intervals to fit your work schedules that send you reminders to stand up
Desktop Applications for Windows
Eye Leo Take short eye breaks from your computer screen
Big Stretch Reminder Reminders to stretch and take a break
Awareness Small audible reminders of how long you’ve been sitting or in one position- Works on Mac as well
Desktop Applications for Mac
Time Out Reminders to take normal breaks and micro breaks
Awareness Small audible reminders of how long you’ve been sitting or in one position- Works on PC as well
You can create your own customized movement plan to incorporate one or more of these reminder applications. OSHA recommends that employees be aware of their posture and avoid static positions for long periods of time among other things outlined on the OSHA Fact Sheet for Laboratory Safety Ergonomics for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders
HealthPostures is a standing desk ergonomics developer with a complete line of ergonomic sit stand chairs, dual monitor stands and mounts, sit stand tables and sit stand and move equipment available. Shop now or contact us today with any questions you have. Together, we can make 2017 a year to better health and workplace safety.