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7 Comments

  1. Deb

    Yikes! I love adding little bits of exercise into my workday but the screen pop-up thing would drive me crazy!

    1. Chelsea Bush
      Chelsea Bush

      Me too! I’m torn. I think it would be better for our sanity if our work time was work time, and our exercise time was exercise time. No constant back and forth. But that single chunk of exercise time a day may not be enough to keep us fit.

  2. Phil

    We’ve tracked attitudes toward desk exercise for years. Attitudes have completely flipped. About three years ago 9 out of 10 people had a negative response to anything other than gentle stretches at the desk. Now it’s the opposite. Out of every hundred responses or so we get one negative.

    It’s also interesting to note that a recent study has found that those who sit for long periods without exercise bear the same heart attack risks as those who do not exercise Regardless of fitness level. In other words you cannot make up for a sedentary desk job by exercising before or after. Even if you are fit, your risk of heart attack is the same as the perpetually sedentary.

    1. Chelsea Bush
      Chelsea Bush

      Thanks for your findings, Phil. I’m surprised you’ve found that 99% of your test subjects are eager to work up a sweat in the cube! I’m still pretty weirded out by it. And I work alone.

      But clearly, we’re getting over the “weirdness” to save our health, and that can only be a good thing. Office fitness is going to explode in the next few years.

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