You are reading this post while perched in a chair, right? You must have been there for a while, just like most computer users including me.
As a software developer I spend eight to ten hours a day sitting in front of my display. Plus, very often I spend evenings on the coach while playing games on PS4 or watching TV series.
When I was younger I didn’t pay much attention to this fact. But now I’m 33 years old and I do really feel that sitting is harmful. Plus, I’m seeing a muscular dystrophy in my hamstrings.
Studies show that if you stay physically inactive for long periods, you risk developing cancer, diabetes, obesity, and heart disease.
Going to gym two-three times a week is just not enough to cover the lack of activity. You have to be physically active during the day.
This why I decided to create a macOS application forcing me to take a short break and become more physically active.
Working from home I’m able to do pull-ups, leg raises and crunches in addition to squats and climbing stairs.
But, I believe that the majority of office workers will be able to find a place for squats, or they can just climb stairs. Anyways, a single available exercise is better than no activity at all.
Your feedback and feature requests will be highly appreciated. Thanks for reading and let’s get healthier!