Free iOS App Today: Ergonomics
Ergonomics is a complete mobile workplace health solution that offers equipment setup advice, a variety of workplace specific stretching exercises, and programmable reminders to help you time your breaks.
Awards: Winner of the People's Choice Award for the Department of Labor App Challenge! Reached #7 in the Productivity section of the App Store!
Several recent studies have shown that sitting for extended periods of time is detrimental to your health and wellness and can shorten life expectancy. Researchers, wellness experts, and journalists are all coming to the same conclusion: it is extremely beneficial to take short stretch breaks during your work day.
Meanwhile, people are just not moving as much as they used to, especially in the workplace. Instant messaging has replaced walking over to a colleague’s cubicle for a chat. PDFs and online documents have all but replaced trips to the copying machine. Online food delivery sites make it unnecessary to even step out for a lunch break.
Large corporations frequently use desktop software to encourage employees to take workplace breaks because of the strong positive correlation between health and productivity – and now, Ergonomics brings all of the benefits of workplace wellness to you.
WE'RE BRINGING STRETCHING BACK…
It is a simple application with two goals: improving your workplace health and productivity by encouraging stretch breaks, and ensuring that all of your workplace equipment is set up ergonomically for the times that you are sitting.
THERE'S A STRETCH FOR THAT.
•All stretches feature original illustrations and instructions on how to properly position your body.
•You can choose between individual stretches or a group of stretches targeting a specific area.
•A countdown timer is included to help you properly time your stretches.
GAME OF (ADJUSTING) THRONES.
•Learn how to setup your desk, chair, monitor, mouse, and keyboard for enhanced productivity.
•Quick tips give you a summary of the setup at a glance.
•Detailed setup information supported by OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration).
GIMME A BREAK.
•Gentle reminders are "opt-in" and are designed to be non-obtrusive.
•Reminders are customizable to fit into your individual work schedule.
Incorporating this application into your daily routine will leave you feeling happier, healthier, and more energized.