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Software to help you live longer

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I read an article today that says "it is entirely possible to meet current physical activity guidelines while still being incredibly sedentary." It goes on to say that people like me who sit in front of computers all day are doomed to an early death (ok, I'm exaggerating a little here). But the real takeaway for me was the idea that running 10 miles on Sunday or 30 miles per week may not make up for the fact that I sit in an office chair all day, 5 days a week.

I have found that there are some software tools which might help combat the sedentary work environment. Originally developed to reduce Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI), Workrave software can be used to remind us to get off our butts. Stand up every so often, walk to the water cooler, do some light stretching, walk the stairs, do jumping jacks, push-ups, or whatever your office environment permits.

A standing treadmill workstation may not be an option for all of us, but integrating some non-sitting activity during the workday is probably possible for many people. Workrave or other similar software (there are many alternatives) can help with this.

Workrave is currently available for Windows and Linux. It's even in the Ubuntu Linux repositories.
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  • Software to help you live longer
  • Authored by: eMarv on Monday, March 21 2011 @ 02:10 PM UTC

NIce! Just installed it!

BTW, I tried to change my password when after logging in and got the following at this url:

http://thatlinuxbox.com/blog/usersettings.php

BTW, I'm a developer myself.

Edited on Monday, April 25 2011 @ 02:26 PM UTC by danstoner

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