So we all know how much I have been trying to get into shape. I love that we have video games like the Wii fit to help us that way. I have also been trying to find some new ways to incorporate exercise into my daily routine. Well how about some desk exercises and quick workouts. I have just been introduced to something new, Break pal. What is Break pal?
It's the simple answer to your fitness needs
So here's how it works:
Every 30 minutes (or whatever time interval you set it to go off at) BreakPal will pop up on your computer screen and remind you to exercise. How awesome is that to have those reminders! I know I get sucked into the computer, and then realize a couple hours have passed by.
But that's not all.
The program will then direct you to a video with an exercise of your choice. Exercises vary from simple stretches to whatever. Martial arts aerobics, yoga, Tai Chi, Chi kung and soon all kinds of crazy stuff like belly dancing and Salsa dance. New exercises are added on a continual basis to keep things interesting. No boring office stretches here (unless that's what you want).
But Then It Gets Better
The program is built around a social networking site. You know like facebook or myspace. Except everyone on this social site has one thing in common. Trying to stay in shape while carrying on a busy lifestyle and working a desk job. Everyone here wants the same thing. To get in better shape.
So How Does That Help?
Well, have you ever had a workout buddy? Maybe a walking partner. You were held accountable right? That's what the network does. You know someone else is going to know if you did your workout and they are going to call you on it.
I love accountability...it is this accountability that has gotten me as far as I am! Who doesnt need support and workout buddies! I am always thanking my support group...and would love for them to join me in this!
Every time you view a workout video you get a point (We're just going to assume you did more than just view it right). Your points add up in your profile. But points also expire. So you have to keep it up to keep your points up. Users get points for being a part of the community. Inspiring others. Things like that. All of your buddies can see your points. As a matter of fact those points show up right on your buddies profile page. So it only takes them a second to know what you've been up to.So it may be Olga in Russia, Katariina in Finland, or Alaknanda in India, but someone will know if you did your workout. And they'll let you know they know.The exercises are fun. Something new all the time. You might even learn some new dance moves or how to deliver a proper cobra strike. You'll want to do it because its fun.
Exercises are anywhere from 2-5 minutes, depending upon the desired results. Some are easy. Some are hard.By getting up from your desk and getting a few minutes of exercise, you'll feel better and increase your metabolism. You'll also greatly reduce the strain that sitting at a desk for long periods puts on your body.This will also boost productivity. Exercise always does. You'll get more done in a day by taking a few minutes out every half hour.It's also a well known fact that exercise is cumulative. Exercising for three minutes every thirty minutes for an eight hour work day will give you the same results as doing a forty five minute aerobics class, without driving to the gym.The exercises will work every part of your body. It's really the easiest way I know of to get in shape. Fun, motivating, and a little peer pressure to get things going. this is the answer to your fitness needs. And have a little fun while your at it.
C'mon, Give Your Chair a Break!!!Get started now!
Would you like to try this out? How about a lifetime premium membership to Break Pal? Well one lucky reader will be able to have this. Thanks to Phil Weaver of Break Pal I am doing a giveaway for one lifetime premium membership!
Rules for entering the giveaway:
Two mandatory rules:
1.Create an account at Break Pal www.breakpal.com and then let me know your user name
2. Follow my blog(1 entry)
For extra entries:
Join the Break Pal Facebook group http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/group.php?gid=94819216120 and leave a message there (1 entry)
Fan the Break Pal facebook page http://www.facebook.com/rogue66?__a=1#/pages/Break-Pal-Exercise-at-the-Office/61751502217 and let me know you did this. (1 entry)
Comment on Liz's Blog http://www.breakpal.com/lizs-blog and leave the link to your comment here (1 entry)
Grab my button (1 entry)
Tweet this giveaway and leave the link here (1 entry)
Blog about this giveaway, linking to me and Break pal. Then leave the link to the blog here. (5 entries, please leave 5 comments)
This giveaway will end September 1. Winner will be chosen by random.org. Good luck!