Office Fitness

mouse-shoulder(istockphoto)Office fitness is a new concept of physical fitness that recognizes the sedentary, repetitive nature of modern computerized desk work.

Sitting at a desk all day, operating a computer for long stretches of time, is a relatively new behavior.

Over the past 30 years, tens of millions of us have been used as lab rats in an unplanned experiment that is testing how we respond to long stretches of sitting, in spine-crushing chairs, in high-stress jobs, doing repetitive actions, on poorly designed machines.

The results so far don’t look too good. Back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, repetitive strain injuries, obesity, and other consequences of office work are at epidemic levels.

Scared Sitless: The Office Fitness BookNaturally, I offer massage for office workers, but I also offer personal training sessions tailored for office workers, and have curated a collection of office fitness exercises that you can do on your own. I write regularly in my office fitness blog, and I have even written a whole book on office fitness and keep a list the office-fitness research sources that I have consulted as I wrote the book and the content on this website.

If your professional association or other organization would like to book me for a speaking engagement, I also offer engaging and informative Office Fitness Talks.