Move! for Mac helps you get healthy at your desk.
Move! is a Mac application which will change the way you work and live. Improve your overall health and fitness by breaking with the bad habit of prolonged sitting.
Only standing up from your desk regularly will make you feel good after intense work. Move! will make you do that.
You are not taking the breaks from your desk that you should take.
Sitting kills. Only standing up regularly will keep you healthy.
You need a relentless solution for managing your work breaks. Why? You are taking your health to jeopardy if you don't take your breaks seriously!
There are good reasons to take regular breaks.
Research about highly sedentary people shows:
If you don't take regular breaks …
- … you will have a higher risk for heart disease than a smoker, an overweight person or someone with high blood pressure.[^George2013]
- … you will have a higher risk for diabetes.[^Mark2008]
- … you will have a higher risk for metabolic syndrome, which means being fat and sick.[^Wijndaele2009]
Do you know the worst part?
All studies backing these claims have in common that this is independent of your other activities.
You can't out-train your bad behavior at your desk!
Move! gets out of your way. But when it is break time it gets in your face and rescues your health.
Rely on Self-Discipline No More. Automate Your Breaks. Rescue Your Health.
It can be hard comply with the habit of being healthy.
This is why you should use this app to automate it, so you can focus on what is important for you now: your work!
The nice part about that is that your executive functions will improve immediately if you use your breaks to get your daily movement in.[^Verburgh2013]
It is a double-win for you!
Move! is super easy to use because it contains the essentials without bloated crap that usually comes along with apps.
What does the Paid Version Offer?
Download the demo and experience for yourself!
Compared to the Lite version on the Mac App Store, you'll get:
- Responsive Breaks: Only when you start working will the clock tick.
- No Cheating: Only when really stop working will the break start.
- Upcoming: Health instructions for your work break by a renowned German personal trainer.
[^George2013]: George, E. S., Rosenkranz, R. R., & Kolt, G. S. (2013). Chronic disease and sitting time in middle-aged Australian males: findings from the 45 and Up Study. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act, 10, 20.
[^Mark2008]: Mark, A. E. & Janssen, I. (2008). Relationship between screen time and metabolic syndrome in adolescents. J Public Health (Oxf), 30(2), 153-60.
[^Verburgh2013]: Verburgh, L., Königs, M., Scherder, E. J. A., & Oosterlaan, J. (2013). Physical exercise and executive functions in preadolescent children, adolescents and young adults: a meta-analysis. Br J Sports Med.
[^Wijndaele2009]: Wijndaele, K., Duvigneaud, N., Matton, L., Duquet, W., Delecluse, C., Thomis, M., Beunen, G., Lefevre, J., & Philippaerts, R. M. (2009). Sedentary behaviour, physical activity and a continuous metabolic syndrome risk score in adults. Eur J Clin Nutr, 63(3), 421-9.
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