18 May, 2009
I was able to review this site called Breakpal.
Breakpal is this really cool site that helps get you exercising during your day. It’s especially great for people that sit at a desk all day long [like yours truly]. When you first go to it, it downloads a widget that hangs out on your computer screen, and every so often Liz [the creator] pops up and tells you it’s time to exercise. You then go in and pick which exercise you would like to do, and you do it! You can pick from a bunch of different types of exercises, most of which can be done sitting at a desk. A little video plays and shows you how to do the exercise, and does it with you for 2-3 minutes. That’s all it takes! I’ve got mine set to pop up every 60 minutes, so I’m [attempting] to get in a few minutes each hour. Not only is it great for your mind and body, it also is a great mini-break from work. Say you work an 8-hour day, and you exercise for 3 minutes once an hour [SO easy]. That’s 24 minutes of exercise that you wouldn’t have gotten that day! You can choose to have it pop up every 30 minutes, which would give you 48 minutes. WOW! How many of you can say that you can easily find 48 minutes in your day to exercise? Not me! But this makes it easy.
I actually really like doing the exercises, the breathing especially. The only downside to it is I think I would feel weird doing it in an office full of people, but that’s the price you pay to get in the exercise needed! I do enjoy this program and recommend it; especially for my desk-working friends.
You can purchase a Breakpal membership here for only $9.95 a month. Much cheaper than a gym membership!