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Smart Break: An App for Workplace Wellness

As the saying goes, there’s an app for everything.

With growing health concerns from spending 8 hours a day sat at a computer, more companies are adopting wellness programs for the workplace. Such programs include ergonomic redesigns, discounted gym memberships, and recreational spaces.

But not all are as elaborate as one would expect. In fact, one app claims that all it takes to have a happy, productive workplace is 3 minutes a day. Yes, you read that correctly.

This office wellness app, known as Smart Break, is a 3-minute exercise program composed of stretching and basic cardio movements. It’s community-based, thus allowing people to see and track who has taken the most Smart Breaks in a day. A little friendly competition never hurt, after all.

Other than the competitive factor, the creators of the app wanted to make sure it was easy and quick to use. With workers busier than they’ve ever been, Smart Break fits right into their schedule.

For those skeptical about these 3-minute exercise breaks, Smart Break offers a free 21-day trial to show employers how a small change can make such a huge impact. And to top it all off, it only costs 1-2 cups of coffee per employee per month for premium memberships.

Innovative and cost-efficient, Smart Break encourages a healthier lifestyle for desk workers. It also reminds us that spending more time in front of a computer does not necessarily equate to efficiency and productivity.

Are 3-minute breaks the all-in-one solution for wellness in the workplace? There’s only one way to find out.

Sheena Bergado

Sheena first met Tricia on a back pain support forum. After becoming online friends they launched PainFreeWorking.com in 2019. Due to suffering from upper back and shoulder pain, Sheena vows to find the best ergonomic office equipment in the Philippines to help fellow desk workers.