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Article in KABC-TV 7 Los Angeles, March 2008.
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Burn more calories with a work workout

by Lori Corbin

Getting enough exercise on the job can be a weighty issue.

The International Journal of Obesity reports that one in four women gain weight at work. Some say it's because of the long hours sitting combined with little time for the gym.

Sleepy, bored, and hungry are just three effects of sitting at a desk all day. Of course doing jumping jacks would be more than embarrassing, but there are lots of small easy ways to burn more calories at the office than you are right now.

Give eyes, neck and shoulders a break by moving every 20 minutes. The calorie count isn't huge, but all the extra moves add up over a course of the day. Experts suggest adding 15 minutes of exercises at your desk can burn up to 130 calories a day.

Try a seated twist that releases shoulder and back tension while working abdominals.

  • Sit on a chair with feet flat on the floor. Extend arms overhead with palms facing in, shoulders down away from ears. Twist your body to the right side, at the same time lower your arms outstretched to the sides with palms down at shoulder level. Return back to center with arms overhead.

Or test out chair squats in a chair pose. They firm up the backside and thighs while strengthening the upper back.

  • With feet hip-width apart, slowly sit back and squat nearly sitting about one inch from seat, raise arms over head. Hold, then return to standing.

A 140-pound woman can burn up to 20 calories in five minutes doing heel lifts. Torching 60 calories standing rather than sitting while on the phone for a half hour.

And if only 15 minutes is spent on the stairs in lieu of the elevator, you can fire off 130 calories more.

Want some detailed assistance? A new fitness computer CD ROM software called 'FLOW' offers desk jockeys seven, five-minute exercise sessions to do at the desk using major muscles. It costs $30.00. This tool is smart in that it offers options for the programs to pop on screen every 15 minute, 30 minute, 60 minute, or 2 hour intervals.

Of course food is the other part of the equation. Planning fuel is as important as scheduling meetings or choosing wardrobe. Lunch should feature protein and produce to stay with you all day. Aim for 20 grams of protein with greens that offer low sugar carbohydrate. Remember anything made at home is generally lower in fat and calories than over portioned high fat restaurant food. Keep a bag of whole grain low sugar cereal with dried fruit at the desk for a nutritious snack. If the vending machine calls, get something with nuts to keep protein and healthy fat in your day, while providing staying power without the sugar rush.

So say goodbye to job fat. Cut calories, relieve stress and stay on top of your game by eating well and moving more - a whole lot better than cola and a candy bar.


Article in Human Resource Executive magazine, March 2008.
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Workstation Exercises; article in Human Resource Executive magazine

Workstation Exercises

Licensed psychologyst Dr. Renee Nasajon has introduced FLOW, a new fitness tool designed to help workers lose weight and burn calories while seated at their desks.

FLOW is a software program that provides seven five-minute video exercises at pre-set intervals of 15 minutes, 30 minutes, one hour or two hours. A video box will pop up on the screen and guide the worker through a series of exercises designed to be performed in a sitting position and cover all major muscle groups, including the chest, abdominal, biceps/triceps, shoulders, back, legs and full-body stretching.

It also provides a "virtual coach," nutritional information center and inspirational messages.

The program retails for $29.95.
The E Wave Corp., Miami.


Article in girlawhirl, March 2008.
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the flow system provides sitting-exercises for a sit-down society

by Tiffany Davidson

Girlawhirl's trainer, Tiffany Davidson is constantly telling her to get up and move throughout the day. Delivering a message to her boss on the floor above earns her points not just for keeping everyone in the loop but also as a quick shot of exercise - especially if she takes the stairs as quickly as she can...

As it turns out, most of us live in a "sit-down" society. Unfortunately, sitting for long periods of time wreaks havoc on hip flexors and a variety of other muscles, reduces blood circulation, and contributes to poor posture and weight gain.

Imagine sitting at a desk all day except for the occasional visit to the ladies' room and a trip to the deli at noon. That's at least eight hours of "sit time" not to mention the time you may spend sitting commuting. After work there's usually a sit down dinner - table or couch both count here - and then it's a quick vertical transition to TV watching and to bed and soon enough, it starts all over again.

Tiffany's suggestion when sitting is unavoidable: FLOW. FLOW is a software program Girlawhirl can install on her computer. It's full of sitting exercises to do when she might otherwise just be sitting. In addition, there's a virtual trainer, nutritional information and inspirational messages.

Included are seven 5-minute segments covering stretching, biceps and triceps, abdominals, chest, shoulders, back and legs. It's programmable so workouts can pop up on the computer screen throughout the day at pre-set intervals, or Girlawhirl can click right over for a mini-workout whenever she wants to. There are options that allow her to mute or listen to music, instruction and/or inspirational messages while she's "sit-exercising". The Nutrition Center is full of information on subjects ranging from the Food Pyramid Guide to Why Diets Don't Work to Vitamins, and the inspirational messages keep her in a positive frame of mind.

Girlawhirl loved the fact that FLOW reminded her to take small exercise breaks throughout the day. Not only did she feel better physically, but her output was more efficient!

Click here for more information or to order FLOW. Right now it's just for PC but a MAC version is in the works and coming soon.


Article in Reuters.com, KRNV TV 4, and KLFY TV 10 websites, January 2008.
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FLOW(TM): Exercise Your Body and Mind While at Work(TM)

A Convenient New Fitness Tool Endorsed by Best Selling Author and Celebrity Trainer, Kathy Kaehler ... Make FLOW Part of Your New Year's Resolution for Work-Life Balance

MIAMI, Jan. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- You don't have to back away from the computer to take a break. In fact, your computer will help you enjoy quick five minute workouts throughout your day! With FLOW you can burn calories and lose weight while remaining in your seat. The over consuming schedules of modern day business life make it almost impossible to find the time to exercise throughout the workday. In addition, over-reliance on technology has dramatically limited our daily physical activity, and sitting for long hours in one position can increase the risk of becoming overweight and developing osteoporosis, cardiovascular problems, diabetes, and musculoskeletal problems. Now, thanks to FLOW software program, this much needed daily physical activity has become available to everyone. FLOW is a convenient and indispensable new tool for anyone desk bound during the work week.

The FLOW program is endorsed by best selling author and celebrity trainer, Kathy Kaehler. This fitness guru has worked with celebrities such as Julia Roberts, Michelle Pheiffer, Cindy Crawford, Lisa Marie Presley, Denise Richards, Claudia Schiffer, Kim Basinger and most recently Kim Kardashian. Kathy is always looking for the latest in fitness tools and was instantly attracted to FLOW for the convenience it provides. She feels that "if working out at home or at a gym is impossible, then an office workout is crucial since many Americans work long hours sitting at desks with very limited physical activity."

FLOW recently received the National Health & Wellness Club Member Tested & Recommended Seal of Approval and further information can be found in the March/April 2008 issue of Today's Health & Wellness magazine.

What is FLOW?

The FLOW workout program provides seven five-minute video exercises to be performed while sitting at a desk. Complete with a "virtual coach" and a nutrition center, FLOW contains all the elements that help you stay on track to a healthier body. With the program, you also have access to tons of inspiring affirmations that promote the healthier lifestyle and daily reminders that fuel your self confidence and determination, even in the midst of a stressful workday.

Your pre-set exercise intervals (15 min, 30 min., one-hour, two-hours) will pop-up on a screen throughout your workday, inviting you to do "sit-exercises." You can engage in as many five-minute exercise sessions as you like throughout the day. All exercises are conveniently designed to be performed in a sitting position at your desk and cover all the major muscle groups including chest, abdominal, biceps/triceps, shoulders, back, legs and full body stretching.

If you are on a diet, FLOW can help maintain your motivation to eat properly through motivational messages, ensuring you stay on track and eat healthy.

Why is FLOW so Important to Modern Day Life?

FLOW is a very timely tool that has come to the business world because of the severe consequences of modern sedentary lifestyles (i.e. sitting at a computer all day). The lack of physical activity during the day is leading to the development of such health problems as: hearth disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, weight gain, muscular-skeletal problems, repetitive movement injuries, and depression and anxiety.

The founder/creator of FLOW, Dr. Renee Nasajon (Florida licensed psychologist) describes FLOW as, "a program that facilitates the circulation of blood, elevates the oxygenation of your brain, releases tension from your muscles, gives you a greater capacity for concentration, creates a better mood, and decreases cravings for sweets, caffeine, and tobacco." By initiating several spurts of physical activity throughout the day, FLOW helps to automatically increase your mental alertness and physical energy, while releasing stress and its detrimental effects on the body and the mind.

FLOW forces you to take a five minute break every hour or so to move your body, which will make you burn extra calories, pump blood into your brain and the rest of your extremities, oxygenizing your whole body and giving a break to the heart. In addition, it helps you activate the inner muscles that eventually will help you burn the "inner fat" or the fat tissue surrounding your organs and that is dangerous for your health.

What are the Benefits of FLOW for Employers?

Created with the desk-bound office employee in mind, FLOW will positively impact a company's bottom line. An economically efficient program, FLOW motivates employees to take healthy breaks and get active. In addition to the obvious health benefit, employees will experience an increase in their productivity. The Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report found that 66% of employed adults in the U.S. do not engage in moderate or vigorous physical activity beyond work and also that daily occupations of almost 60% of the population do not demand moderate physical activity. However, companies that encourage activity among their workers experience an increase in profitability by taking care of their employees' health. Healthier employees results in lowered health care costs for the company and lower chances of paying worker's compensation in the future.

A recent pilot study testing FLOW efficacy found that employees who used FLOW for five consecutive months experienced:

  • significant drop in blood pressure
  • substantial increase in physical activity outside working hours
  • greater feelings of energy and alertness
  • decreased tension

(For more information about FLOW Pilot Study visit: www.thewavecorporation.com/studies.html).

FLOW Version 1.0 retails at $29.95 and the software program can be purchased online at www.thewavecorporation.com.

About the E Wave Corporation

The E Wave Corporation, owner of FLOW, is geared towards the development of products that enhance a person's physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. The E Wave is a group of creative professionals fully dedicated to the betterment of people's quality of life. Because of their integrative nature, its products require, and reflect, the conjoined efforts of experts in the area of physical and mental health, fitness, software development and design, management, and marketing.


Article in Today's Dietitian Magazine, January 2008.
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"FLOW: Exercising Body and Mind at Work" article in Today's Dietitian Magazine

FLOW: Exercising Body and Mind at Work

Nowadays, it can be difficult to find time to exercise throughout the workday. FLOW, a software program designed to allow workers with computer access to add physical activity to their day, addresses this difficulty. This new tool is helpful for anyone sitting at a desk for long hours.

FLOW provides seven five-minute video exercises to be performed while sitting at a desk and has a "virtual coach" to help users stay on track, as well as a nutrition center and access to inspiring affirmations in the midst of a stressful workday.

Preset exercise intervals (15 minutes, 30 minutes, one hour, two hours) pop up on user's screens throughout the workday inviting them to do "sit exercises." Users can engage in as many five-minute exercise sessions as they choose throughout the day. The exercises cover the major muscle groups, including chest, abdominal, biceps/triceps, shoulders, back, legs and full body stretching.

FLOW can also help dieters maintain their motivation to eat properly with daily reminders designed to fuel self-confidence and determination.

This tool has been developed for the business world to address the severe consequences that modern day office work (eg, sitting at a computer for extended hours) is having in employee's health. The lack of physical activity during the day is leading to the development of heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, weight gain, muscular-skeletal problems, repetitive movement injuries, depression and anxiety.

For more information, visit www.thewavecorporation.com.


Article in Health Magazine, January/February 2008.
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"No-sweat workouts" article in Health Magazine

No-sweat workouts

Attention cube-dwellers: The new Flow DVD ($29.95; www.thewavecorporation.com) offers seven 5-minute videos with moves for your shoulders, core, chest, arms and legs that you can do while computer-bound. Videos can be programmed to pop up automatically throughout your workday at 15-minute, 30-minute, 1-hour or 2-hour intervals.


Article in Weight Watchers Magazine, January/February 2008.
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"To get a quickie workout at work" article in Weight Watchers Magazine

To get a quickie workout at work

Download this new exercise software to your computer. It allows you to preset seven 5-minute video exercises to pop up on your screen every 15, 30 or 60 minutes (Flow, $30, thewavecorporation).


Article on the Occupational Hazards website on January 10, 2008.
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Get in Shape … at Your Desk

By Laura Walter

Employees can become healthier, more productive and more alert by exercising throughout the workday – all while remaining at their desks.

For many busy office-bound employees, sitting all day can cause a host of problems: back pain, muscle tightness, headaches, musculoskeletal problems, weight gain, depression, tension and decreased motivation. Because time constraints can prevent workers from engaging in regular exercise, fitness guru Kathy Kaehler proposed that employees engage in office workouts to combat many of those ailments.

For instance, hitting the stairs, running in place, doing lunges or pushups or taking brisk walks around the building are ways for office employees to get their heart rates up. Even if workers feel too desk-bound during the day to get up and move, they can still stretch, strengthen their muscles and engage in short cardiovascular sessions right in their chairs. Employees can place their hands on their desks and walk backwards to get in position for a round of desk pushups, try a set of punching exercises or even “run” in place while remaining in their chairs.

“… An office workout is crucial since many Americans work long hours sitting at desks with very limited physical activity,” Kaehler pointed out.

The Benefits of Desk Exercises

According to Kaehler, a workplace exercise program like FLOW, fitness software that combines five-minute video exercises, a nutrition center, a virtual coach and automated desktop reminders, can encourage employees to shed their sedentary office lifestyles and begin getting in shape. The program’s exercises target various body parts, including the chest, biceps and triceps, shoulders, abdominal muscles, the back, legs and buttocks.

FLOW creator Renee Nasajon stated that such a workplace exercise program “facilitates the circulation of blood, elevates the oxygenation of your brain, releases tension from your muscles, gives you a greater capacity for concentration, creates a better mood and decreases cravings for sweets, caffeine and tobacco.”

A FLOW pilot study shows that employees who exercised at their desks lowered their blood pressure, felt more energetic and alert, experienced less tension and increased their physical activity outside working hours. Employers hoping to see those results in their own workers might encourage staff to step up the activity level in the office – desks or no desks.


The following article appeared on fitsugar.com on December, 2007.
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Work It Girl: Go With the Flow

Need a reminder to stop working at your computer and move around every once in a while? I sure do.

Flow Software ($30) does just that. Every 15 minutes to two hours (the frequency is set by you), a small window pops into your screen inviting you to “sit-exercise.” You can engage in as many 5-minute exercise sessions as you wish, while sitting at your desk. All exercises are designed to be performed in a sitting position and cover all big muscle groups including chest, abdominals, biceps/triceps, shoulders, back, legs, and full body stretching. Still not convinced? If you schedule a five minute session every hour, that means you'll get in about 35-40 minutes of activity you normally wouldn't have each workday. Check it out at here.


The following article appeared on self.com on December, 2007.
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Fitness Flash

Business firm Talk about on-the-job training! Upload Flow software (TheWaveCorporation.com; $30) to your PC, and every 15 or 30 minutes, hour or two hours (your pick), a 5-minute sculpting or stretching session pops up on screen.


The following article appeared on themiamihurricane.com on November 29, 2007.
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By: Bari Lieberman

After five minutes of fist pumps, bicep curls and lateral raises, the music shuts off. The computer screen returns to normal and you resume writing the research paper for class. Technology is revolutionizing the fitness industry as computer screens and televisions are replacing personal trainers, and game controllers are replacing weights.

Welcome to the world of wireless workouts.

FLOW

Dr. Renée Nasajón, a clinical psychologist, is the founder and president of FLOW, a fitness and wellness software program designed for people who spend a lot of time at their desks.

"Sitting down all day is just not normal," said Nasajón, who completed her training and post-doctoral degrees at University of Miami. "Technology has taken advantage of people's tendency to be lazy."

FLOW incorporates fitness into the workroom by utilizing five-minute pop-up videos, with each corresponding to a different muscle group. Nasajón cites studies saying short bouts of exercise have a positive effect in some cognitive functions, including memory, attention and concentration.

"I created FLOW because I needed it myself," she said. "When I was at the hospital I was moving all day, but once I opened my private practice, I had a more sedentary job and started gaining weight."

The videos use cardiovascular and strength training exercises that can be performed while sitting at a desk. The program is set to automatically pop up on the screen during the day. It offers nutritional information as well as inspirational messages with the fitness videos.

"FLOW is a reminder of the fact that our body has a need to move," Nasajón said. "It is a tool to counterbalance the effects of sedentary lifestyle..."


The following article appeared on LA Daily News on July 9, 2007.
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Get Fit As You Work

Workaholics have a new way to fit quick workouts into their busy schedules. Dr. Renee Nasajon, a licensed clinical psychologist, has created FLOW, a software exercise program designed to accommodate computer-bound office slaves. The program features several five-minute workouts that can help you tone that tummy, lift flabby areas and get a cardiovascular workout just by sitting at your desk. At pre-set intervals, small windows pop up to remind you to “sit-exercise”. All exercises are designed to be performed in the sitting position. The system also features daily weight-management reminders as well as positive stress-management affirmations. The suggested retail price is $29.95. Available for purchase at www.thewavecorporation.com.


The following article appeared on Miami’s Channel 10 News’ website in June 2006.
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Exercise Body, Mind At Desk For Better Workday

Amber Statler, Local 10 Executive Producer
POSTED: 10:45 am EDT June 13, 2006
UPDATED: 4:26 pm EDT June 13, 2006

MIAMI --
A Miami psychologist has come up with a software program to encourage exercising body and mind at work. If you work at a desk all day and if you've been feeling tense or gained a few pounds, this program is for you. Solana Folchi, 34, is like many people who spend most of their day sitting behind a desk. Workers like Folchi motivated Miami psychologist Renee Nasajon to come up with a software program she calls FLOW.
It's a combination of exercises, nutrition information and inspirational messages. "The exercises are designed to cover all areas of the body; shoulders, chest, back, biceps and triceps, abdominals, believe it or not, buttocks and legs," said Dr. Nasajon. "And finally, we have stretches." Once the software is installed, different exercises pop up on screen every hour for five minutes. Workers are encouraged to add hand weights to increase intensity. According to Dr. Nasajon, the movement and motivational messages also help to exercise the mind. Dr. Nasajon said, "What this program does, it facilitates the circulation of blood, it elevates the oxygenation of your brain, release of tension from your muscles, greater capacity of concentration, better mood." Research shows a sedentary lifestyle and lack of movement throughout the day can lead to health problems. Those conditions include back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, neck pain, headaches and weight gain. When work just won't wait, the software progam allows users to skip the exercises. But your virtual coach makes sure you can't skip too often by popping up on screen to encourage you to get moving. Folchi says she has seen changes in her mind and body since starting FLOW. And she suggests work is a much more pleasant experience. "It changed my outside and my inside," said Folchi. "Also, it has an inspiration part which I love. It gives me strength and peace of mind. Now if I don't do it, I feel like something is missing during the day." Dr. Nasajon believes workers will be more productive if they take these small breaks throughout the day. The FLOW program costs just under $40. To find out more, visit www.thewavecorporation.com.
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