The key to preventing repetitive stress or the ailments that result from inactivity is to make sure you keep moving throughout the day in order to give your muscles the oxygen they need for energy, flexibility, and healing.
Kingston, NY (PRWEB) November 20, 2013
The Movement, developers of Voom, a workplace wellness and activity platform, today announces that it has added a new series of videos to the program’s queue. Voom’s "Get a Little Stronger" strengthening exercises target the small stabilizing muscle groups in the body and lead employees through strengthening exercises designed to prevent repetitive strain injuries (RSIs), musculoskeletal disorders, and the chronic ailments and more serious diseases that can result from prolonged sitting and inactivity.
Designed by two prominent physicians, Voom is delivered to the user's desktop, mobile device, and/or tablet; each two minute session—or "micro-break"— engages users in an interactive program of stretch and strengthening exercises. The new strengthening videos specifically address the rise in repetitive strain injuries (RSIs), which account for 62% of all workers’ compensation claims, resulting in $15-20 billion in lost work time and medical claims each year (according to OSHA). To further increase engagement, Voom is offered within a "gamified" framework, giving users the opportunity to earn points, badges, and rewards for fulfilling program requirements.
"As a physician, I've seen a steep increase in patients with repetitive strain problems and musculoskeletal disorders, which on average translates into 12 days of lost work and $38,500 dollars in workers’ compensation costs," said Dr. Gregory Soltanoff, CEO and co-founder of Voom. "Most employers and employees are unaware of how to detect, let alone prevent, repetitive strain injuries until it starts to impair on-the-job performance or forces employees to take days off. The key to preventing repetitive stress or the ailments that result from inactivity is to make sure you keep moving throughout the day in order to give your muscles the oxygen they need for energy, flexibility, and healing. Voom lowers the barriers to healthy ‘workstyles,’ and provides organizations with a more sustainable way of maintaining employee health and productivity."
Voom also issues ‘V-mails,’ or period report card emails, keeps users engaged by utilizing network leaderboards, and allows both individuals and business administrators to track progress.
Voom can be licensed for corporate users or purchased for personal use. For further information about Voom, to purchase the program for your business, or to inquire about partnership opportunities, please visit http://www.voomwell.com.
Voom, founded by two renowned third generation chiropractors, was developed to create a wellness program that would protect sedentary workers from the injuries and diseases brought on by prolonged sitting. Voom is a complete, cost-effective program that not only gets employees moving throughout the day, but also engages, motivates, and educates users on the importance of physical activity.