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AU Mobile Wellness: Wellness at Work Colin Elliott Tracey Woodburn Tony Tin Evelyn Ellerman Nicole Collins Athabasca University AU Mobile Wellness at Work.

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1 AU Mobile Wellness: Wellness at Work Colin Elliott Tracey Woodburn Tony Tin Evelyn Ellerman Nicole Collins Athabasca University AU Mobile Wellness at Work

2  to increase understanding of what it takes to build communities online  to learn how to maintain health and well-being in an electronic workplace  to collaborate with internal units at the university, and work with external partners  to harness and build on the library’s mobile expertise and experience Ummm… you are a library, why are you developing a health and wellness app? AU Mobile Wellness at Work

3 Athabasca University AU Mobile Wellness at Work

4 WellnessAtWork App AU Mobile Wellness at Work

5 App Features  Set of 5 exercises  Reminder chime  Minute tracker AU Mobile Wellness at Work Built for the iOS platform

6 5 different (three-four minute sets) Modified push-upsLateral reaches AU Mobile Wellness at Work

7  87% had previously downloaded an app  52% had downloaded a health or fitness related app  Which device did you use?  iPad 43%  iPhone 43%  iPod Touch 8% Who participated? AU Mobile Wellness at Work  23%  23%  52%  4%  23%  23%  52%  4% 45/23 91% 9% iPhone- 87% iPad- 39% iPod Touch- 17% Blackberry- 4% Smartphone- 0% Never-9%

8 On average, how much of your working time is spent sitting? (Do not include breaks or lunchtime) I am always sitting when I work (a) % I am mostly sitting when I work (b)626.09% I sometimes sit when I work (c)00.00% I rarely sit when I work (d)14.35% I do not sit when I work (e)00.00% AU Mobile Wellness at Work

9 Why did you participate? AU Mobile Wellness at Work “I needed something to get me off my butt!” “I like that it was for a short bit of time so it was easy to do” “The fact that there were reminders that notified me that it was time to move around & stretch AND that I could do the exercises at my desk. “

10 Reminder Chime AU Mobile Wellness at Work AnswerCountPercentage Yes (Y) % No (N)521.74% No answer14.35% Did you ever turn off your chime without doing a set?

11  I was busy  I was on the phone  I had just finished a walk/run  I was in a meeting  It was too hard to watch the video on my phone  Wi-Fi was intermittent, and the video wouldn’t load  Bad timing Reminder Chime II Why did you turn the chime off without doing a set? AU Mobile Wellness at Work

12 How many times a day did you exercise using the app? AU Mobile Wellness at Work AnswerCountPercentage once a day (a)521.74% twice a day (b)417.39% three times a day (c)417.39% four times a day (d)521.74% five times a day (e)00.00% six times a day (f)14.35% seven or more times a day (g)14.35% No answer313.04%

13  The average participation was for 13/20 days  Reasons for not participating on all days  Vacation  Wi-Fi problems  Short staffed  Forgot my device  Work part-time  61% exercised with this app outside of work Participation AU Mobile Wellness at Work 74% Future

14 Mobile Devices-flexibility The app on my mobile device provides flexibility for me to exercise anywhere at anytime. I feel that exercising with this app has contributed to my overall health and wellness. AU Mobile Wellness at Work

15 Mobile Devices-access The use of mobile technology could increase my access to health and wellness information. AU Mobile Wellness at Work

16 Mobile Devices-more I would like to take other wellness challenges using a mobile device. AU Mobile Wellness at Work

17 Result AU Mobile Wellness at Work Using this app, I became more physically active at work.

18  Exercises for target problems (carpal tunnel, lower back pain)  Multi-platform (android version)  Food tracker  Additional exercise sets Suggestions from Questionnaire AU Mobile Wellness at Work

19 Final Comments AU Mobile Wellness at Work “Great start to a positive workplace App!!!” “excellent idea....glad AU is caring about its employees. !!” “It’s a good thing for staff to have, especially if you have never attended any exercise classes. Gets you up and out of your desk, and at least thinking of exercising.” “I was very sore to start off with doing some of the suggested exercises. But, with time I felt great and was addicted to doing the exercises every hour when my job allowed it. I was very happy with all aspects of the app and would recommend it to other friends.” “I am a person that suffers from RA and found this device very helpful, it increased flexibility for me and strength, I would like to feel that you will contact supervisors and ask them to continue supporting this wellness initiative”

20 AU Mobile Wellness at Work Or search for WellnessAtWork in the app store Thank-you Questions? Thank-you Questions?


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