Brock is a musician, web developer and digital media instructor turned marathon and triathlon coach.
He is certified by Team in Training (running), AFLCA (Group Fitness / Portable Equipment) & NCCP CAC (Triathlon “Coach in Training”). You can hear Brock every week on the Ben Greenfield Fitness Podcast (found on iTunes). To fund his racing habit, Brock takes well planned designs and turns them into clean and consistent HTML and CSS code. Find out more by going to www.frozenpuck.com and/or www.skywalkerfitness.ca.
How Our Jobs Are Killing Us and What We Can Do About It – Fitness for Software Nerds
The average American works more than 47 hours a week and as software developers we are sitting in front of a computer for most – if not all – of that time. In fact, we techie humans are sitting more than ever before in history: 9.3 hours a day! That’s more time than we spend sleeping (7.7 hours). Only 18% of us get the total amount of physical activity recommended by our doctors for “good health”. To make matters worse, 40% of us get no physical activity at all. Sitting for 6+ hours per day makes us up to 40% more likely to die within 15 years than someone who sits less than 3 hours per day. And here’s the kicker – this is true even if we get regular exercise. Bluntly put… our jobs are killing us! As a Web Developer turned Marathon/Triathlon coach, I have decided to do something about it. I want to teach my fellow engineers how to improve and manage their diet (starting by eating only real food, not drinking their calories and snacking strategically). I also want to show them how they can build exercise into their day without hitting the gym for hours on end (by changing their chair or getting rid of their chair, taking frequent breaks and setting “exercise alarms” during the workday). Between 1980 and 2000 exercise rates stayed the same but sitting increased by 8% and obesity doubled. It’s time to bring this fight to the workplace!
BUSINESS OF SOFTWARE – FOR PEOPLE BUILDING GREAT SOFTWARE BUSINESSES.
This year will be the 7th Business of Software, a three day conference for founders who want to build sustainable, profitable software businesses. BoS has always been a special conference for our delegates and we want to keep it special.
Attendance is restricted to just 400 attendees in 2013 and we have 200 places taken and the next 100 tickets (as of April 20th) will be sold at the second Early Bird Rate.
If you want to see all of the action from Business of Software 2012, the videos of the talks are available in one place now: