take a work break!

This is a pretty good program – thanks to Conan who sent me a link. It reminds us to take breaks during computer usage. It really helps to avoid the almost invisible physical strain that we are inadvertently causing to ourselves. The animated excercises are pretty cool!

I tried this software today and at first it was quite annoying to be interrupted every now and then with reminders. Takes a bit of getting used to it and understanding its value for one’s own health. A meditator can also use the breaks even more effectively. Its possible to not lose the continuity of working inspite of taking most of the breaks it suggested (sometimes I had to click on the Skip button!) At the end of the day using it, it was quite refreshing actually!

Introduction

Enter the site 

Workrave is a program that assists in the recovery and prevention of Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI).

The program frequently alerts you to take micro-pauses, rest breaks and restricts you to your daily limit.

Workrave: Screenshots

Workrave Download

Btw, another similar commercial product.

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See also: My own RSI Story

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