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PC has became a part of our everyday life - we use it both for
work and play. In many homes, PC has become the entertainment center
of the family and these will soon replace the once familiar couch
potato generation. We very well know the couch potato syndrome is due
to an unbalanced and unhealthy life style with spending too much time
on the TV and the couch, yet many just can't kick the habit. The new
PC genertaion too has its own share of problems called RSI,
CTL, OOS, which stand for Repetitive Stress
Injuries, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome,
Occupational Overused Syndrome. These syndromes
are the result of doing the same repetitive tasks over a long period
of time causing discomfort and factigue to certain parts of our body
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Healthy Work is an entertaining program specially for young children. A cute animated wizard pops up every 45 minutes knocking on your monitor screen to remind you to take a break and exercise. Time interval between exercise can be set by user and default is at 45 minutes. A recorded exercise video play back on a pop up window to demonstrate a set of exercises that can help prevent RSI. These excercises are based on Cesar and Mensendieck Therapy designed to reduce RSI/CTD injury.
Healthy Work is a freeware complete with 3 exercise sets and in actual fact it is a non expire trialware. User can upgrade to healthy work pro that includes a 20 exercise sets. Healthy Work is a wonderful software for young children who seemed glued to their personal computer. You can download it free from here or visit their website at http://www.winshare.com/hwindex.htm for more information.
Healthy Work is developed by a team of healthcare and ergonomic
specialists to help increase circulation, relieve tension, and guard
against RSI and CTS. These flexible and easy to use software can be
easily setup by anyone and user can set their own setting to overide
the default setup.
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The creater of Soundbreak Leon Matthews mentioned on the readme file and also on his website that he created this software out of nessesity because he often forgot to eat and made visits to the toilet!
Just as the name says Soundbreak plays a sound or a speech to remind you at predetermined interval to take a break. "A sound way to better health" as Leon Matthews claims what his software will do for you. Nevetheless this is a sound idea to remind one working on the PC who often gets too involved to take regular breaks. What this software does is, after every 10 minutes (default pre-set interval) the program will pay a sound from the randomly selected wave file to remind user to stretch or take a break. This software is not intrusive to the user which was mentioned as the reason the programmer created Soundbreak because he was not happy with other software that he had trialed. Soundbreak comes with many short wave files (.wav) from movies and TV. However you can add your own and delete unwanted ones as you please. If you like you can use this as a timer that sounds at predetermined intervals as defined by you. This a pretty simple user friendly software and user can control most of the operations. It also allows different user to log in with individual customised setting. During normal operation you only see a tiny coffee cup icon on your system tray and this software doesn't use much resources from your PC as it is only 834KB in size.
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Reminder is free for personal and non-profit use; business and
commercial users need to register with cheqsoft.com
for user licence.
We recommend Break Reminder and for more information you can click here to visit their web site where you can find further information on how to exercise and set up your workstation. Break Reminder is designed by Tom Hingston a software designer specialized in design elegance through simplicity of user interfaces. Product concept and medical advice come from his brother Dr David Hingston MB ChB MBA, a medical specialist and general practitioner experienced in managing OOS / RSI patients. To download Break Reminder click here.