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Technologies has won the ninth annual SIAF People's Choice Award
for Stretch Break. Named the "Best Hobby or Personal Interest
Program" by end-users who download software from the Internet's
three largest download sites (zd.net, c-net.com, and tucows.com).
stiff and sore because of your computer use?
Break reminds you to stretch.
Then shows you how!
- Version 6.6
New Comprehensive Healthy Computing Module **
Six new stretches **
Visible countdown timer
Windows 7 ready
Relaxing background music
"Bring it Home" licensing
Allows on-the-hour and half-hour timer
New Help files
- 11 standing and 31 sitting
User choice of reminder size and placement
of sequence of stretches
sketch of each stretch
95,98,NT,2000, ME, XP, Vista, Windows 7
(See below right for Mac version!)
A team of health
care professionals developed Stretch Break to increase circulation,
relieve tension, boost your energy level, and help guard against
Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSIs).
installed on your hard drive, Stretch Break gently reminds
you to take periodic breaks while using your computer.
You are invited to perform a series of low-impact stretches
illustrated on the screen. Then Stretch Break returns you
to your current Windows application.
is simple. With one mouse click, you begin stretching
with the figure on the screen, or you can delay or cancel
is flexible. You select how long to wait between stretch
sessions and how many stretches per session (defaults are
30 minutes and 3 stretches). Each stretch lasts for 20 to
30 seconds, so you are back to work in one or two minutes
Stretch Break users report reduced stress levels, greater awareness
of the need to take breaks, greater awareness of ergonomic issues,
and reduced stiffness and muscle ache. Check out Research Notes for more detailed info about
these survey results.
**Our latest version
6.6 is ready to be used by Windows 7 operating system
from Microsoft. It includes Yoga-based stretches
and relaxing background music. Users can
now select any one of three progressively larger graphics
to remind users that it is time to stretch.
allows users to extend the stretches. Users can control
how long the animations pause at their "stretch point."
They may also select
a less intrusive Time-to-Stretch reminder. This option reduces
the size of the reminder and moves it from the center to the
lower right corner of the screen. Another Option is to have a visible countdown timer.
Now includes 11 standing
stretches and a Smart Timer Option that modifies the time
between breaks based on keyboard and mouse activity. It also
allows users total control over the sequence of the stretches
that appear on the screen.
Contains New comprehensive Healthy Computing module
with guidelines for setting up an ergonomically correct
workstation as well as a series of hints on how to avoid injuries
when using your computer. 21 ErgoReminders reinforce good
Make Stretch Break part of your work day and feel invigorated!