Friday, February 28, 2014

Workrave Review: Avoid RSI and Eye Strain

For those of that that spend hours at hour computer working, playing or social networking, we need to take regular breaks for our eyes, wrists, joints and back. We also should limit the amount of time we spend on the computer for our health and well being.  For people that work at the computer from home, this is very important.

Workrave is a FREE software program available for GNU/Linux and Microsoft Windows.  You can set the preferences to remind you about micro-breaks, rest breaks, your daily limits and even can monitor your network if you work on multiple  computers. One of my favorite parts of Workrave is the exercises that in recommends to keep you moving and reduce the risk of injury.

So how long is too long to be on the computer? Our bodies can only take so much, so make 8 hours an absolute limit of your computer face time, and yes, that means your phone too.

Note: If you receive an error message while trying to install it (as I did when installing it on my Windows 8 system), right click on the icon and select "Run as Administrator".  

All in all, you can't go wrong with this freebie. Give your body a break and install this program today. ☺

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