Stretch Break Exercise Software
By Linda DuShane White
‘Stretch Break’ is a new software program
available to staff who have windows computers. Maria G. Gherman, M.D.,
MPH of the ES&H/SLAC Medical Department recommended the program as a
means to prevent repetitive stress injuries.
This screenshot shows a
typical stretch from the program. (Image courtesy of Larissa
This program is SLAC-licensed for use on
SLAC computers. It installs software onto your computer that pops up at
pre-programmed times (for instance, every 15 minutes, or 30 minutes, or
an hour—your choice) and reminds you to take a quick break and stretch.
If you select the ‘stretch now’ option, it guides you through a few
simple exercises that are ergonomically selected to help in reducing
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