Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Preventing Repetitive Strain Injury With Workrave

Author: Adrian Nowak, 9:00 AM, Wednesday, March 10, 2010

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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.

Please refer to the feature comparison for a complete list of features, and how the program performs with respect to other programs on the market.

You can install Porkrave in Ubuntu by typing:

sudo apt-get install workrave

The program runs on GNU/Linux and Microsoft Windows and you can find the packages on the authors site.

As people are saying about the Workrave:

Thanks for Workrave. It's spreading like a virus at my workplace. I publicly praised Workrave in a newspaper column I wrote recently:

"Take breaks. Grinding away at a task for hours on end, you'll lose perspective and eyesight. As Lincoln said, if he had to chop down a tree, he'd take breaks to sharpen his ax. I use a free computer program called Workrave ( to remind me to look away from the screen and walk around every so often. Just knowing that a nap, a vacation, or a meal is on the horizon can make me more productive and not look for excuses to take little breaks all the time."


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