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Avoid an injury

Have you hear of ergonomics software ? None too soon, as I mouse with my left hand, I started using StopNow! this week.

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It’s software you load that reminds you when to take a break from computer work. You set the parametres such as resting for 5 minutes after each 30 minutes typing. An icon flashes at you, and makes a sound until you stop typing. It also restarts the 5 minutes’ rest if you break your break with an “I just have to click this one thing”.  Even if you know intellectually you should take breaks from computer work, it can be hard to force yourself.  This particular program costs $25, however there are several free ergonomics programs listed at:

Free ergonomics software

Trust me – it’s better to break before your body is sore.

Further information on desk pain and be found at:


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