Take a Break with StretchClock

Prevent Carpal Tunnel SyndromeWorking in front of a computer for most of your day can really take a toll on you.  If you depend on being able to sit there at the desk and type all day long – then you might want to make sure you take care of yourself and prevent dangerous ailments like Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.  The StretchClock add-on for Firefox will remind you when it is time to get up and take a short break.

StretchClock is a highly customizable stretch reminder that will plug right into Firefox for easy mobility.  No matter if you work from a desk or on the go via your laptop – you will always have the ability to keep this great extension handy.

Here is a little more about the add-on from the developers:

The neck, back, shoulder, wrist, and hip exercises have been gleaned from books and from my personal conversations with physical therapists. These stretches are specifically targeted to prevent the problems that computer users most commonly develop. Take some time and invest it in one of your most valuable tools. Your body. Using StretchClock takes 1 to 2 minutes each hour. That’s like a 15 minute break over the whole day. Aren’t you more important than what you’re working on?

Let’s face the facts. Anyone who uses a computer for more than one hour needs a quick break to avoid risk of carpal tunnel injury and Repetitive Stress Injury. This add-on is a great tool to help you take care of yourself.  You can pick up the StretchClock on the Firefox Add-ons website.

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