Workrave is a program that assists in the prevention of Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI). It alerts it's users to take a break frequently. Therefore it distinguishes micro-pauses and rest breaks. It also restricts the daily limit.

By default a 30 second micro-pause warning occurs after 3 minutes of using the keyboard and/or mouse. Workrave suggests a 10 minute rest break after 45 minutes of computer use. However, all preferences can be changed easily. Installing and configuration is simple as the menus are easy to understand.

Screenshot: Workrave

This software is a great aid to working healthy. However, when busy, it's very annoying to be confronted with the sheep. Therefore, I turn Workrave off sometimes. Workrave consumes on my (desktop) computer about 8 MB of RAM.

Workrave is available for Linux, Mac and Windows. It can be downloaded for free at the Workrave website. So, let's take a break. ;-) Do you use anti-RSI software?