If you sit at a computer all day, breaks--especially exercise breaks--are doubly important. The more time you spend chained to the keyboard without any exercise, the greater your chances of developing a repetitive stress injury.
If it's tough to remember to stop and you're not sure which exercises would help, check out ExerciseBreak software from Hopkins Technology. The program offers a series of online exercises that pop up on your screen at predefined times, so there's no excuse for forgetting to take time out. Available for Windows/DOS ($29.95) or Macintosh ($39.95); call (612)?31-9376 or visit http://www.hoptechno.com
Lynn H. Colwell is a business writer in Post Falls, Idaho.
Stephanie Burgett, c/o Watkins Inc., (605) 331-2138, Icemama36@aol.com
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