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Strrrrretch! Working at a computer for a long period of time can be a real pain in the back.

By Amanda C. Kooser

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Working at a computer for a long period of time can be a realpain in the back. This is where StretchWare comes in. Stretchingguru Bob Anderson designed the software to include 14 differentstretching routines: everything from stretches for your lower backand stretches for when you've spent too much time surfing theNet to stretches for when you're stressed out. Each routine isbroken down into six stretches and only takes a minute or two tocomplete, so you don't have to worry about wasting valuabletime. The advantage is, you can keep your body feeling good andyour productivity up.

Your choice of sound (Tibetan bell, harp or clock) can be set tochime as a reminder at regular intervals of keystrokes or mouseclicks. The software politely asks if you have time to stretch.Tell it "yes" and away you go, stretching along to theinstructions. Your computer is your own personal trainer. At $29.95(street), StretchWare is compatible with Macintosh and Windows95/98. Reach over to for thedetails.