Top 10 Computer Health programs

Working long hours on computer is very harmful for your health. First of all your spine and neck suffer from long sitting in one position. So you can even get osteochondrosis. Second, the continues watching at monitor affects your eyes and worsen the vision. Therefore, when working on computer it's recommended to make periodical breaks. At least once per hour is recommended to make a 10 minute break, get up from your computer and do some exercises. And every 10 minutes it's recommended to make a micro-pause for eyes - to close eyes or look in the window at some remote object.

That's what the Computer Health programs are for. They allow to set the schedule of pauses and micro-pauses on your computer. You specify the work period and pause duration, and when the pause time comes, the application shows you a black screen and locks your keyboard and mouse. It can also show you exercises that you need to do.

In addition, using these applications, you can limit the computer playing time for your kids. For example, the application will let them play one hour and then lock the computer.
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Eyes Relax
Eyes Relax is a tool that reminds you about taking those breaks. It a very flexible utility, which allows you to specify two independent (short and long) work periods, the length of the breaks, break types, notification sounds and many other settings. Eyes Relax has also the parenting features. It can enter the password-protected Parent Mode in which the user is forced to take breaks (during the break the computer is locked). This is very useful since children often forget about the real world and play video games much too long.
Windows PC
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Workrave
Workrave is a program that assists in the recovery and prevention of Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI). The program frequently alerts you to take micro-pauses, rest breaks and restricts you to your daily limit.
Windows PC
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Coffee Break
Schedule your day with Coffee Break. Imagine your Mac telling you with bold actions that you have been sitting in front of the screen too long or that you need a break to take the dog for a walk. A mechanism that refuses to do anything else for you until you rest your eyes and grab some fresh air going for a walk.
Mac OS
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EyeLeo
EyeLeo is a handy PC application that regularly reminds you to take short breaks for your eyes.
Windows PC
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BreakTime
BreakTime is a simple utility that's designed to help you remember to take breaks away from your computer. It never forgets a break, running in your dock and / or menu bar (or even in the background). Let BreakTime do the hard work so you never miss a break.
iOSMac OS
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EyeDefender
EyeDefender is a freeware rest reminder designed to prevent Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) resulting from working on a computer for hours. CVS symptoms include eyestrain, blurred vision, delayed focusing, headaches, back and neck aches, dry and burning eyes, light sensitivity, distorted color vision, forehead heaviness, and sore eyes.
Windows PC
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Time Out
Break timer with micro-breaks for Mac OS X. It is very easy to fall into bad habits when using a computer for hours on end. You care about what you are doing, so can sometimes push yourself too far, or over-strain yourself. The human body isn't built to sit in one position for endless hours, gripping a mouse or typing on the keyboard. Dejal Time Out is here to help. It will gently remind you to take a break on a regular basis.
Mac OS
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WorkPace
WorkPace is one of the most sophisticated computer ergonomics packages available. WorkPace monitors your mouse and keyboard use. Using personalized settings the software then displays small pop-up windows, suggesting the best times for taking regular breaks (micro and macro pauses). Warning messages are shown when the computer has been used more than self-determined maximums and at regular intervals a regime of onscreen exercises is displayed.
Windows PC
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RSIGuard
Remedy Interactive's RSIGuard is an award-winning desktop ergonomic software solution that reduces repetitive strain injuries. Around the globe, health and safety managers, ergonomists, health practitioners, and individual computer users rely on RSIGuard's comprehensive set of tools to proactively identify risks of repetitive strain injuries early, reduce the risk of injuries, increase injury prevention program efficiency. RSIGuard International Edition includes 8 languages.
Windows PCMac OS
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RSIBreak
RSIBreak is a small utility to remind you to take regular short breaks. Repetitive Strain Injury is an illness which can occur as a result of continuous work with a mouse and keyboard. The risk of suffering injury increases the longer users work without breaks.
Windows PC
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WristSaver
WristSaver is a rest reminder application for Mac OS X. It's written in Cocoa and takes advantage of all the advanced features of that environment on Mac OS X.
Mac OS
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FadeTop
FadeTop is a visual break reminder for Windows. At regular intervals, it fades your desktop into a bluish color, and displays current time. FadeTop lets you to get alarmed about current time in a natural, mild and agreeable manner, develop a habit of resting your eyes and body regularly
Windows PC
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Breaker
Breaker is a handy and easy to use program that will remind you that you need to take a break. Working for a lot of hours in a row is not good, but sometimes you do that, without noticing how much you stood in front of your computer and how tired you are. Breaker has two timers: One will remind you to take a break once in a while, the other will tell you to go back to work after your break is over. This way, you can increase your productivity by managing your time correctly.
Windows PC
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SmartBreak
SmartBreak is an ergonomics program that reminds and enforces you to take breaks when working on a PC for long hours. Unlike similar programs which remind you to take breaks at fixed intervals, SmartBreak actually monitors the way you spend time on a PC and then prompts you to rest at the appropriate time. This effectively means that you can spend more time in front of a PC with very efficient break time utilization. Spending a great deal of time on a computer poses many health hazards.
Windows PC