Stretch Break

by Para Technologies

Ergonomic software program that reminds you to take regular stretching breaks

Operating system: Windows

Publisher: Para Technologies

Release : Stretch Break 6.6

Antivirus check: passed

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COVID-19 changed the work dynamics throughout the world, increasing the amount of time we spend on computers. However, sitting in one place for too long can cause repetitive strain injuries (RSIs). RSIs occur when you repeatedly use the same body part, such as hands, wrists, back, etc. To prevent this, stretch breaks gently remind you to take periodic breaks for stretching.

Every 30 minutes, as a default setting, the software reminds you to perform a series of stretches. It asks your permission to show animations where animated figures guide you through each stretch, ensuring that you perform them correctly. After a brief one or two-minute session, you are seamlessly returned to your current Windows application. This way, you can continue your work with minimal interruption.


Stretch Break helps prevent Repetitive Strain Injuries by reminding you to stretch and guiding through animations.

  • Here are some features Stretch Break has:
  • Completely free to use.
  • Developed and reviewed by professionals.
  • Easy to install.
  • With one click, you can start stretching with animated figures.
  • Users can set the interval between stretch sessions.
  • They can also choose the number of stretches per session.
  • Can also customize which stretches appear, how many times they appear, and their order.
  • The software contains 42 stretching exercises.
  • These are focused on areas prone to RSIs.
  • Most exercises focus on areas affected by Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

Stretch Break was developed by healthcare experts who also reviewed each stretch of the program. These exercises are focused on parts of the body most likely to be harmed by RSIs, including arms, necks, legs, wrists, and arms. This software is more than just a preventive tool. It’s a proactive measure towards healthy computing habits. 

To download it, include your name, email, and information about where you heard about this software. Once you install it, you will see a lot of personalization options that allow you to select the duration and type of stretches. It is an invaluable tool for anyone who spends long periods at the computer. Install Stretch Break now and make your work sessions more comfortable and healthier.

OS: Windows 7 or later, Mac OS X 10.9 or later
CPU: 1 GHz or faster
RAM: 512 MB or higher
Graphics: Supports 800 x 600 resolution, 16-bit color

Encourages regular breaks, reducing workplace stress.
Offers a variety of desk-friendly stretching exercises.
Customizable settings to fit individual needs.

May not suit individuals with certain physical limitations.
Notifications can be distracting during intensive work periods.
Limited number of exercises, can get repetitive.