Good news for the millions now working from home. UK business launches app to help computer based home workers stay safe.
A day can seem like a very long time when you’re working from home. Keybreak is an app for PCs and Macs that can help anyone who spends much of their working day at a computer. Tiredness, motivation and focus can all be a problem, let alone the very real health implications of sitting down for long periods. Based on how you actually use your computer, Keybreak recommends regular stretch breaks through your working day, leaving you feeling refreshed and re-energised to carry on with your work. When a break is recommended, you can start a two-minute series of gentle stretches, with visual demonstrations of the stretches to be followed. The Keybreak stretch programs have been worked out with the help of Osteopaths and Physiotherapists, and are specifically targeted for people working at computers. Stretching both strengthens and encourages efficient blood flow in our muscles, which in turn leads to us feeling fitter and healthier. Building regular and focussed stretches into a daily work routine can ease muscle tension, improve posture and circulation, reduce the risk of back and neck pain, and help manage stress. In an office environment it’s all too easy to sit at a computer for hours without moving, but this situation is compounded with people working in isolation. Now that millions of us are in the unfamiliar situation of working from home, Keybreak could be of real benefit in providing reminders to take regular and focussed breaks.