Julietta Appleton, MPA, CCE, New York
I think your Stretch Program is a must for anyone who works on a
computer, and even if someone is in good health, these simple exercises
(demonstrated by computer-generated images of culturally diverse
individuals) would help prevent Repetitive Stress Injuries. Kudos
for a great product!
Karen Freeman, MPH, San Diego
Stretch Break is ingeniously designed to coax me into good self-care
and to guide me through stretches that I choose myself, yet it never
interferes with my work. If I am busy, it simply "goes away."
It is my career-saving prompt, gently reminding me what I need to
be doing in order to heal. I am getting better, but I wish I'd had
Stretch Break years ago so I could have prevented this problems
from occurring."I love the options available to make it work
exactly like I want it to. I can program in as many stretches as
I want per session, as often as I want - 5 stretches every 20 minutes
is perfect for me right now. I can call Stretch Break up from my
taskbar whenever I need an extra break. I can 'fast-forward' or
go back to those stretches I'm especially needing at the moment
- depending on what's aching. And when I can't stop and have to
delay Stretch Break til later, the prompt alone has reminded me
to double-check my posture, my pace, and to 'unkink' myself. It
is my consciousness raiser.
Harry Livermore, Valdosta, GA
I have been using Stretch Break for about three weeks now and the
difference in my upper body health is astounding! I have my usual
monthly appointment at my chiropractor this afternoon where I will
have a deep muscle massage and an adjustment.
I am extremely pleased with this new version of Stretch Break! I
love the new stretches and really enjoy making my own sequences.
Some days I let it run "as is"; some days I really have
problems in one area such as my neck, and am able to focus stretches
for that particular area. I have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia,
and these stretches have been extremely helpful in alleviating some
of the pain that these conditions cause. The program also has reminded
me that I can help myself with my own health care.
Kerry Goodier, Senior Engineer
It is much better than a timer because it keeps running in the background
and doesn't need constant attention. Also, with the exercises displayed
on the screen, I'm much more inclined to actually stretch, bend
and move instead of just canceling the alarm because I'm involved
in something. I'm really impressed with this professionally done
Toni Osborne, MIS Director
I have just about every repetitive stress injury imaginable, and
often suffered from eye strain and headaches. I would often forget
to get out of my chair for as long as 4 or 5 hours at a time while
I was writing a program or testing one. When I heard about Stretch
Break, I was a little doubtful that something that took so little
time could help, but I tried it anyway. What a change! In just a
few days I noticed I was not nearly as stiff and sore as before.
I like the flexibility of this software. I can change my preferences
as often as I'd like. Sometimes I set it up for 45 minutes and stop
to do four or five stretches. Other times I set it up for every
15 minutes, and only do 2 stretches. This keeps me from getting
bored with the routine.
Mrs. S. Peterson
Your product should be mandantory for all Company's who have employees
that use a computer. Just as Headsets should be mandantory for all
employees using a phone.
I really like the addition of music. At first I thought it wouldn't
make a difference, but after having the music, I realize my body
is more relaxed. I like the ability to choose the exercises, some
I cannot do because of my thumb damage. I had gotten lazy and was
skipping the exercises, but I found my body didn't feel as good,
so I am back to faithfully do them again. Thanks for the great program.
Julia Bailey, PhD
I spend far too much time in front of a computer, and have arm/back/neck
problems. Stretch break is helping me a lot! I love your program.