We might have spent too much time sitting in front of our PC to do work or surf the net for information. Overuse of the computer might affect our muscles, tendons and nerves in the arms and upper back and cause a health problem called Repetitive Stress Injury or Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI). RSI will create recurring pain or soreness in the neck, shoulders, upper back, wrists or hands.

To prevent or even recover from RSI , there is a program called Workrave that can remind users to take a break once in a while and even have an exercise program to guide users to do some stretching on those unused muscles. This program will periodically alert users to take rest breaks and restrict users to their daily limit of computer use. By taking a rest break and doing some stretches, strengthening exercises, massages and biofeedback training, users can reduce neck and shoulder muscle tension and heal existing disorders.

Workrave has released its latest version, V1.8.4 released. It’s free. Click here to download. This version contains many new translations: Italian (Eraldo Girardi), Chinese (Tao Wei), Slovak (Peter Tuharsky), Greek (Prokopis Prokopidis), Turkish (Enver Altin), Japanese (Masanobu Yokota), Bulgarian (Ivan Dimov), Hungarian (Ory Mate).