Break Reminders

Whether you use a PC, Mac, or Unix/Linux we have break reminder resources for you. It is important to take frequent mini-breaks throughout the day to provide your body an opportunity to recharge both your mind and body. You may think that you do not have time to take a break, but think again. Studies have shown people who take mini-breaks are actually more productive and feel better. Please contact for assistance in customizing your break reminder program.

For PC and Mac Users

A desktop ergonomic software solution that reduces the impact of repetitive strain injuries (RSI) using Windows or Apple Computers. Recommended by LBNL EHS ergonomics specialists and free to Lab employees. Provides an automatic break reminder and suggested stretch exercises. Click here to learn more.

For Unix/Linux Users

Workrave Download at:/usr/bin/workrave

Workrave Tutorial

For Chromebook

Break Timer allows you to set up customizable breaks and will remind you to take them. Taking breaks whilst working or studying is crucial in preventing RSI, eye-strain and tiredness. Click here to learn more.