Android App to Remind Me to Stretch?
June 16, 2014 9:56 AM Subscribe
I need an Android app that will remind me to stop and stretch my hands/wrists. Bonus for an app that shows what stretches I should be doing.
posted by MuChao to Technology (8 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I do a LOT of data entry at work. This involves using the Tab key quite a lot to move between entry fields. I'm pretty sure that this near-constant, repetitive impact (as well as the position my hand rests in to do so) is a major cause of the recent pain in my left hand.
I have already changed keyboards, added wrist pads to the keyboard and mouse, switched up the fingers I use to tab, and am working on modifying my general typing posture. I am also looking into getting a foot pedal to assign the Tab key to. (I would appreciate recommendations here too.)
So I've taken care of most of the easy parts. What I have trouble with is remembering to take breaks. I can type/data entry for hours without realizing how long I've been working for. I know I would benefit from periodic stretching.
I would like an Android app that will remind me to stop and stretch. I'm mostly interested in hand/wrist stretches, but an app that includes other stretches that can be done at work may do me even more good. I've done some looking around, but most of the apps I've found have mostly meh reviews. Maybe I'm looking for two apps? One that reminds me to take a break and another that does stretching walk-throughs?
For reasons I'd rather not get into, I'd prefer not to install anything on my work computer. (I've already gotten permission for the foot pedal.) Also, an Android app would be usable at home too. I already use my phone for music streaming at my desk, so any notification type (sound, pop-up, vibrate, whatever) will be easily noticeable.