Now that we are working from home full time, I don’t get out of my chair nearly as often. This sedentary practice is taking a noticeable toll on my back, legs, and eyes.
My running watch has a move alert, but it is easy to ignore or completely miss when deeply concentrating on solving todays problem. I needed something that grabs my attention and forces me to take action. The macOS software, Time Out, fits my needs perfectly.
When it is time for a break the screen dims and displays:
Other configurable options include:
- Break intervals.
- Break durations.
- Ability to skip breaks when specific applications are running (ie. Zoom meeting software).
- Skip breaks after XX idle time.
- Configurable shortcuts.
No more excuses. Stand up, touch your toes, reach for the sky, get up and move. Your body will thank you.