Dejal Systems has released a new app for Mac users, Time Out! 1.0. Time Out! is a reminder assistant designed for taking physical breaks during intense working. The app features two reminder modes which are fully configurable. According to Dejal Systems:
Dejal Systems today introduced Time Out!, a new product for Mac OS X. According to Dejal, it is very easy to fall into bad habits when using a computer for hours on end. You care about what you are doing, so can sometimes push yourself too far, or over-strain yourself. The human body isnit built to sit in one position for endless hours, gripping a mouse or typing on the keyboard.
Time Out! has two kinds of breaks: a "Normal" break, typically for 10 minutes after 50 minutes of work, so you can move about and relax, plus a "Micro" break: a very brief pause of typically 10 seconds every 10 minutes, so you can remember not to tense up too much for long periods.
You can find more information about the Time Out! release at the Dejal Systems Web site. Time Out! is available as freeware