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Stretch Break is available to MIT students, faculty, and staff.

How to obtain

Download  (MIT certificate required)


Installation instructions: Mac | Windows

About this Version 

Stretch Break is a typing break program from Para Technologies. The program reminds you to take periodic breaks from your computer and provides stretches and ergonomic information.

Users can customize and select:

  • From 36 stretches and 21 ergonomic reminder messages
  • The time interval between breaks (default is 30 minutes)
  • Where the "Time to Stretch" reminder appears on their display
  • Sounds or music during stretch period

Note: On some Macs, the music may not play during the Stretch session. If you encounter this problem, contact the IS&T Service Desk.

System requirements

  • Processor: Pentium
  • Operating system: Mac OS X 10.7 & 10.8, Windows 7 & 8
  • Memory: 512 MB of RAM
  • Disk space: 32 MB