Health reminder
Health reminder

Do you remember "Sitting is bad for you" post from Instructables blog?

That told us we shouldn't sit for a long time. We should have a break after a few sitting on a chair.

It's many hours I am sitting on a chair to work with PC, and I know it's not good.

But who can told me "Hey, It's time to break!" ?

Maybe "Health Reminder"!


Health reminder is a simple script that warn with a message box, when you should have a break.

That will help you to have a healthy body and intercept long sitting times!

Donít miss this quick animation tutorial!

Step 1: Scripting

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  • Open Notepad
  • Copy (Ctrl+C) and Paste (Ctrl+V) below code in the editor:
  • do
    wscript.sleep 1800000
    x=msgbox ("Hey, It's time to break!" ,64, "Health Reminder")
    loop


    Explanation:

    Above code, wrote with VBScript language.
    Below, I will explain what we saw there:

    Line1: Start a ring of orders (do)

    Line2: Wait for 30 minutes (30 minutes is 1800000 Milliseconds. you can use Windows calculator to convert amounts.)

    Line3: After that, show me a message box with "Hey, It's time to break!" content and "Health Reminder" title. 64 is the message box type. For more info about message types, check out here.)

    Line4: Repeat this process

    Step 2: Save

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  • Go to File>Save (or press Ctrl+S)
  • Choose a name for the file and add ".vbs" in end of that. e.g: EXAMPLE.vbs
  • Choose a location & Click Save.
  • Now each time you click on the script, the process will start.

    Step 3: Change icon

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    (Optional)
  • Right click on the file and select "Create shortcut"
  • In the new opened window, click on "Change Icon..." button.
  • Choose your favorite icon. Note. You can only choose icons with .ico format type. You can use ConvertIcon to convert an image to.ico format.
  • Step 4: Tips & tricks

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    Health reminder
  • How to stop this script?
  • Press Alt+Ctrl+Delete.
  • Click on "Start Task manager"
  • choose "Processes".
  • Find "wscript.exe"
  • Click on "End process"
  • How to make this script auto-run, when Windows is starting?
  • Press "Windows" button.
  • Click on "All Programs".
  • Find Startup in list.
  • Open up it and copy-paste the script shortcut into the folder.
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