Physical Education & Health

Luciole

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Luciole (Firefly) is a free stop-motion capture studio dedicated to the creation of animated films. Originally designed for the needs of schools, it is used by students from kindergarten to high schools. Future developments should enable it to integrate a soundtrack to allow the editing of video outside external video editing application (management of transitions, effects, credits and multiple bands sounds, sound etc.)

NUT Nutrition Software

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NUT records what you eat and analyzes your meals for nutrient levels in terms of the "Daily Value" or DV which is the standard for food labeling in the US. The program uses the free food composition database from the USDA. This free nutritional analysis software was written for Unix systems (Slackware Linux), but can be compiled on just about any system with a C compiler. By experimenting with NUT, you can find the optimal level of the various nutrients and how to implement this with foods available to you.

Features of NUT include:

  • 7906 foods and 146 nutrients--the complete, latest USDA database
  • Foods easy to find and add to daily meals
  • Configurable for 1-19 meals per day and any dietary plan--including low carb, zone, low fat
  • Comprehensive meal analysis for any number of consecutive meals
  • Presents both easy-to-read percentage summaries and in-depth nutrient analysis, including Omega-3 and Omega-6 essential fatty acids
  • Defaults to ounces or grams based on user input
  • Suggests foods based on current diet
  • Includes novel meal planning feature: you choose the food, NUT adjusts the quantities to your plan
  • Can easily create additional databases for other family members
  • Auto-transfer of successful dietary strategies from analysis screen to configuration settings
  • Allows recording of recipes and customary meals for fast data entry
  • Guesses recipes of packaged foods
  • Creates graphs of nutrient intake showing daily and monthly trends
  • Sorts foods richest in each of the 146 nutrients
  • Reveals which foods contribute most to user's nutrition
  • Runs on Linux and just about everything else that can compile a C program, and NUT has no dependencies on other programs. It runs fast and it's not huge.
  • The price is right--it's free! And you can read and modify the source code.

Workrave

Full Description: 

Workrave is a program that assists in the recovery and prevention of Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI). The program frequently alerts you to take micro-pauses, rest breaks and restricts you to your daily limit. Please refer to the feature comparison for a complete list of features, and how the program performs with respect to other programs on the market. Also displays exercises you can do during breaks.

Windows portable apps version available at: http://portableapps.com/apps/utilities/workrave_portable

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