This article is from the Ergonomics and Typing Injury FAQ, by Dan Wallach firstname.lastname@example.org with numerous contributions by others.
A. An active break occurs when you stop keyboarding to do other things
like ake phone calls, file papers, or get up to get a drink of water. An
active break should also include specific exercises. These exercises
should also be done during keyboarding microbreaks which occur while
seated at your workstation.