Be Safe from the health hazards related to sitting in front of a Computer for long hours.
In this digital world sitting in front of a laptop or a computer is not a choice but a compulsion for many of us and it has its own merits and demerits. Where this tech box makes our job and life simpler it also has some negative effects on our health.
What are these negative effects and how to minimize them?
Often people who sit in front of their computers for long hours complain of strained eyes, neck pain, and fatigue.
Computer vision syndrome refers to eye strain resulting from long-term computer use. Its causes sore or burning eyes, blurred vision, wet or dry eyes, headache, and sensitivity to light.
Using proper lighting can be an excellent way to minimize the ill effects of computer vision syndrome. Wear anti-glare eyeglasses. These are easily available in the market and you can also get a customized one from your nearest optician.
Anti-glare glasses are excellent to keep your eyes and vision unharmed while using a computer and it also increases your efficiency as you minimize the eye strain and side effects related to it.
You can also use an anti-glare screen for your laptop if you don’t prefer wearing eyeglasses. Using both can be excellent for your eye health.
About every fifteen-twenty minutes, blink slowly about ten times, this will help to moisturize your eyes and prevent them from getting wet or dry.
Sitting in front of the computer screen, we often slouch; though we are not aware of it, most of us often do. This habit of slouching in the longer run affects our posture and either we start suffering from neck pain or back pain due to the wrong posture and sitting habits.
Keep moving your neck while sitting on a computer. Look left then look right for a second that’s it!
Stop slouching! Take short and frequent breaks and check your posture and correct it as and when you find it wrong.
Five-minute breaks will not harm your work instead it will safeguard you from all the ill-effects of sitting for long hours in front of your computer. Stand up, stretch your arms and back. Blink your eyes and close them for a few seconds as this will provide them some essential rest.
Sitting all day is hazardous to your health. When you realize just how hazardous, you’ll be jumping out of your chair. Sitting for 6 hours or more has been linked to 70% more fatigue, and a greater incidence of diabetes, heart disease, and musculoskeletal pain.
Most of us are glued to keyboards and our bodies are simply not designed for it. While you are seated, keep changing positions, tap your toes, squeeze your knees together, or tighten your buttocks muscles to lift you in your seat. Occasionally, pinch shoulder blades together. Any engagement of muscles that increases blood flow and adds to postural awareness is beneficial.
Remember, your body is made to move. It should come as no surprise to anyone that if you sit too long during the day, you’ll get fat.