How to Avoid Computer Related illnesses|Diseases|RSI

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Avoid Computer Related illnesses

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It is very difficult to imagine a world without computers, because one way or the other way computer plays a very important role in our personal and social life. Day by day The increasing number of computer users that increases the computer related illnesses like RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury).

Health Problems Caused by Computer
Apart from RSI there are lot of diseases that caused by computer

  • Computer vision syndrome :- Staring at computer screen for hours 
  • Headaches
  • Stress
  • Back pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Deep vein thrombosis :- Blood clot in veins

Simple methods to Avoid Diseases that Caused by Computer

  • Rest your eyes 
  • Blink your eyes frequently (it will helps to keep moisture in eyes)
  • The 20-20-20 Rule : In every 20 minute Stare 20 Seconds to the objects that are away from 20 meters
  • Decrease your monitor brightness 
  • Use adequate lighting lighting
  • Wash your face every hour
  • Sit 20-26 inch away from monitor
  • Do not press too hard while using keyboard
  • When typing keep wrists in neutral position 
  • Sit up straight 

2 COMMENTS

  1. It's well worth making your set-up as adjustable as possible, in offices and at home. I'm well over six foot and my wife is only just over five foot; the same set-up obviously isn't going to work for both of us, nor is it practical to have one workstation each. An adjustable chair and monitor arm is essential for us.

    And if you're one of those who intend to take breaks, then find that they've been sitting at the computer for four hours straight, there are plenty of free programs online that prompt you to take breaks. I can't remember which one I used, I lost it when my computer crashed. I never reinstalled it though, as taking breaks was pretty ingrained by that time. I won't lie, the program probably will get on your nerves, but it really is worth getting into the habit of taking small breaks regularly.

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