Health Care for Computer Users
In today’s computer age, most of us are partially or wholly dependent on computer for performing our daily chores. Sitting for longer periods in front of personal computers or laptops invites several health related problems which might develop many serious ailments.
It is extremely crucial to take care of your postures while working on computer as it can cause rigorous pain in joints as well as bones of the body. Some of the ill-effects of that can be easily observed on health caused by prolonged use of computer are wooziness, pain in head and back and tension in both the eyes.
First of all, working in fully air-conditioned rooms dehydrates our body. So, keep sufficient amount of water besides you while working in front of computer for longer periods. Never substitute water with aerated drinks such as tea, coffee or cold drinks because they indirectly places strain on our kidneys.
Take a walk in your workplace or your home after at least thirty minutes so that both your back and eyes can obtain necessary amount of relaxation. Be aware of the fact that your legs also need some rest because sitting in one posture for several hours makes the muscles stiff which obstructs the proper circulation of blood in legs.
Blinking the eyes is also extremely beneficial as it will lessen the strain considerably. Rub both the palms of your hands against each other and put it on your eyes. This activity will provide respite to your eyes. Eyes can also be washed with cold water whenever you feel pain or reddishness in them.
There are some desktop exercises which can be done easily by the computer users simultaneously while sitting in front of computer desk. Straighten the back for ten to twenty seconds and then relax for similar period at regular interval.
Keep the shoulders in an upward direction for one minute and then relax. Stretch your head from left to right and right to left gradually. Rotating shoulders and wrists in an anti-clockwise direction relaxes the muscles of both the areas.
Make sure to adjust the positioning of your computer screen as it directly affects the posture of your neck as well as head.