Ten Ways Computer can Ruins your Health


There is a Tech/Health article surfaces which talks about 10 ways a computer can hurt your body, mind and environment. It also suggest ways to defense or minimize the damage. Read this article if you are sitting in front of computer all day. Here are summary of the ten:

  1. Repetitive Stress Injuries
  2. Extra Weight
  3. Laptop-Induced Shoulder And Back Injuries
  4. Eyestrain
  5. Poor Circulation
  6. Back And Neck Damage From Bad Posture
  7. Headaches And Migraines
  8. Insomnia
  9. Internet Addiction And Other Risky Behaviors
  10. Environmental Impact

Laptop is the killer – because the laptop keyboard and screen is often smaller than desktop. The design of laptop keyboard is more into portable than ergonomic. I am in my office’s health and safety team, and we come up with a good policy that if people are using laptop, we budget and provide them a set of wireless keyboard and mouse, and a laptop stand for their laptop. The keyboard is ergonomically designed better, and the laptop stand will help the back and neck position and eye level as well.

Is Your Computer Killing You? – [InformationWeek]

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