Do You spend a lot of time in front of the computer? -
Heed the Following advice
We are spending more and more time in front of the screen. It’s hard to find a workplace with no computer technology and online games and social network sites are extremely popular with children. After five or six hours of daily computer work your concentration and energy level deteriorates and your eyes get tired.
What do you NEED to pay attention to if you MUST Spend most of your time at work in front of the computer?
- Choose your seat carefully. Bad posture puts pressure on your lower back and worsens blood pressure. The back of the chair should follow the curve of your spine and the seat shouldn’t be too soft. Your two feet are supposed to touch the ground while sitting. It’s advisable to get up several times during work and do stretching exercises.
- The monitor should be positioned at eye level and placed at about 23 inches (60 centimeters) away from the face. When the monitor is too high, your eyes blink less frequently causing dry and tired eyes. It’s a good idea to take a break sometimes and perform eye exercises. First, focus on a distant object in front of you and then on one near you. Repeat this process two or three times without moving your neck. Keep your eyes closed and massage them with your fingers doing circular movements. It’s important to choose the right font size that you can read without straining your eyes. Your screen shouldn't be brighter than your surroundings.
- You can experience arms falling asleep when your forearms lean on the edge of the table. Make sure your arms are supported on the desk while typing or using the mouse.
Written by Zsuzsanna Páli.
Translated by Viktoria U.