The internet has undeniably become an important element of our life and so the computers. Without these, we find it hard to survive! But spending too much time online or using computers doesn’t help either. The increased use of computers, at home or workplace, bring forth about a number of health concerns. Overuse of computers cause some physical afflictions, such as eye strain, Scoliosis, vision abnormalities, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, headache, and backache – especially if you are over 40. They can damage the mental health of an individual too. Moreover, such computer users feel depressed, anxious and feel reluctant to get up to work in the mornings.
A study carried out by a research group suggested that out of 10000 people spending long hours working on computers, 500 developed peripheral vision abnormalities and 165 had glaucoma. Glaucoma is an eye disorder that can lead to blindness, if not treated. Statistics further reveal that over 30 million computers are in use throughout the United States. The number is growing steadily and so the health problems associated with the prolonged use of computers.
If you think, you have been on the same side; you are probably aware – Your computer is killing you! An Infographic gives a view of some of the biggest threats to web geeks.
The Infographic outlines some syndromes and their associated symptoms. It shows how with each passing day workers who use computers continuously, from 6 to 8 hours experience computer-related ailments and discomforts.
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- Monday – Chronic Pain from Poor Ergonomics
- Tuesday – Multi-task Mush Brain
- Wednesday – Blue Light Insomnia
- Thursday – Obesity
- Friday – Computer Vision Syndrome