computer screen health risks

Health and Safety Tips while using a Computer Screen

Many people spend the better part of their day in front of a computer screen. It can be in the form of a desktop computer, smartphone or laptop. It is even rare to find a home or office which does not have a computer.

So for health tips, we are going to think about four factors which significantly influence our computer usage. These are: how many hours a day do you spend in front of your computer? Do you take breaks when using the computer? Do you have other work which will provide cracks when using the computer? What is your sitting position when using a computer? These are some of the questions which we will answer to enable you to have a more healthier lifestyle when using your computer.

Prolonged exposure to screens can be harmful and can pose a significant health risk such as back pains, sore wrists, and headaches. These symptoms can be highlighted through repetitive work, incorrect screen settings, uncomfortable working posture and carrying out tasks for long periods of time without a break.

Some tips which you can use when working on your computer:

  • Whenever working with a computer the first aspect to consider is your sitting position. Avoid sitting in a bent position and if possible find an ergonomic chair and a desk which will have you sitting in an upright position. The screen should be directly in front of your face without when sitting upright. This will eliminate any chances of getting back pains and wrists soars.
  • Make sure that you are using a screen which is large enough so that you do not strain your eyes looking at contents. The screen should also have setting adjusting controls which will enable you to change the light being emitted from the screens.
  • Take short breaks of 5 to 10 minutes after a 60-minute session in front of your computer. This will help you adjust to the surrounding light before you can begin another session in front of your computer screen.
  • Finally, make sure that you take regular eye tests to ensure that the screen is not affecting your eyes. A visit to the optician will help you know if the light from a computer screen is affecting you.

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