Tips for A Healthy Computer Setup at Home

Tips for A Healthy Computer Setup at Home

Sitting down for long periods of time isn’t healthy- it brings about neck, back and eye problems, as well as wrist and shoulder issues.

However, it’s a necessity especially for those who work at home, use a computer or spend most of their time online, in social media or playing games.

You can still maintain proper health by following these 4 tips.

Hydrate

You might get so absorbed with work that you forget one of the most basic health maxims- drinking water. Whether you’re playing your favorite gclub game or trying to finish a report, keep a bottle of water handy at your desk or beside you.

Stop Eye Strain

The effect of staring too long at a screen is called CVS, or computer vision syndrome. Too much of this can lead to serious eye problems in the future, so it’s best to make a few adjustments to correct it right now.

You can invest in a pair of computer glasses which reduce the glare and stress. Additionally, you can change the settings on your computer or monitor to make it easier on the eyes. Try activating dark mode, night light and reduce the brightness on your computer monitor.

Stand Up and Exercise

Every so often you must stand up and stretch a bit so your legs, back and neck muscles won’t be sore from holding a position for so long. Health experts say that standing up after 30 minutes of work, play or watching will work wonders for your health.

Improve Quality of Life

Adjust the monitor or screen so you can see it at eye level. If you’re still using a rigid chair or one without lumbar support, consider upgrading to an ergonomic one. Buy a bigger monitor, or adjust the font size and zoom if you’re having trouble seeing at a respectable distance.

Cristina Macias
Cristina Macias is a 25-year-old writer who enjoys reading, writing, Rubix cube, and listening to the radio. She is inspiring and smart, but can also be a bit lazy.