5 tips to protect yourself from long hours in front of a laptop

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5 tips to protect yourself from long hours in front of a laptop

5 tips to protect yourself from long hours in front of a laptop

Move around

The primary health issues caused by prolonged computer use are a result of inactivity and lack of mobility. You should therefore make it a priority to get up and walk around frequently to counteract this. You can even set your phone’s alarm to ring every hour.

Get up, take a stroll, or perform a little household task that will make you leave your desk for a few minutes. Your blood circulation will be improved, your neck and back will feel less strain, and you’ll also burn a few calories with even this little bit of exercise.

Give your eyes a break

You might not be aware of it, but looking at a computer screen the whole day can be taxing on your eyes. Although a computer screen doesn’t have a very bright light, you are staring at it for hours on end. Your eyes may experience a great deal of strain as a result, which over time may result in headaches, vision issues, and other health issues.

The good news is that there is an easy way to prevent your eyes from becoming overworked. Take a moment, shut your eyes, and give them a rest every few minutes. Please remember to blink. It’s important to blink and doing so can keep your vision clear.

Keep your laptop in the right position

Back and neck pain could result from stooping too much below your line of vision. On the other hand, if you are looking too high, your eyes will become dry. Therefore, it is preferable to use a computer stand or a pile of books to place your laptop so that you are not required to look down at an angle of more than 10 degrees.

Maintain good posture

It’s fairly typical to get neck and back aches after spending a lot of time in front of a computer. To make it simpler for you to sit upright, experts recommend that the top of your screen be at eye level. You should pull back and relax your shoulders when sitting. To avoid slouching while grabbing the keyboard, stand erect and keep your forearms parallel to the floor.

Limit screen time before bed

According to research, the blue light emitted by your phone and other devices may interfere with the body’s regular cycle of wakefulness and sleep. Blue light awakens and stimulates us during the day. It continues to do this at night, which makes it more difficult to fall asleep. One to two hours before bedtime, limit screen time. Utilise gadgets’ and laptops’ evening settings to reduce exposure to blue light.

Your laptop is one of the most important devices you have for your work or for your school. However, staring at a screen for long hours can be detrimental to your health. This is why you should keep taking breaks in between. Always maintain posture and remember to keep yourself properly hydrated.

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