We’re all dying every second. There’s nothing we can do to stop that, but that does not mean we have to hasten the process, does it?
There are many things we can do to live a (somehow) healthy life, and spending too much time in front of the computer just might not be one of them. That is not to say that the computer does not help us in so many ways. For those who work online, it is a lifeline of sorts. However, as with most things in life, we can say that moderation is the key.
Here’s a fun infographic focusing on how your computer just might be killing you. Needless to say, it applies depending on the amount of time you spend in front of your device.
Death by computer
As was pointed out to me by someone, there are worse ways to die than “death by computer”, but as I also said, I’d rather not fast track things. To highlight the ways that your computer might be killing you:
- Chronic pain from poor ergonomics. How is your office chair? Does it give you back pain from sitting there for too long? If you work from home, where do you work? It is worth it to invest on a comfortable office chair that suits your working desk. Take it from someone who likes working in bed and has suffered from chronic back pain for years!
- Multi-tasking brain mush. Some people are awesome multi-taskers, but many studies have shown that this habit is ultimately bad for the brain and productivity. Try NOT multi-tasking for a day or two. You might be surprised at how much better quality work you churn out!
- Blue light insomnia. Have problems sleeping, staying asleep, or getting restful sleep? You might have insomnia, which is not helped by the light cast by your devices. You might not like it, but you will be better off NOT sleeping with your gadgets.
- Obesity. Munching on all sorts of things while typing. Sitting in front of your computer the whole day. Not wanting to go out and move your butt with all the work you have to do. All these can contribute to obesity, which in turn can be the cause of so many other health problems.
- Computer vision syndrome. Do you sometimes find yourself seeing double? Or does the world seem blurry at times? You might want to take a break from staring at the computer screen, no matter how mesmerizing it may be.
- Gaming addiction. No judgments here, but any addiction ultimately has negative effects.
Is Your Computer Killing You?