How does one lessen strain due to constant computer/ laptop use?
Take time out every fifteen minutes in 2 hours. Learn The Bates Method a simple self help way to treat your eyes.
Allow at least 15 minutes of rest. Stare somewhere blank or on something pink or green. These colors are refreshing and calm the nerves. Or try closing your eyes for a short while. Being in front of your computer for a long time would also cause your muscles to ache. Better make it a habit to walk at least 2x in an hour for five to ten minutes to loosen up tension in your muscles and to encourage smooth blood flow through out your body.
Ummm, It is likely glib to say, "do not use it"? Though that would be my immediate solution. I know that it may be hard, depending how one needs to use it? Repetitive strain injury is a serious matter. I would recommend that people consider switching from a laptop to a desktop and/or ipad or tablet. If the use of a computer is so necessary?
Recently, I read of people who now use an iPad as a cash register and whatever else they were needing it for in business, exclusively.
Repetitive strain injury is debilitating,for the immediate sufferer. Also, it will manifest itself later in life. When injury is harder to heal and overcome. I find eye-drops useful; even without the eye strain caused by staring at the screen. Exercise, like walking is so useful and healing, too. The gentle swing of our arms when walking eases tight neck and shoulder muscles and the toning of our bodies core section; through this action which is also our natural environment.
Ensuring that a good diet with the appropriate vitamins; for eyes, brain, nerves and bone structure. These are simple remedies that, if I suffered from the strain of constant laptop use? I would use. I already do.
Lastly, voice recognition is becoming a viable way of using desktop and laptop computers. This is a way for people with limitations around physical use of them and have been for some years now. I think it is what Stephen Hawking uses?
Taking a few preventive measures can help you to use your computer without developing repetitive strain and injuries. read more
good posture and regularly taking your eyes off the screen...even if only for a few seconds. they say that putting your computer in front of a window where you can look out helps.
Stop regularly and roll your eyes slowly to the left and right as far as you can.Keep your head straight ahead and look only with your eyes. Do this several times every half hour.
Also,stare straight ahead and check how much of your pereferal vision you can see without moving your head. Check as many details as possible.
Get up and stretch at your desk.Lean back as far as you can while breathing out.Try touching your toes keeping your head down as far as you can and keep your eyes closed for 10 seconds.
A break for every half an hour is recommended when anyone is using a computer or laptop.
A good way to relieve the strain eyes will be rubbing both hands together until it is hot and then put it on your eyes. This will have a therapeutic effect on the eyes.
I always do that when I have a tired eyes or my eyes are reddish. It can reduce the redness as well as the tired eyes.
Another way to prevent your eyes from straining while using a laptop is to; have lighting behind your computer/laptop screen. Having lighting in front of the screen will eventually cause eye strain.
Use eye drops to lubricate eyes. A safe brand to not cause redness. Look away often to rest from glare.
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