Good tip Jose.
Here I copy it from the group Care2 Feedback and Suggestions---- Thanks Jose! Another tip is to make sure your head is couple feet from the screen. If you need to increase the font so you can read better try holding down your ctrl button and pressing the + sign key. Hope this helps! Have a great day everyone! Kristen Care2 Support
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Thank you again Jose! That is what I do already.
I have been on the computer a lot so I wanted to refresh my memory of what I should be doing all day long.
How about some tips on the best way to sit at the computer.
for some tips on the best way to sit at the computer look http://www.care2.com/c2c/groups/disc.html?gpp=41&pst=1260308
now as far as the eyes are concerned, green colours are good for the eyes, the effect is very calming -probably no result though until you make it a habit (goes for every thing lol)- and as "Hildegard von Bingen", an expert in natural medicine of the 12th Century claims too...Sure the fresh air plays a part, but it´s maybe not by chance that a walk in the woods is good for us too...To how to best sit in front of the computer, well, stand up and make some movements kinda once in a while depending how long you´ ve been sitting in front of it... How about some stretching ?! How about a cuppa green tea ?!
Have fun !
let me add this respectively complement in connection with sitting at the computer:
it probably won´t help to choose a certain posture, I only can imagine, it rather stiffens. We´re having fun or at least if we wanna see fun in the whole, I for one would rather leave the chair for a while to relax, stretching, kinda limbering up and " and then regain the seat again "...I wouldn´t use a SWIVELLING CHAIR , sure comfortable, but buddy it´s a torture for the " colonne vertébrale " in the end, this though if you use the comp every day during long hours...At a time you need to go and see the orthopedist...that´s perish the word for sure...
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Hi! Just wanted to add that my doctor suggested posting a note next to my computer to remember to keep my posture straight, since I tend to lean towards the screen.
Thanks for the tips Jose,Monqui
I would like to add more tips
1) Never sit too long at one position .
2) Take a walk in the middle
3) stretch your arms
4) Move your shoulders clockwise - anticlockwise
5) Always give some rest to your eyes .
6) close your eyes and meditate for a while. ( inhale- exhale)
All the BEST
Great information, everyone! Thanks!
All the information you posted is very true and useful but sometimes we just forget how much we use our eyes and stay online for a long time. Using the computer is part of my job and I have had several episodes of eye pain and this is really terrible. What should I do to remember these tips?
Imagine for example each hour you must take one glass of water
use the same system i think you can see the computers clock while you are working look at it when you finish or start a new task to do and if it´s time for resting your eywes... first of all before say to your chief that each hour you must rest your eyes because you´d a terrible pain and if you don´t rest your eyes the thing will repesat or perhaps worse your eyes will be damagedand you can´t work with the computer.
Another way say to one of your coworkers if you have teach hour call me and when your co worker calls you you know what you have to do...
put a label or a paper saying so in your desktop if you can that way each time you sit to use the computer you will see how is the better way to sit
Thank you to all of you for the great information.
My understanding is that one hour without a break is MAXIMUM.
Ideally it should be closer to 45 minutes.
I use a small software alarm to alert me every 45 min.
IDEALLY one should also get up and move around within that time. Even to sit up and walk a quick loop around your computer desk. Even better to get even 5 min. of fresh air.
The body was not meant to sit and stare for long periods.
After using computer for 10 minutes, focus on something 10 feet away for 10 seconds. Good for eyestrain.
thanks. I will try this
I spend a lot of time on screen. every 45 minutes alarm is the best thing followed by these eye exercises is a great idea.
will follow that. Thanks
Great advice. I spend a whole lot of time in front of the computer as well
Good suggestions. Thank you, everyone.
Thanks everyone for reminding me of this topic. I even commented on this some time ago but one can forget so easily!
Great Advice! Thanks!!
Good to know, my eyes are a little over worked because of all my computer hours online.
I hope I won't be needing glasses any time soon though......
I sit at the computer for way too long.
I am sitting at the computer a lot but never for long periods of time all at once. Much of the reason I move away as I just don't want to be there any more. So what I do is wash dishes, sweep the floor, do my laundry or whatever else needs doing in the house. I am fortunate that I work from home so I can easily do that which means a clean house and lots of writing on the computer too.
I was recommened by a yogic master to do head stands or sholder stands for my poor eyesite. One way I can understand this is that this increases the presure or circulation to my eyes. I have a few problems with my shoulders so I am looking into inversion machines instead.