Health and Fitness

Don’t Sacrifice Your Health For Technology! (Part 3)

June 8, 2007

Our health is extremely important to us because it can determine how we function as well as how easily susceptible we are to diseases and illnesses. Sometimes, our health status deteriorates because of the things we do and the food we eat. Well, it is most affected by our bad habits.

We spend long hours in front of the computer and just don’t move about. We snack while surfing the internet and soon are labelled as ‘Couch Potatoes’. It’s important for us to notice the bad habits that we pick up while basically just sitting around. Some of them are wrong body postures, wrong foods that we eat, wrong sitting manner etc.

So here are some tips for you to keep in mind of what you should notice when you are the computer doing work:

1. Adjust the height of your chair so that when you sit down, your knees are bent at 90 degrees and they are level with the chair

>> This ensures that there won’t be any form of muscle cramps that you may suffer for sitting in the same position for long periods.

2. Don’t slouch in your chair

>> Try to sit upright and keep a straight back posture.

3. Place a small pillow at the back area of the chair to support your back

>> It provides comfort as well as prevents you from slouching!

4. Do basic stretching exercises to loosen your muscles in your body regularly.

>> These exercises can also serve to refresh you especially after sitting down in front of the computer for long periods! Here’s a great website with simple stretching exercises for you –> Stretchnow

To a better health! 🙂

 

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