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Spending Too much Time Before The Computer ?

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    Lightbulb Spending Too much Time Before The Computer ?

    If you have answered yes to the question and clicked on this Thread , Then your Health might be at Risk . People Who spend Too much Time before the computer are prone to many problems

    Workers/casual users who spend long periods in front of a computer terminal typing at a keyboard are susceptible to eyestrain, back discomfort, and hand and wrist problems such as carpal tunnel syndrome.
    -Courtesy American Bureau of Labor Statistics
    In order to avoid these problems [ and prevent your neck ache and Back ache from becoming chronic ] like mine did , make sure you take precautionary measures ! .

    You must take frequent breaks in between your work schedules and the time spent before the monitor .

    For this you can use Some softwares to remind you to take a break by displaying pop up windows or in some extreme cases locking your keyboard or a bot showing you the middle finger [:lol:]

    I mean some hardcore Workaholics really need to be told to F off for their own health's sake :sad: .Its A sad world we live in

    These settings are of course controlled by you ! You set the timing of interval and the mode of alerting you .

    WorkRave

    This is one such Software
    You have a Linux Verion for Both KDE and Gnome Interface as well as For Windows XP

    Here is a Ubuntu Screenshot

    It ll alert you periodically and also Miss Rave will guide you thru some basic stretching exercises !


    Ok .....

    For good health :54:


    Lets give it a shot


    http://www.workrave.org/welcome/

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    Am afraid as you have mentioned here I am surely vulnerable to the problems. There are days when I need to sit in front of the computer for more than 10 hours and in most occasions the sessions are at a stretch. Maybe am lucky these health problems have not affected me till now but am very much prone to it as it seems. BTW, am not addicted to internet its just my regular work that makes me sit so long. Need to incorporate some of these ideas to ensure good health prevailing.

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    Great post Shadow!!!:thumbup1:

    I didn't find it till now.

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    Excellent post, you have my repo !

    I was wondering how come nobody has posted on this important issue. Even after all these years many if not most people are not aware of these issues.

    However it would be nice to introduce the concept of ergonomics as well in this article.


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    Nice to see that this article was helpful to u people

    If you feel you have some important info to share regarding health feel free to post it here .....

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    Forgot about that thing!!!
    Thank you for reminding me, newprouser!!!

    @ Shadowcon
    Repo for you mere yara!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhaneshv View Post
    Thank you for reminding me, newprouser!!!
    About wat ?

    And welcome back dude , we missed u.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by newprouser View Post
    About wat ?

    And welcome back dude , we missed u.....
    About giving repo to him...

    And, thank you yar, for remembering me...
    I also missed you all...

    P.S: Please don't confuse it as a mistake. What I meant was exactly 'remembering'....
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    Oooo.......
    That was good.
    But, it may break your neck.

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    @Daneshv

    thanks

    @npr

    LOLZ good one

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    good post !!!

    after reading this i am really feeling scared !!!

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    thanks shadow, i been using the software for a week now, its very good

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    I spend a total of 10 hours before computer lol and it is very addicting. :36:

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    Quote Originally Posted by manojjonam10 View Post
    I spend a total of 10 hours before computer lol and it is very addicting. :36:
    You really need to get some good breaks and rest man.....

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    i spend 10 hours online(means on comp,obvious) and some 5 hours on mobile too( my love for IBB)
    job takes the child away.

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    Thanks for this thread Eddy, its something which we all forget thanks for reminding us to take health into consideration too while being on the comp for prolonged hours!

    Quote Originally Posted by newprouser View Post
    Good one newprouser!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Preeti_20 View Post
    Good one newprouser!
    thanks

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    And use a kneeling chair ...





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    ive seen those chairs, but what about the back support, its seems a bit annoying to sit on!

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    A colleague has one at the office. Believe me the back rest is not required at all. And it is one of the most relaxing chairs.

    When you kneel down, your back is absolutely straight and requires no support. This is the same principle.
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    Anyone got any idea where I can get one at Delhi?
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    They are yet to be manufactured/imported by any regular brand companies. In Pune, a guy makes them for you. Check such furniture wallas.
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    Very informative.Internet addiction is killing me...I have sore fingers at the end of the day.

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