Thursday, August 10, 2006

Is Your Computer Killing You?

I certainly hope your computer isn't killing you, but constant computer use sure can cause stress in many different ways, from repetitive stress injuries to backaches to eyestrain. It's up to you to be aware of these challenges and make responsible choices which are often as simple as sitting in a supportive chair or taking a break from the keyboard periodically.

This article comes by way of my friend at Veggies, Yarns & Tails. Below is just the introduction. Click on the title to pay a visit to Veggies and read the rest of the article.

Ten ways that the computer can hurt your body, mind, and the environment, and what you can do to minimize the damage.

By Lee Hamrick, Small Business Pipeline
Jan. 18, 2006

You would think being forced to cancel a ski trip because of a work emergency would be punishment enough. But it's not. Toiling (or even playing) away on your computer is cramping more than your style — it's hurting your body and your mind. It's not doing your planet much good, either.

Rest assured, hard-core computer fans, we're not going to suggest that you abandon your dual-core screamer and take up knitting. This is an online tech journal, after all. Just as we recognize that automobiles can be dangerous but still love a music-blaring ride in a souped-up ragtop, we want you to know the dangers of computing — and how to avoid them.

Read on for the top ten ways computing can hurt you — but watch your posture, OK?

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