Category Archives: Computer User Health

Ergonomics, Exercise and the Computer Use Experience

Muscleloskeletal Pain and Suffering from Computer Use Can Be Reduced A lot of people have heard of ergonomics (the science of designing the workplace to fit workers’ needs) at work. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) have issued a lot of directives to handle workstation issues but computer related health conditions felt by the people I get to talk to seem to be on the increase. Nothing seems to be working to abate the Read More +

Computer Use and the World of Make Belief

Virtual Entrapment is the Reality of Our Lives Today as Humans Is everyone like me or am I the only one that has come to realize that as a human I over time became less and less able to deal with reality but lived in a fantasy world of my own making where what I believed or said or saw on the computer or television was more real than reality and anything that conflicted with that comfort zone I rejected as false. That is how Read More +

Computer Use Addiction

Computer Use Induces the Excessive Production of Dopamine Creating the Same Addictive Condition as Alcohol and Psychedelic Drugs Many people may suspect that they and other computer users they know are excessive users of computer devices such as laptops, desktops, cell phones, iPads, iPhones, video games and so on. Many people find they feel a need to constantly be on one computer device or the other especially those that enable online access even when they do not have to. This is a sign of computer Read More +

Computer use induced depressive emotions feel like Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a depressive disorder felt during the winter months when the availability of sunlight both in terms of intensity and duration of sunlight hours is low. Many people become deficient in a class of biochemicals called inhibitory neurotransmitters such as serotonin and Gamma Amino butyric acid (GABA) leading to feelings of depression and inability to cope with life. Many find themselves crying, feeling hurt unable to take criticism, cranky and unable to handle even a hint of the simplest arguments. This Read More +

Computer Dependent Office Work May Induce Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Computer users most often work in closed window offices that do not let in fresh air leaving the indoor air stale and unhealthy in many cases. Putting in central air purification systems could be effective in rebalancing the air. However, air purifiers need fresh outdoor air to recycle indoors for effective functioning. Consequently a lot of workers who otherwise do not suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) or Winter Blues find themselves in the winter months when the heater is on, feeling more lethargic, depressed Read More +

How to use the autumn/fall season to prepare for the winter

We are in fall season or if you prefer autumn now and it will gradually get very cold from now till the end of the year when we enter the really cold winter season. Now is the time to prepare your body for the hard work of keeping you healthy when the going gets tough in winter. Here are a few things you can do to prepare your body. Eat healthily by visiting your local community farmers market or one near you or that has Read More +

The Silent, Ignored Global Epidemic – Part III of a Three Part Article

The Real Threat that Computer Related Health Conditions Pose to Our Global Economy and Civilization Continued from Part II… I have been writing about computer related health conditions being the silent, ignored global epidemic. Please read on from where we left off in part II Some people erroneously think they can cope with the issues they have because they go to bed and wake up refreshed the next day. The body will always try to cope until it can no longer do so and then Read More +

The Silent, Ignored Global Epidemic – Part II of a Three Part Article

The Real Threat that Computer Related Health Conditions Pose to Our Global Economy and Civilization Continued from Part I… I have been writing about computer related health conditions being the silent, ignored global epidemic. Please read on from where we left off in Part I When we add the effect of alcohol consumption and smoking as many do when on the computer, and afterward throughout the day, it makes sense that we are ignorant of the fact that our body is telling us its stress Read More +

The Silent, Ignored Global Epidemic – Part I of a Three Part Article

The Real Threat that Computer Related Health Conditions Pose to Our Global Economy and Civilization Most people privately acknowledge that computer related health issues affect everyone but no one takes them seriously. In public no one want to touch the topic because of a mistaken fear that it will lead to many people not using the computer and affect our economy. The truth is that it is not acknowledging there is a problem and learning how to minimize it so it does not become devastating Read More +

5 Reasons Why Everyone Should Have an Annual Eye Exam

We all Need to Take the Issue of Annual Eye Exams More Seriously Most computer users over time begin to feel the effect of the fact that pixels the way words are presented on the computer screen are not the same as printed text. Many however force themselves to go on without an eye exam not fully understanding that they should really have their eyes checked. Here are four reasons why having an annual eye exam should be something every computer user does. 1) Computer Read More +