Category Archives: Wired Life

What is the Healthy Diet for the Computer User

Computer Use Makes Our Bodies Demand Certain Nutrients More Than Others Healthy eating or attempting to eat healthily is in fashion again. Everyone talks about organic food and fruits and vegetables. This is a good thing especially if we expect to have healthy younger generations to take care of us when we all grow old. If the coming generation is all sick there will be no one to take care of mum, dad and grandparents. This issue is especially pressing in today’s world of overexposure Read More +

Five Personal Hygiene Tips for the Computer User

Personal Hygiene Tips to Help with Computer Keyboard and Monitor Toxic Exposure Wash your hands – The age old advice to wash your hands before eating is very important for computer users as our fingers are constantly coming in contact with harmful germs and microbes from the keyboard which could be harmful if ingested over time. Have a daily bath or soaped down shower – A shower water rinse is not enough – There are two reasons for doing this. Firstly because we look at Read More +

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 and the Growing Phenomenon of Teenage Depression and Other Mental Issues – Part II of a Two Part Article

Part II ….. Continued from Part I Teenage depression. How did we get here from the age of the teenage years being the no worries age to that where kids have to worry about anti depressants like adults with lifetime consequences for their growing brains. The technology age is a difficult one for parents. Computers, the Internet, video games, cell phones and so one are all double edged tools. They are useful for quick communication and carrying our some certain tasks as well as for Read More +

Computer Use and the Growing Phenomenon of Teenage Depression and Other Mental Issues – Part I of a Two Part Article

This is an article I wrote in 2010 that is still current today – Read and enjoy There are many kinds of mental issues that afflict humans including depression, schizophrenia, Bi polar disorder and so on. Depression is a mental issue that afflicts many people in our society today. Mental issues are really a result of our inbuilt stress management system being overwhelmed in one or more areas. In bygone years depression was considered an adult only issue. Today however, both adults and children are 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 +

Year 2015 New Year resolutions for the wired person

Who is a wired person and why would such a person need a New Year resolution? In today’s world, most of us are wired people as we spend most of the day wired to one electronic gadget or another. We feel a compulsion to be connected not to other people in face to face conversation but to electronic devises that provide a feeling of empowerment, for example, computers, ipads, cell phones and so on. New Year resolutions are the fad for most people each year, 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 +