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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 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 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 +

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 +