Tag Archives: Wired Life

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 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 +

8 Benefits of Taking a Computer Free Vacation

8 Reasons Not to Feel Guilty About Not Checking Your Email While on Vacation 1) You detoxify your system from all the anxiety of the daily grind. A vacation from work we are told is necessary to help us maintain a high productivity level. Many of us sometimes carry our work with us on our vacations. We check the email everyday. In addition many of us spend the time on social websites and so instead of feeling relaxed when we get back we immediately loose Read More +