B.A.(H)Psychology, M.A.Psychology, Ph. D - Psychology
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Which problem from the following can be caused by working on the PC for long?
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Bad posture is not necessarily a consequence of sitting. Anything you do habitually can have an impact on your posture. Back pain, shoulder and neck pain are few of the consequences of bad posture. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is generally caused due to the repetitive wrist movements are seen in computer professionals. This results in pain and numbness. Eye strain from looking at the PC for long is also a common downside.
Which of the following tip you should follow if you're working on a PC for long?
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Take short breaks. After an intense session in front of the PC, get moving. Go for a small walk outside the office, preferably in the open. Relax your body muscles. Work on the PC for 20-25 minutes straight, and then do simple head exercises and chin exercises. The top of your PC screen needs to be on a level with your eyes so that you don't have to look much below for the screen. This way, you can avoid head, shoulder and neck pain.
Sitting in front of the computer for too long can cause anxiety and depression
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If you are working on the PC for unusually long stretches, you may end up experiencing less face to face conversations with your family, friends, and colleagues. This way, you will be isolating yourself and can land up in anxiety, resulting in depression. The most common symptoms would include tense muscles, back pain, poor sleep, headaches, etc.
Working on the PC continuously is related to obesity
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As much as skipping meals can be a problem if you're glued to the computer throughout the day, sitting in front of your PC for unusually long hours can lead to obesity as well. Your tendency will be to munch on something all the time that you'll be on the couch. Moreover, prolonged hours on the chair with no movements or exercise can lead to increased weight gain and obesity.
And finally, is working on your PC for long hours linked to cancer as well?
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You can put yourself at the risk of cancer gnawing away at your life if you spend too many hours in front of your computer screen. Research suggests that long hours of PC work is linked to breast cancer in women and colon cancer. One study showed that most active people reduce their chances of colon cancer by almost 30-35%, whereas active women reduce the chances of breast cancer by almost 20-30%.