PAIN IN THE NECK could be from your computer

by Hege Crowton – Date: 2005-12-08 – Word Count: 688

Did you know that spending long hours at your computer can put your health at serious risk? Most people does not even consider that possibility, but t does, Working at a desk is extremely hard on your body, and I would like to share this with you so maybe you can avoid some of the most common health risks. One of the most common one is: NECK PAIN

Tips for NECK PAIN relief

Neck pain can really get irritating if it persists for long periods of time. The pain can get unbearable that’s why some people succumb to taking medications or pain relievers only to find out that they don’t do them any good. Let’s check out these simple and basic tips on how to treat and relieve you from neck pain.

1. Get spinal checkups regularly. It is very important to always keep your spine aligned. This can ensure the proper functioning of your neck and back, specifically the upper region. Your chiropractor will do spinal adjustments on you. This can decrease the stress on your thoracic and cervical spines. It also improves the communication between your brain and all parts of the body. As a result, a happier and healthier you.

2. Always be conscious of your posture. There are a lot of people who exhibit poor posture. When asked to stand up straight, they are unable to exude the proper posture anymore. This is because they have been used to that kind of posture and they are unaware of it already. Proper posture does not only involve the back, as lot may think. It also includes the neck. Poor posture, if not dealt with can give rise to neck pain as well.

3. Exercise regularly. Exercising does not only do good to the body’s muscular and cardiovascular system but to the skeletal system, too. For an efficient and effective program, you have to do at least three sessions a week for about forty minutes. In order to be more inspired to do these exercises, involve the whole family and your friends. It will benefit, not only yourself, but your loved ones as well.

4. Eat well and eat right. Naturally, you keep your body healthy by eating the right food at the right amount. When you observe proper diet and nutrition, your body will the given the appropriate energy or fuel that can increase your endurance and performance. It can also increase your body’s immune system to fight injuries and sickness. It can speep your recovery from injury and it also makes you feel good. If you are having a hard time eating right, you might as well consider taking up dietary supplements to cover up for vitamin and mineral deficiencies in your body.

5. Manage stress. There are a lot of techniques devised to relieve stress, if not to eliminate it totally. Usually, stress is carried on the upper back, the shoulders, and the neck. If you prefer, go to your nearest chiropractor to ask about these techniques and how to do them the right way.

6. Do not put pressure on your neck. For example, while using the telephone, do not use your neck and shoulders to hold it while you talk. In the office, always sit properly and keep your neck straight by working at eye level. You can unconsciously get neck pain during sleep because you are unaware of your movements. You can use a cervical pillow for this. You can also roll a towel and put it around the curve of your neck while you sleep. Never sleep on your stomach.

7. Stretch. It is always best to do stretching if possible. In the office or at home, you can take short breaks just to reduce the tension. Some massage won’t hurt either. It can decrease the tension not only on your shoulders but also on your neck.

Do not let yourself get weighed down by neck pain. If you are one of those people suffering from neck pain, do not fret. There are a lot of simple techniques and remedies you can get and use wherever you may be.

There are other risks as you sit in front of that computer but it would be to much to write about in this article, so if you would like to learn more about other risks such as:

Eye strain RSI (Repetitive Stress Syndrome) Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Constant Head Aches Dizziness Breathing Problems Difficulty Concentrating

You can learn all about this in the book: “The Painless PC”, which can be found at:

http://www.HealthCrow.com

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http://www.ergonomictimes.com/article.php?articleID=5&title=NeckPain

How fish and colour can help relieve anxiety and stress
tress is a big thing in our lives today. Whether it’s at home from the family, bill worries or at the office with deadlines and office frictions. How can we help combat these stresses and live happier stress free lives?

An aquarium offers a calming distraction with some mental stimulation that can help to calm the mind, not to mention add a splash of colour along with calming sights and sounds. An aquarium in your home or office can have positive effects on many levels.

According to feng shui experts, water is a basic element, a beneficial and needed one in the home or office. In combination with fish, which symbolise prosperity in many life areas. The word for fish in Chinese “yu” also means success, indicating in feng shui, that keeping fish attracts success to ones self.

These fish, to attain ones wish of success and act as a stress buster, must be kept in a clean and clear environment. The internal balance of life in the aquarium will affect the surrounding space and bring balance to it. An aquarium with life, beauty and flow will bring these properties into your outer world.

Goldfish are very important fish in feng shui. These fish in Chinese mythology are descended from water dragons which makes them creators of good luck and attract positive outcomes in any enterprises you may wish to start.
As an example, a round (which symbolises wholeness) shaped water container with goldfish in it would be ideal to place at the entrance of any business premises or new house.

Another good feng shui fish is the arrowana (for large tanks only) that are known as dragon fish. These fish are available in gold, silver, red, green and black these fish are endangered in the wild and can only certified, captive bred individuals are available these are expensive, but a excellent status symbol and bringer of luck, if you can afford the high price.

Numbers and colours of fish are also relevant to bringing different properties according to feng shui experts. The number nine symbolises the centre or heart and brings health, so nine fish for example is a good number for bringing prosperity and health into your home or business, if more space is available in the tank then multiples of 9 are good. Three is another good number symbolising creativity, so three fish will maximise the creativity of those around them. Gold coloured fish symbolise energy and good fortune while black fish symbolise protection and will absorb bad energy. A ratio of one black fish and two gold would be the most ideal combination.

As well as fish tanks, ponds are also relevant when taking into consideration number and colour of fish.

Also wood compliments the elements of water greatly as water symbolises old age and wood – birth. This combination can be very beneficial so a wooden cabinet or wooden ornament for your tank, or decking for your pond is an excellent way to incorporate both wood and water together.

In feng shui colours can also have great effect so decorate your aquarium in the your chosen colour to bring the results you want.

Blue; is a calming colour and can accentuate an area for contemplation or meditation like a library or study area.

Green; symbolises hope, vitality and a long life. Also lush growth vegetation and annual rebirth are great for family areas.

Red; means truth and virtue and also wards off evil and is life affirming bringing luck, life, glory, power, and happiness. Good for the on show areas of ones home.

Purple; similar to red, and in combination with red and gold will bring wealth. Has an association with royalty

White; purity in a moral and spiritual sense and will maximise the childrens’ area and creativity zones

Black; is a great colour for protection and will absorb any negative energy around.

Pink; as a combination of red and white it’s good for relationships and romance.

Yellow; symbolises authority and rank meaning tolerance and acceptance, honesty and trust will bring out the best in the centre or heart of your home.

Gold is great for attracting wealth and prosperity into your life so another good colour for the heart of your home.

An office aquarium needs to be in a prominent position for best results in busting free of those stress levels, along with a multitude of other additional benefits depending on how you set your tank up and where you choose to put it. Having an aquarium in your home or office space can bring all kinds of benefits into your lives, wealth, happiness and prosperity are just a few of them.

http://www.hintsandthings.com/kennel/stressrelief.htm

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March 16, 2011

Bad Effect Of Computers

February 12, 2011

Bad Effect Of Computers

How computers affect our health

Can you remember the last day when you haven’t used your computer? Or the last week when you didn’t touch the keyboard? I’m pretty sure you can’t, as computers entered our lives fast and we are now used to use them every day.

All this sounds ok, but I’m guessing you don’t know what health problems we are exposed to if we use computers too much. A few weeks ago I’ve came across a short list of health problems caused by a geek lifestyle, but I didn’t had time to tell you about them, till today.

So, let’s take them one by one:

• Sleep disorders – insomnia or often awakening during the nights. Cause is frequent use on PC or laptop right after you wake up. Resolution is pretty simple, don’t lay in bad working, just do something that doesn’t stimulate your brain too much.
• Headaches – often caused by improper environment surrounding computer use. Check your screen position, room lighting, chair, glasses.
Back pain – caused by improper chair sitting position and prolonged absence of back muscles exercises
• Poor attention span – that very interesting. We are used to do multitasking, working with different programs at the same time and being concentrated on several points on the screen, when feedback is expected. When we are facing only one task, we get bored faster, we can’t concentrate enough on the singular task. Meetings, when you have to be focus on the discussion is a killer. There isn’t too much you can do to correct this, as your brain takes longer to learn another work pattern.

As you can see, I’ve said “we” several times, as I consider myself an intensive computer user, with more than 10 hours a day of online time. Maybe future will solve those kind of health problems, but I’m not counting on it. I’m now trying to figure out a lifestyle that gets me enough time with my beloved computers without putting my life in danger. What do you think? Do you manage to escape the terrible force of online…

http://www.oppapers.com/essays/Bad-Effect-Of-Computers/225484

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A critical defining characteristic of workplace bullying, according to the WBI definition, is that it harms the health of the targeted individual. Health endangerment distinguishes bullying from routine office politics, teasing, roughhousing, prickliness, incivilities, and boorishness.
1. Anxiety, stress. excessive worry (76%)
2. Loss of concentration (71%)
3. Disrupted sleep (71%)
4. Feeling edgy, irritable, easily startled and constantly on guard (paranoia) (60%)
5. Stress headaches (55%)
6. Obsession over details at work (52%)
7. Recurrent memories, nightmares and flashbacks (49%)
8. Racing heart rate (48%)
9. Needing to avoid feelings, thoughts, and situations that remind you of trauma or a general emotional “flatness”(47%)
10. Body aches–muscles or joints (45%)
11. Exhaustion, leading to an inability to function (41%)
12. Compulsive behaviors (40%)
13. Diagnosed depression (39%)
14. Shame or embarrassment that led to dramatic changes in lifestyle (38%)
15. Significant weight change (loss or gain) (35%)
16. Chronic fatigue syndrome (35%)
17. Panic attacks (32%)
18. TMJ (jaw tightening/teeth grinding) (29%)
19. Skin changes, e.g., shingles, rashes, acne (28%)
20. Use of substances to cope: tobacco, alcohol, drugs, food (28%)
21. Asthma or allergies (27%)
22. Thinking about being violent towards others (25%)
23. Suicidal thoughts (25%)
24. Migraines (23%)
25. Irritable bowel syndrome (colitis) (23%)
26. Chest pains (23%)
27. Hair loss (21%) (Scroll down to continue reading)
28. Fibromyalgia–inflamed joints and connective tissue (19%)
29. High blood pressure/hypertension (18%)
30. Ulcers (11%)
31. Angina (11%)
32. Heart arythmia (5%)
33. Heart attack(s) (3%)

Source: Workplace Bullying Institute
http://www.mdstopbully.com/Health_Impacts.html