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:

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How To Use Recycle Bin Recovery.
Posted on May 19, 2009
by Allie Sanchez

We’ve all experienced that sinking feeling when we realize that we’ve deleted a file by mistake that we actually need. This might just be a file that you’ve created at home for fun or a file that you have been creating for work purposes. Either way, accidental deletion can seem like a real headache.

Don’t, however, panic too quickly here. You have access to an in-built solution on your computer that could see you find your file again in minutes and get it back where it belongs. This solution is sitting on your desktop although you may not have noticed it before. It is known as the Recycle Bin.

The Recycle Bin works just like a waste paper basket that you might have by your computer desk. Say you jot down some notes on a scrap of paper and when you are done with it you throw it away. A little later you realize that the scrap of paper also had a phone number on it that you need.

So, what do you do? Reach down into the bin, rummage around until you find your piece of paper and take it out. This is basically how your computer’s Recycle Bin works. Like a real bin, until you empty it the Recycle Bin holds the files and data that you have deleted or thrown away from your system.

To get a deleted file back from this utility you first need to open it up to check if the file is still there. Your Recycle Bin will show you a list of the files that you have deleted. When you find the file that you need to restore all you need to do is to click on it and then click on Restore.
The file will now move out of the Recycle Bin. It will be placed back in the location into which you originally saved it so you will be able to open it, read it and work on it once again. But, what if you have emptied your Recycle Bin already?

If you have already emptied your Recycle Bin then you may not be able to use this method of file restoration. If you are at this stage then it’s kind of like having emptied your waste bin into the garbage. But, you’d still know that your scrap of paper that you originally threw away was still in the garbage somewhere. You might just need to dig deeper to get at it.

The same goes for files that you have deleted even if you’ve emptied your Recycle Bin. Files are not automatically completely deleted from your computer even after you’ve emptied your Bin here. You may not be able to find them via standard links but the data that they contained will still be stored on your computer in the background.

The easiest way to find and restore files in this state is to use a specialist software product that can search for deleted files. These programs can help you source and restore accidental deletions which can be real useful in this scenario.


How to keep your PC clean and quick
ARA) – What you don’t know can hurt you – big time – when it comes to what’s hiding in your PC. From “naturally” occurring registry errors to more insidious threats like spyware, hidden problems can slow your computer performance to a crawl or even cause it to crash.

A little pro-active maintenance, however, can go a long way towards preventing problems. Keeping your PC “clean” and running at its best is as simple as establishing a routine maintenance schedule and using the right kinds of software to address the most common problems. The good news is, many of these maintenance tasks can be automated, thanks to software developers who understand how busy the average PC user is – and how baffling trouble-shooting can be.

Here are three key “cleaning” tasks that you should perform on a regular basis (at least once a week):

Run a registry cleaner

If your computer is slower now than when you first bought it, the problem may be registry errors. Installing and removing software, playing online games, application crashes and upgrades of software problems can all create “natural” errors in your PC’s registry. They accumulate over time and the more errors you have, the higher the likelihood that you’ll experience trouble.

To protect your system, install a one-click tool called Advanced Registry Optimizer 5 (ARO 5). The software ferrets out and corrects registry errors. Manufacturer Sammsoft offers free trials of ARO 5 so people can check their systems for errors. Go to to download your free trial. Once the download is complete, just click “run” to install ARO 5. The program will scan and diagnose your PC’s registry, tell you how many errors it found and then fix the first 20 errors for free. If you like the trial version, you can upgrade to the full unlimited commercial system for just $29.95.

Industry watcher Softarea51 recently gave the software 5 stars, calling it “a remarkable product, best of breed in its class, rising above its competitors by its innovative approach.”

Out spyware

Did you know that 61 percent of PCs have spyware on them? And of those infected, 92 percent of users didn’t know spyware was present on their computers, according to a poll by AOL and the National Cyber-Security Alliance.

Spyware – software that gets installed on your computer without your knowledge or consent – is considered a serious security threat. Not only can spyware collect information about your Internet usage, it can install additional software, hijack your browser, change your computer settings and slow down your computer performance.

Scan for spyware daily if you are on the Internet often and download frequently. Many companies offer completely free anti-spyware software for download.

Be vigilant to viruses

With so many other computer threats cropping up, it may be easy to overlook virus protection. But viruses continue to be a major threat to computer security, costing consumers and companies billions of dollars worldwide each year to prevent virus transmission and clean up after infection.

The best defense is a good offense when it comes to computer viruses. Subscribe to a virus protection software that provides constant updates since new viruses emerge and old ones evolve into new forms every day. Scan for new viruses at least once a week – more frequently if you are a heavy Internet user or receive large volumes of unsolicited e-mail.

Don’t wait until it’s too late…go to to download your free trial. Once the download is complete, just click “run” to install ARO 5. The program will scan and diagnose your PC’s registry, tell you how many errors it found and then fix the first 20 errors for free. If you like the trial version, you can upgrade to the full unlimited commercial system for just $29.95.

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