How excessive Computer usage can harm your health….


The Internet has undeniably become an important element of our life and so have our computers. But spending too much time of our time online or using computers isn’t good for our physical or mental health. The increased use of computers, at home or at work bring forth a number of health concerns. Over-usage of computers can cause physical afflictions like eye strain, Scoliosis, vision abnormalities, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, headache and backache – especially if you are over 40. The extended use of computers can damage the mental health of an individual as well. People who use their computers heavily in the evenings often feel depressed, anxious and reluctant to get up for work in the mornings.

A study carried out by a research group suggested that out of 10000 people spending long hours working on computers, 500 developed peripheral vision abnormalities and 165 had glaucoma. Glaucoma is an eye disorder that can lead to blindness, if not treated. Statistics further reveal that over 30 million computers are in use throughout the United States. That number is growing steadily and so are the health problems associated with the prolong use of computers. The Info-graphic below gives a view of some of the biggest threats for web geeks.
Death By Computer