Simple and Important Health tips for IT Professionals
Drink water – Drink plenty of water. It helps reduce puffiness. When a person is dehydrated, especially in an air-conditioned office the body starts storing water as a defense mechanism. This adds to puffiness around the eyes.
Splash water on your face- During breaks, splash water on your face with eyes open. This has an overall relaxing effect and helps you feel refreshed.
Use tea bags-Keep two used tea bags in the refrigerator before you leave for work. Once you are home, place the tea bags on your eyes for a few minutes as you relax. This not only soothes tired eyes, but also reduces puffiness.
Keep the screen brightness the same or brighter than the brightness of other objects in the room
After every 20 minutes of looking into the computer screen, turn your head and try to look at any object placed at least 20 feet away. This changes the focal length of your eye, a must-do for the tired eye.
Try and blink your eyes for 20 time in succession, to moist it.
Make sure you move your hands, legs, back, and neck
Every 10 minutes throughout the day. Get up and take short walks from your workstation periodically.
Maintain a good working posture: Hands, wrists and forearms are straight, in-line and roughly parallel to the floor.
Maintain a good working posture: Thighs and hips are supported by a well-padded seat and generally parallel to the floor.
Adjust your position at a safe distance from where you can clearly view the elements on the monitor and read the text without slipping to awkward postures. The preferred distance between the eye and monitor is in the range of 20-40 inches (50-100 cm).
In addition to taking regular short walks outside or taking a daily multivitamin, you can get vitamin D through your diet. For example, eating fortified cereals and fatty fish like salmon and tuna can help keep your vitamin D level normal.
Regularly wiping your keyboard and other desk surfaces with an antibacterial wipe will help prevent bacterial infections. If you spend a lot of time working at other peoples’ machines, keep a bottle of hand sanitizer around. If you tend to eat lunch or snacks while working, be sure to keep your hands clean.
For neck pain, adjust your chair and monitor so that the screen is at eye level and your neck is not tilted while you work.
Have a pet at home, which will help you to reduce your stress.
Palming of eyes – Rub palms of both hands and apply on eyes it gives rest and relaxation to eyes
Deep Breathing: They release emotional stress and calm the mind.