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Working on the screen: every two hours to relax the eye
More and more people spend a large part of their working time on the computer. If you sit at your desk all day and stare at the screen, not only do you often experience complaints such as back pain, but also eye problems. Therefore, you should take time to relax more often.
Give yourself a break now and then
Neck tension, headache, flickering eyes and tired, dry eyes: Hardly anyone who spends several hours working on the computer every day is spared such complaints. In order not to put too much strain on your health, you should consider a few tips and give yourself a little break every now and then.
Getting up and walking around every now and then
To avoid complaints such as back problems caused by office work, health experts recommend regular exercise in the office, among other things. Employees should always get up and walk around, stretch, or do simple fitness exercises.
Good ergonomics at the workplace also help to keep health risks at the workplace low. For example, you shouldn't sit too close to the screen.
Stare at the monitor
The constant staring at the monitor is an enormous strain on the eyes. Experts advise sufferers to regularly give their eyes a break, close them for a moment and then let their gaze wander into the distance.
In addition, you should blink every now and then, otherwise the eyes will dry out quickly. If this is the case, you should use drops carefully, if at all. According to experts, the preservatives in the eye drops can also damage the eye, such as chronic inflammation of the surface of the eye.
Pressurize to relax the eyes
In the current issue of the magazine "Der Naturarzt" (December 2016), VDU workers are advised to take a pressure to relax their eyes. It is best to do this every two hours.
To do this, the eyes are closed and the elbows are supported on the desk. Then place the palms of your hands over your eyes, with the ball of your hand resting on the bone under your eyes. Then apply light pressure on the eyes for a few minutes. (ad)