How does spending long hours in front of the computer affect our health? - Letsdiskuss
LetsDiskuss Logo
Gallery
Ask Question

Ruchika Dutta

Teacher | Posted 17 Aug, 2018 |

How does spending long hours in front of the computer affect our health?

Priya Gupta

Working with holistic nutrition.. | |Updated 17 Aug, 2018

Now that technology has invaded our lives in all manners, we all are almost handicapped without technology and computers. A large part of work force today, works in front of computers and laptops for 9-12 hours. And our eyes are not the only body part that suffer due to this.


Scientists and doctors advise to spend not more than 3-4 hours in front of computers but no one actually heeds to such advises. This leads to a lot of diseases like:

Pulmonary Embolism: Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a blockage of an artery in the lungs by a substance that has moved from elsewhere in the body through the bloodstream (embolism).

Diabetes: Women are more prone to this disease if they spend long hours in front of computer. It’s a problem of a lifetime.

Increasing Fat: Most of us suffer from fatness and big bellies. It also gives rise to obesity and lethargy.

Depression, anxiety, and mood swings: Keep looking at computer screen and you will catch a headache. Computer also gives rise to depression, anxiety, and other mental conditions in various indirect ways. Before we realize, we are in the grip of such diseases.

Blood Pressure: Either an increase or a decrease in blood pressure can occur due to sitting in front of computer for long.

(Courtesy: thehealthsite.com)

(Translated from Hindi by Team Lets Diskuss)