Modern technology has made an incredible difference to our lives in many ways, and there is no doubt that the majority of the jobs we occupy have been improved by the advancement of technology in some way or other. There is also little reason to believe that many are not grateful for this facet as part of our lives, and the ability to go and work in an office to pay the bills seems far more appealing than long days of manual labor to many who choose to do so.
This switch may well come at a cost, however. If the majority of your day, each day, every day, is spent sitting at your desk, and pretty much all of what you do requires you to be staring at the same screen, it is likely that some health complications will follow.
We aren’t meant to do the exact same thing all of the time, especially not by constantly exposing our retinas to artificial light for all of our working day. Satting in those chairs as well, the whole thing can begin to cause some major stress to your body after a while.
If you’re reading this while sitting at work in your office, you may now start to become acutely aware of how slightly uncomfortable your office chair is. Sitting down hunched over a desk is not really what we evolved for, especially in positions that do the spine no favors.
It isn’t all doom and gloom, however, as there are some very comfy chairs you can perch on at work that may well alleviate the stresses that your back has to deal with, day in, day out. Ask your boss; there is a good chance that kind of thing is covered. If you are likely to work better when your body doesn’t hurt, as will be the case for most people, a good chair to bring some correct posture could do wonders.
Mental stresses are also a problem at work that affects a lot of people, so finding ways to get out of the stressful routine is key. Get up, make yourself a coffee, and immerse yourself in a different world for a bit. You can achieve so much more with a clear head, so don’t let yourself get you down.
Staring at the screen can also affect our eyes in a number of ways – that kind of thing where you’ve been staring at a monitor all day, so you close your eyes and find the vision is still there, etched permanently onto your retinas. If you end up with eye problems, consider getting a pair of glasses, especially if you can never remember where you leave things.
Modern technology has brought us such changes we could only have dreamed of, but we need to remember to take care of ourselves while at work, or we end up being no use to anyone. Healthy body, healthy mind.