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  • No doubt, the advancements of technology have drastically simplified and improved the way we live, work, and manage our daily chores. Television, computers, cell phones etc. have made our lives easier. But all these have potentially adverse effects on our health.  Health problems like obesity, computer vision syndrome, carpel tunnel syndrome etc. are all gifts of over-use of technology and our deteriorating lifestyles.
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    No doubt, the advancements of technology have drastically simplified and improved the way we live, work, and manage our daily chores. Television, computers, cell phones etc. have made our lives easier. But all these have potentially adverse effects on our health. Health problems like obesity, computer vision syndrome, carpel tunnel syndrome etc. are all gifts of over-use of technology and our deteriorating lifestyles.

  • People these days are becoming habitual of using laptop and watching television lying in bed. This in result affects the sleeping patterns and thus causes health problems like fatigue, anxiety, depression etc.
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    People these days are becoming habitual of using laptop and watching television lying in bed. This in result affects the sleeping patterns and thus causes health problems like fatigue, anxiety, depression etc.

  • Recurrent headaches are a very frequent complaint among heavy computer users. Poor screen position, too small font, screen too bright/too dark, poor sitting posture are all commonly reported causes of chronic headache.
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    Recurrent headaches are a very frequent complaint among heavy computer users. Poor screen position, too small font, screen too bright/too dark, poor sitting posture are all commonly reported causes of chronic headache.

  • Today, back pain is one of the most common health problems among all generations of people but especially with the people who are involved in using computers or machines and watching television. Poor posture, incorrectly sized chair, or poorly positioned monitors are common culprits.
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    Today, back pain is one of the most common health problems among all generations of people but especially with the people who are involved in using computers or machines and watching television. Poor posture, incorrectly sized chair, or poorly positioned monitors are common culprits.

  • Spending most of the time watching television, surfing on internet and playing video games can harm your eyes and result in various eye problems like poor vision, night blindness, colour blindness, myopia etc.
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    Spending most of the time watching television, surfing on internet and playing video games can harm your eyes and result in various eye problems like poor vision, night blindness, colour blindness, myopia etc.

  • The maximum volume created by gadgets such as MP3 players and bluetooth headsets are equivalent to a jet plane taking off nearby. This destroys the sensory cells that take auditory information to the brain.
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    The maximum volume created by gadgets such as MP3 players and bluetooth headsets are equivalent to a jet plane taking off nearby. This destroys the sensory cells that take auditory information to the brain.

  • Every morning, we all push a button and coffee is ready in minutes. The electric razor shaves us, and the electric toothbrush cleans our teeth. Everything is coming on just a push of a button. This reduces the physical activity of people and makes them lazy and dependent on technology.
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    Every morning, we all push a button and coffee is ready in minutes. The electric razor shaves us, and the electric toothbrush cleans our teeth. Everything is coming on just a push of a button. This reduces the physical activity of people and makes them lazy and dependent on technology.

  • Watching television while lying on bed and working on computers for hours makes you of sedentary nature. This means that no physical activities, no exercising and no walking.
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    Watching television while lying on bed and working on computers for hours makes you of sedentary nature. This means that no physical activities, no exercising and no walking.

  • Mobile phones keypad, computer keyboards, game controllers or remote are widely used, in awkward positions, or with excessive force, which contributes to wear and tear on the body especially on thumb and fingers. Excessive and incorrect computer use can also result in carpal tunnel syndrome, which is a common, painful disorder of the wrist and the hand.
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    Mobile phones keypad, computer keyboards, game controllers or remote are widely used, in awkward positions, or with excessive force, which contributes to wear and tear on the body especially on thumb and fingers. Excessive and incorrect computer use can also result in carpal tunnel syndrome, which is a common, painful disorder of the wrist and the hand.

  • Millions of people are nowadays chat on the Internet and play games on the computer to communicate or interact with each other and play games. This in turn, decreasing the sociability of people and their physical interactivity, which are the most important and vital aspect of individual's development.
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    Millions of people are nowadays chat on the Internet and play games on the computer to communicate or interact with each other and play games. This in turn, decreasing the sociability of people and their physical interactivity, which are the most important and vital aspect of individual's development.

  • Sitting at computers, playing games, watching television, or operating a machine can also create chronic knee pain and lower back problems and shorten, or tighten hamstrings.
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    Sitting at computers, playing games, watching television, or operating a machine can also create chronic knee pain and lower back problems and shorten, or tighten hamstrings.

  • Computer and machine operators continue to become victims of RSI (repetitive strain injury) and OOS (occupational overuse syndrome).
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    Computer and machine operators continue to become victims of RSI (repetitive strain injury) and OOS (occupational overuse syndrome).

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