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Managing Computer Stress by Easy
Stress comes from all sides these days, in home and
workplace. Computer related stress - caused typically by crashing or
malfunctioning programmes , slow downloads, irritating emails or
just sheer job repetition and figuring out how to do things online-
can build up and cause you to feel bad, and eventually even make you
Luckily gentle easy exercise is an excellent preventive and cure for computer related
stress and workplace anxieties.
Assuming you aren't obese, pregnant or have
any condition that could be made worse by exercise, here are 10
tested and useful tips for staying cooler and fitter at the
Close eyes and gently massage lids. Then
open them and look away and focus on a distant object. Dont
look at any one object too long, a few seconds will do. Repeat
Relax and breathe in counting 5 and out
deeply and slowly counting 10 for about 1 min. Close your eyes
if you wish, but don't fall asleep!
Turn your head gently to the left then to
the right a few times. Don't strain.
Hold them in front of you and gently rotate
clockwise and then anticlockwise a few times. Again, please
Place them by your sides, palms downward
facing and at right angles to your arms. Make 10 SMALL circles
with each hand, clockwise and then anticlockwise.
Move your arms to the front, rest the
tips of your fingers on your shoulders, and rotate your elbows
in small circles 10 times clockwise. Relax, Repeat rotating
your elbows in an anticlockwise
With head and neck relaxed, squeeze your
shoulders upwards towards your ears. Relax. Now reach downward
at both sides for a few seconds, not bending and keeping your
arms straight. Relax.
Stand and GENTLY flexing your body forward
and backward a couple of times. Don't bend too far, and STOP
if you feel dizzy.
Walk away from your PC at least once an
hour. Try taking mini-breaks at your keyboard every 5 minutes
Live healthily away from the computer.
Sport, yoga, a good diet and meditation will all help
raise your overall stress resistance.
tip: If you feel embarrassed, start with eye,
hand, wrist and neck exercises. But remember that breaks are
Gently and gradually exercise your PC stress
away, and you'll achieve better productivity, plus healthy
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