6 Serious Health Issues Of Sitting In Front Of A Computer For A Long Time

Sitting for five hours a day in front of a computer screen can gradually increase the risk of depression and insomnia.2 min

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6 Serious Health Issues Of Sitting In Front Of A Computer For A Long Time
6 Serious Health Issues Of Sitting In Front Of A Computer For A Long Time

Nowadays, there are a lot of attractive things that make us spend our time on computers like applications, social media, and the internet. You must be careful when using your computer and do not waste your day in useless things.

Here are what happens when we sit in front of a computer for a long time.

1- Depression

Sitting for five hours a day in front of a computer screen can gradually increase the risk of depression and insomnia.

A recent survey of 25,000 workers, many complained of feeling depressed, anxious and reluctant to get up for work in the mornings.

Dr. Tetsuya Nakazawa, at Chiba University in Japan, said: ‘ This result suggests the prevention of mental disorders and sleep disorders requires the restriction of computer use to less than five hours a day.’

The results, published in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine, showed one in four staff spent at least five hours a day at their terminal.

If there were no preventive measures for improving one’s spiritual condition, the rising depression might also cause physical harm.

2- Neck and Back Pain

Staying a lot in one position causes neck, shoulder and back pain, and sometimes leg pain, poor muscle tone, inhibited nerves, and poor blood circulation. These are the most widely spread ones, but there are more.

Weak spinal muscles might lead to vertebral displacements, which in turn might hurt or even cut nerves or blood vessels causing terrible back pain and other health issues.

3- Metabolic Disorders

Dr. Mercola, an osteopathic physician and New York Times bestselling author, suggests that prolonged sitting is linked to weight gain and associated biochemical changes, such as alterations in hormones, metabolic dysfunction, leptin dysfunction, and inflammation – all of which could promote cancer.

A long period of sitting causes relaxation of the abdominal muscles. The mushy muscles lead to obesity, which prevents from proper breathing and triggers other issues.


4- Heart Diseases

The lack of physical activity inhibits our muscles. That leads to lowering of the rate of burning fats and slow blood flow. Therefore, the velocity of oxygen transport will decrease markedly leading to minor problems and other fatal ones as a heart attack.

Read Also:
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5- cerebral Circulation Loss

The function of our brains might disappear if the pressure decreased severely. Normally, the brain of a healthy individual receives 15% of cardiac blood output. Then, it uses 20% of total body oxygen and 25% of total body glucose.

Accordingly, blood pressure loss across the cerebral circulation, possibly, caused by heart diseases or other reasons of bad blood flow. These disorders lead to neurotransmitter dysfunction, which are the brain chemicals that communicate information throughout our brain and body.

Low blood pressure may also cause headaches, affect sleep and mood, and adverse health problems

6- Addiction

This psychological disorder may be triggered when using a computer for a long time. Sadly, this addiction is accompanied by other complications. There may be a decrease in concentration and focus when doing work off the computer, which makes it very uncomfortable and even dangerous for the society they interact with


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