Has myLot been bad for your health?

computer health hazard - the cartoon shows a man sitting at a computer with his head burnt away. This represents the 'burnout' one experiences after many stressful hours in front of a comoputer doing work or other things. Burnout is just when you become tired from too much work.
@glra2222 (492)
Australia
April 25, 2007 3:47am CST
hello my fellow myLotters. Ever since I've joined myLot i have been addicted to it. my time spent on the computer has doubled and now that me and my mother both have a seperate computer each both connected to the internet - i now have taken advantage of the available time online through both studying and myLot. So, i have been a bit worried about my health - since i seem to be spending almost all of my free time on myLot - typing. For the past few years i have also noticed that my eye sight seems to have deteriorated - or maybe it just seems that way because i am already very short-sighted from my parents being short-sighted. So, are you guys also experiencing this - i know too much time spent on the computer is bad for your health - but how bad. I do exercise once a week through playing two hours of soccer and normally during the week i go to uni - but when i have days off - like today i am just spending it all on myLot as well as when i come home from uni.
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23 responses
25 Apr 07
i think mylot is great, it isnt bad for my health and i think its better than playing silly games, you are getting richer language and you practice typing as well hehe
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@glra2222 (492)
• Australia
26 Apr 07
you are right, i am getting better and faster at typing without looking.
@mailovee (265)
• China
25 Apr 07
yeah a little harmful to your health, I dont think it's a serious problem take it easy. maybe you wanna do more exercise once a week is not good enough,maybe twic or three times is better,I do exercise every other day. Being that you are over 20 I dont think eyes will be a problems, at least my experience told me so,I'm short-sighted too,but I havent deteriorated since I'm 18,I heared that your eyes will be muture when you over certain age,so be careful and take it easy.
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@glra2222 (492)
• Australia
26 Apr 07
yeh i guess that is true - hopefully it is.
• Canada
25 Apr 07
Lol, I know too much time spent in front of the computer can strain your eyes if you don't take breaks regularly. I spend most of the day on the PC, but I do take regular breaks for things such as checking my mailbox in the foyer of the building, calling family or friends, having a tea or coffee with friends and so on, it just gives my eyes a little bit of a break. If you start suffering from headaches, it might actually be time to visit your eye doctor to have your eyes checked. If you already wear glasses, it might mean that you need a change in prescription, if you don't already wear glasses, it may be time to start. I think the PC is more likely to affect your eyesight if you spend all day every day online without a break.
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@easy888 (10406)
• Australia
25 Apr 07
Hello,glar2222,mylot may be bad for health in the way that it will affect your eyes as you have been sitting in front of the computer for long time without resting your eyes,also sitting on a chair without moving is not good for the health of your spine, may be we have to strecth our body after sitting for 1 hour or so.
@classy56 (2884)
• United States
25 Apr 07
sitting at a computer can be harmfull for you body.you can get carpal tunnel from typing so much an plus think about your back.if you dont sit up straight all the time.an of course you have the weight gain.if you munch on snacks while working on the pc.your eyes can get blurry from looking at the computer screen all the time.so weather im on mylot or doing something else on the pc.i know its bad for me an i am getting carpal tunnel in my right wrist.but i love being on mylot!
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@Manoj_s (939)
• India
25 Apr 07
though spending time on the internet is enjoying too much before the compute will defenetly bad for your health and only if you have health you will be able to enjoy the mylot.take two minutes rest after an hour will be a great help for your eyes try to do 30 minutes of yogic type exercise rather than those muscle building exercise.eat raw veg and fruits and nuts will be also help to have a good health.wash your eyes wit h cold wate (not ice cold)at least for two minutes
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@mrsbrian (1951)
• United States
25 Apr 07
Well if the computer is bad for my health than i guess im doomed lol. I have been useing the internet for about 7 years now and since I work from home now most of my time is spent here.Dont get me wrong I do other things as well no sports as i am semi disabled but I work around the house and go to visit and play with my grandbabies but the most of my time is spent in front of the computer,but short of being a bit out of shape i dont think it has been bad for my health.
@djdeep81 (1061)
7 May 07
This exactly happened to me when i joined mylot. It almost came to the point that i was addicted to it. I think it is best to take regular breaks every hour. Too much computer usage can affect eye sight and you can risk wrist injury due to too much typing. This is quite hard to do as your really want to do well on this site. I'm not spending much time on mylot as i was before. The most time i spent on mylot was about 9 hours. I am thinking of reducing that now.
@glra2222 (492)
• Australia
7 May 07
after the end of last month i have cut down my responses to 10 responses per day. I am going to continue to only be doing that from now on. I have almost reached my minimum payout and there is no point responding to every pointless discussion as i had done so to make money. now i am only responding to intelligent discussions.
@wolfie34 (26881)
• United Kingdom
28 Apr 07
I have to wear glasses for the computer and only the computer and I do find that spending too much time on Mylot especially the internet and my eyes get really tired, itchy and sore. I do find that I am totally engaged and if my housemate starts talking I will respond with one word answers which really annoys him, I hate being disturbed when I am typing out discussions and responses, interuptions annoy me lol! So it has caused a few arguments in the past through me being so engaged and having tunnel vision on Mylot!
@glra2222 (492)
• Australia
29 Apr 07
hahaha yeh, i normally don't write that much - or try to hide that i am writing on mylot whenever my mother's around because she'll say that i am wasting my time - that i should be studying - and i should be studying!
@easyzheng (666)
• China
28 Apr 07
I have to confess that I spend too much time on mylot everyday, and the time on it keeps increasing day by day. Apart from the time I have to spend on computer doing my own work, I spend near 4 to 5, or even more hours doing mylot. It's terrible, right; what's worse, actually I have not done many posts for lack of ideas.
@glra2222 (492)
• Australia
28 Apr 07
yes, me too! my response rate increases by 10 each day - today i did 50 responses!
• India
26 Apr 07
you r correct but one thing i say if you want some thing you have to give some thing so if you have money in your account you will have to spare yuor time and health. kumar
@glra2222 (492)
• Australia
28 Apr 07
you are right about that, today I am working extra hard to get to the minimum payout by the deadline of this month. but it will only be until the end of the month, next month i will relax a little.
• Malaysia
25 Apr 07
i do exercise 5 times per week.. but.. i think my health didn't deteriorate due to excessive posting in mylot.. but 1 thing is for sure.. i am getting less and less sleep.. i'm working really hard to earn $2+ per day.. sometimes i get only $1.. so.. i don't really know how to payout works.. and i really hope some of the members can help me.. haha.. i'm also short sighted.. my eyesight deteriorate since i am 13.. and now.. it maintain... so i'm just making sure it won't get any worse... i think my parents would disagree if they know i spend so much time working here... furthermore.. i have to study in college in the morning.. making me having lesser time to work .. argh..
@chileman (969)
• Australia
26 Apr 07
Exercising 5 times a week is certainly admirable and you are doing very well there but even if you are on the net all week and also studying and not getting much exercise they say if you can at least have 3 hours good exercise for the week (yes just 3 hours in a week) you will be doing yourself a lot of good.
• Malaysia
26 Apr 07
I admit that sometimes MyLot has been bad for my health expecially on the eyes part. I think my vision now is not Ok because I always playing the computer for a long time and I think the screen or monitor of computer effected my eyes. So, now I need to wear the glass. Actually I hate wear a glass because a few factors. So, I think not only MyLot effected my health because I come and join mylot to get some earning here. So, it's ok for me.
@tim_un (355)
• Malaysia
26 Apr 07
Hello, in my opinion, i think no matter harmful or harmless, those things that can addict us is not good for our health if we take too much. Hopefully you can schedule your time to myLot so that you won't sacrifies other things in your life :)
@subha12 (18463)
• India
26 Apr 07
i think not only mylot, if u make internet an addiction, its going to make ur health bad.Its the case that I ve checked. Now as u r addicted to it, whenever u r free u try to type in mylot,. same is say if u r into other internet things. in this way i believe u neglect ur study also. My request is taht don't make it an addiction. engage in some other functions like reading books, listening to music etc.
@mofelorn (611)
• Philippines
26 Apr 07
If you think your eyes have been deterioted, you have to relax sometimes. Yes it's true spending to much in the computer is really bad for our health.
@aciddrop (798)
26 Apr 07
my back once felt ached because i freezed in front of computer mylotting for several hours.well i am short-sighted already so it doesnt matter to my eyes:)
@kitkat1 (1227)
• Canada
26 Apr 07
Well sounds to me like someone has been bitten by the mylot bug and done worry it is not a bad thing. there is worse things in life right. You just have to learn to multitask and manage you schedule so u still have time for everything and it can be done i have a very busy life and three kids and being a single mom and after a while i worked it all out it never hurt a bit. Sometimes i do stay up rather late cause i just love it on here but that is ok. As long as you are happy.
• China
26 Apr 07
I think it depends. actually, I am surfing on internet all day, that means at least 10 hours per day, but I dont feel make any difference to my eyssite. but it do make me fat, so I have to stop from time to time to do some exsercise to prevent my gaining weight, haha. but, in your case, since your parents are both short sighted, I think its not good for you to stay before computer for a long time, you must stop occasionally to rest your eyes. anyway, its hard to leave my comupter while I am surfing internet. I hope you can do it. have a good day.