Is It Really Harmfull to Stay On Computer or Laptop for a long time

April 14, 2013 2:11am CST
Hello friends!I use to sit on PC around 14 hours a day that is so much and as we all know that it is harmful to sit on computer to a long time, But in todays we can not do anything without a computer so we need to sit on computer for a long time and these days i use to sit on it for a longer time, Because my total work is on the computer in my office and after that i use to work online everyday that is so much but we do not have any other option. Is this really harmful to sit on our system for a long time???
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13 responses
• India
14 Apr 13
"Excess of anything is bad". Sitting in front of computer for this long sounds to be tedious and exhausting. I agree that modern day working includes long sitting hours with eyes glued to screen, but it is advisable to take small breaks every 2 hours. You can just turn your chair a little to look away from the monitor and close your eyes for one minute. Then rub your hands and place them gently on your closed eyes. This helps a lot. Also, you should splash cold water in your eyes. It has a soothing effect. Walking a little in between also helps relax your muscles and refresh you. These are personally tried and tested methods. Hope they work for you too.
16 Apr 13
Hi inderjeetkaur, thanks for a valuable advicce , actually i do not have any problem and i take rest in between, but even i use a lot of computer becuase i have to sit on computer at my office only but some people say that it can cause various dangerous illness also to sit on computer for a long time..
• India
17 Apr 13
Well, people who say this are not entirely wrong. Long sitting hours gradually result in joint stiffness which affects mobility and can cause serious health issues. Again sitting for too long can result in obesity, stress, eyesight problems etc,etc.... So, it is better to keep taking short breaks in between and always keep your health as a priority.
@cgalavia (1419)
• Philippines
14 Apr 13
Hello friend,like you I used to sit on my laptop everyday,I only have a break when i eat my lunch,when i feel tired,have a short break or I have feel that i am having a headache already but i have no choice I need to sit on my laptop for me to work. About your question,Yes,there is harmful effect of using computer too much. This can decrease our eyesight or tend to feel a visual discomfort,mental depression,poor posture and even loosening our muscle. I, myself often felt like this,when i feel like my eyes are getting tired, i just need to sleep or have a rest once in a while or take a short walk.By doing this my eyes completely recovers then i sit back again.That's it.
14 Apr 13
Hello cgalavia, Yes i do the same but even sometimes i feel that it is harmful to sit on laptop for a long time , I also use to take rest after every 2 hours and try to make me fresh..
@cgalavia (1419)
• Philippines
14 Apr 13
That's good,just have time to relax your eyes.
@grvdubey11 (1882)
• India
14 Apr 13
14 hours a day is lot of time but still if you manage it properly it wont be that harmful.Try to take short breaks ,one short meditation session in every three hours to rest your eyes and body.Best wishes.
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14 Apr 13
Hi grvdubey, Thanks a lot for your valuable advice yes it is too much but i do not have option and i have to stay this time on the computer...
• Spain
17 Apr 13
That is very good advice. Taking breaks after every 2-3 hours is a must for anyone working with their computer, and will not only help prevent problems in your eyes and back, but also help you refresh your mind and keep you productive by not getting tired. Personally, I stand up and have a glass of water, or maybe go out to have a walk out in the street... whatever you can do to keep your mind fresh, instead of fully concentrated on work all day long.
• Indonesia
14 Apr 13
i think you should take a rest . Don't spend to much time in front of computer. Many best thing mus enjoy with our health body.
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16 Apr 13
Hi panckareana thanks for good advice, yes i take rest but not so much i think that i should increase the rest time.
@sajujohn (1009)
• India
14 Apr 13
I too used to sit before PC and laptop near to 15-16 hours.As I am software professional, I have to work in my office for around 9-10 hours sitting in front of the PC. After that when I reach my room I start using my laptop. Some times I feel very much frustrated of being used these. Even if I feel to take some rest after some time I will start using my laptop such that I am addicted to this.
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16 Apr 13
Yes actually this,here is the same i am also addict of computer and internet now a days and whenever i get them time i start using internet..
@roshigo58 (4871)
• Pune, India
14 Apr 13
Hi, 14 hours work on computer is too much. It would be harmful for your eyes and your body. you should take some break in between the work. Otherwise your muscles would become stiff. Online work is not important more than our health. You should take care of your health. Health is wealth.
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16 Apr 13
Yes you are right roshigo, I get the time between and i use to take rest, thanks a lot for advice...
• Philippines
16 Apr 13
Its it is because you are exposed to radiation, i am online 12 hours a day 7 days a week, its only 2 months since i start with my new work, that time i don't have eyeglasses, but now i am wearing one, because i suffer to much pain in my eyes, and its get red, i consult a doctor and he said that i need a protection for my eyes, i bought a multi colored lens, not i don't suffer pain in both my eyes and its not red anymore.
16 Apr 13
Yes it is because of radiation and it pour a lot of effect on our eyes i use to take rest various time but only somethime i do not take rest, please take care of your eyes...
@LadyDD (519)
• Romania
15 Apr 13
Working online is good because it brings you money. But staying 14 hours a day is too much. I hardly cope to stay for 8 hours with frequent breaks at about one hour. I noticed working at my computer many days makes my eyes to see in blur. That's why I make also a break generally in weekends. Then you have to think that working at a computer or laptop means sedentary life. And this is not good at all for health. So it must be compensated with walking or even exercise.
16 Apr 13
Hi ladyDD i am totally agree with you but more then 8 hours i wourk on computer at my office only and then i have to work some time on my own pc but i would decrease this time to spend on computer...
@Sindelle (830)
• United States
15 Apr 13
The most harmful thing about sitting at the computer for a long time is the effect it can have on your eye sight. It is recommended that for every hour you spend on the computer you take your eyes off the monitor for ten minutes to give them a rest. Other then that the only other harmful thing I can think of is the lack of physical activity.
16 Apr 13
Yes i am totally agree with you computer and laptopls are very harmful for our eyes as well as some other things also get effected becuase of this...
@rosekiss (30152)
• Eugene, Oregon
14 Apr 13
I do believe that it can be armful if you stay at it continua;ly, and not take breqaks once in awhile, to rest your eyes, as they can get weary fro9m looking at the screen all day, and not take them off. What I do, is take several breaks so I don't harm my eyes anymore than they already are, as I do have cataracts, and they need to be removed, but that is for another day. Anyway, I will take breaks and do other things, things that I need to do outside or around the house, and even take a walk to get some exercise. By the time I get back to doing what I was doin on the computer, my mind is more refreshed, and my eyes focus better. It does help to take breaks. Take care, and have a very good day.
16 Apr 13
Hi rosekiss thaks for good advice, yes i take rest after some time and i use to wash my eyes with cold water and it gives me lot of freshness..
@Pegasus72 (1904)
28 Apr 13
I would think for your legs to get a clot it would be as well as for your eyes. that is why it is good to get up and walk around and look at other things.
• India
26 Apr 13
thanks for discussion,, I read what other said as it was my question too. thanks for it..
• Lithuania
17 Apr 13
I do think it is harmful. First of all we don't do any exercises and our muscles gets tired, since we don't really do any exercises. Secondly our eyes are taking a toll, since they aren't taking rest, they get very stressed out and our eyesight worsen. Therefore I think it is harmful to stay on computer for a long time, but I still do and not really caring because there are laser operations for the eyes now.