When Butt Hurts, And Eyes Stain ....

India
February 16, 2007 10:44pm CST
Most of the members of myLot spends a lot of time in front of the computer. At times, most of you might have felt fatigued due to this. So, I thought, it would be good, if we can all share some tips/measures, that could be helpful in dealing with this situation. Here are a few things, that I do, and I found them helpful, in relaxing the body : * Posture - It is adivced to sit on the chair, with a striaght back. At times, we unconsciously bend ourself forward, with our back bone falling a bit too much at front. This, in a long run, can result in some serious back pain problem. So, it would be better, if we can consciously make sure that, we sit striaght on the chair. It would take an initial effort for us, but soon, it will become a habit, and then, we do not have to be alert every time, as it will come naturally, one it becomes a habit. * It is not adviced to sit in front of computers for long hours. If someone spends around 8-10 hours per day in front of computer, it is always better to take a break for a couple of times for about 10-15 minutes. Take yourself off from the computer, as constantly viewing monitor rays, will stain your eyes. * While you take a break, try palming your eyes gently. You can also have something soft and cold (like cucumber slices) on your eyes, put them on your eyes for 5-10 minutes, and relax. It really works for me, and I fell I am in heaven! * Try to wash your eyes, as much as you can. This is one simple, but very effective way of relaxing the eyes. A few drops of water can do magic! * Also, it is very important to have get a deep sleep in night, as a good sleep promises , a refreshing and energetic day. For those who had hard time sleeping, can try massaging their toes with 'Mustard Oil' for about 10 minutes before sleeping. For that, first wash your toes properly, (take a shower, if possible), and then massage your toes with 'Mustard oil', gently for about 10 minutes, till it gets dried. I do this often, and I have seen, it works for me. * If you still can not get deep sleep, try to sleep on a harder surface, preferably on floor (if possible). The harder the surface, the better the sleep. Also, try to sleep striaght. As I said, once you make it a habit, then you wont have to make effort for your posture again and again - it will come naturally. These are some of the things, that I have tried, and have worked for me. Do let me know, if you have more tips to share. Have a nice day. Keep smiling. Cheers!
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29 responses
@jeb083079 (840)
• Philippines
17 Feb 07
i only do stretching after a few minutes or few hours of typing in front of the computer. neck and back stretches is sufficient enought. i also do jogging for 5 minutes for the circulation of the blood in my body.
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• India
17 Feb 07
Yes, stretching and jogging do make one feel better. Any type of physical/outdor activity is good for the body.
• Indonesia
17 Feb 07
O blessed you. Thank you for the tips my friend. However, I haven't had any butt hurts when I spend too much time in front of the computer. :D I sat on a lazy chair while I'm browsing. Well, when my eyes get tired, I know it's time for me to sleep. I then take it as a warning of me, being consuming too much time on the computer. Immediately, I turn off the laptop, and just go to sleep.
• India
17 Feb 07
Thats what I do as well, I follow body wisedom - if you are tired, its time to sleep! As simple as that!
• India
17 Feb 07
I think, one should keep a balance between his physical, and mental activites, and its eqaully important to sweat out, as it keeps one healthy and fit.
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@perugu (5281)
• India
17 Feb 07
hi,Really,thank you for sharing info,which is useful almost ll my lot members.Its timely discussion and useful tips.
• India
17 Feb 07
:)
@chellicks (904)
• Philippines
17 Feb 07
Hey that was great. Thanks for sharing some of the tips that you know. It will surely help.
• India
17 Feb 07
:)
• India
17 Feb 07
I also have to spent a lot of time in front of aocmouter, as I am accountant, an my job requires computer all the time. Those tips are going to be useful for me. Than you. As I have also seen quite a few times, my eyes are getting red, and there is repeted itch, and i feel like itching them. I think, it is due to excess of computer. So, I need to take a break at regular intervals. I hope that is going to help me. Thank you once agai for those tips. I am sorry. I have nothing to add to those tips, as I dont know much about this topic, but your tips are beneficial for me, and I hope all of us can gain from it.
• India
17 Feb 07
Good to know that you find the posting useful, thats was the purpose of the post, and I am glad that it served it.
@meoasis (721)
• Nepal
17 Feb 07
thank you for shearing the tips you always bring some useful tips for everyone here its really a appriciable thing keep it up
• India
17 Feb 07
:)
• United States
17 Feb 07
*If a person spends long hours on the computer occasionally try to focus on something at a distance from where you are sitting, this can also help reduce eye strain. *To prevent yourself from getting carpal tunnel keep from resting your wrists on the table or keyboard tray for long periods of time. Try doing different activities to give your wrists and hands a break.
• India
17 Feb 07
Those are useful tips indeed.
• United States
17 Feb 07
Thanks for sharing your tips. My daughter is my pain in the butt most of the day so I really don't get a chance for any computer butt pain til late at night. I do have a problem with my posture because I am usually exhausted. I have to keep reminding my self to sit up straight. Great advice about the eyes too! My daughter's eye doctor said it was very important to get up from the computer every 1/2 or so. She also suggested looking out the window. She said a lot of people come in complaining about their eyesight and headaches. She said it was due to the eye muscles be restricted to up close reading. What happens is your muscles have a hard time focusing long distance. So, you really need to look out over the horizon to keep your eyes muscles in shape.
• India
17 Feb 07
Yes, even if one does not know the medical reasons, he can feel the pain and stain. So, its always better to take some time off the computer and relax.
@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
17 Feb 07
Yes I agree that some times I feal fatigues do to spending so many hours in front of my computer, but I do, excercises to help me with this. I know a lot of problems come from not sitting the right way, I also do go and wash my eyes especially when I am on my computer for too many hours, this really does help me. Thank you very much for such interesting information.
• India
17 Feb 07
Yes, that for the add. Yes, Exercise is important, one must try to atleast have a walk for a couple of hundred yards, if he can not manage regular wights ans sweat-outs. It really helps.
@ackars (1942)
• India
10 Mar 07
very nice from you friend...You actually took pain in putting in this..Your butt must be paining after this.Any way a useful stuff...Keep going.
• United States
9 Mar 07
Oh my yes I have suffered from a sore butt and eye strain being on here. Those are great tips to avoid this. I don't know about the mustard oil and sleeping on the floor. Ouch I would hurt for days if I slept on the floor. Is mustard oil safe for children? What does it do exactly?
@shambuca (2560)
• United States
20 Feb 07
thanks for the tips!!!
18 Feb 07
Thanks! Just straightened my back and yes you are absolutely right we need a break away from out computers often.
@denden (803)
• Philippines
18 Feb 07
thanks for the tips that you've shared to us. but i have one thing i have to share. if you spend a lot time to the computer dont wash your face or eyes because after you are in computer your eyes get tired and something on it because of the radiation, so please dont wash your eyes with water if you want to clean your face sleep first or relax your eyes first then take a shower or wash your face. if you want to clean your face after facing the computer immediately then you can use a cold cream or petroleum jelly and afterwards wipe it with a use of tissue or cotton. what do you think?
@Aloeli (398)
• Portugal
18 Feb 07
thanks for the tips i hope they can help! be in front of computer makes eyes tired specially when the background it's white
• Philippines
18 Feb 07
Thanks for this very nice tips...What I do is place a pillow on my seat so it wont hurt when I am sitting for so long...Often times I have something to eat and drink beside me to keep my energy up and take also a few minutes to stand up a bit to stretch..I try to be comfortable while I'm in front of the pc with a fan so I won't feel hot and no mosquitoes will bother me.
@dbeast (1498)
• India
18 Feb 07
right now i am so stressed i have been working on the computer for 12 hours straight and i am ready to fall flat on my bed and get a good long sleep and rest.thanks a lot for the tips buddy.i can sure use the tips.man i am tired.bye.
@lisa101 (1363)
• United States
17 Feb 07
I try to get up every little while and stretch and take a break. Sitting up straight does help the pain.
• United States
17 Feb 07
thanx for the tips. I actually JUST got up. And my back today was killing me as it does sometimes. So sitting in my nice big office chair made me smile :)) and i thought I would get these out of the way before I did my day. Its a lot easier. I get my comments done then relax a little too haha!! Its not thats its tense but that it takes time. YOU know what I mean! Anyways. Its nice to sit here and my back is feeling better thanx :) but I am hungry now oh boy time to eat some lunch :p