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9 Health Problems the Geek Lifestyle May Cause
Consider yourself a geek? Find out what health issues your lifestyle may be increasing your risk for, and what you can do about them.
Health Problems from Excessive Computer Use
#1. Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)
Causes: Awkward movement and/or repetitive use of your limbs
#2. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)
Causes: Repetitive motion, such as typing and using the mouse with incorrect posture.
#3. Eye Strain
Causes: Overworking the muscles in the eyes
A. Reposition your monitor
B. Reduce glare
#4. Attention Span
Of 2,462 teachers surveyedm, 87% say digital research creates:
64% say digital research does more to distract than to help academically.
Health Problems from Excessive Mobile Phone Use
Causes: Cell phones emit Radio Frequency Electromagnetic Fields (RF-EMF)
Symptoms: Brain tumors
#6. Nervous System
Causes: One study found a connection between RF-EMF and migraine and vertigo.
Symptoms: Headaches, sensitivity to light, dizziness.
#7. Reproductive System
Causes: Cell phone use may affect sperm quality.
#8. Other Effects
Cause: Possible to become addicted to a smartphone.
Sleep and Technology Usage
Cause: Light emitted from computers, tablets, smartphones and televisions.
Solution: Avoid using self-lit devices within an hour or two of bedtime.