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I wanted to write this article long time back but I felt morally not suited to write it as I did not follow many of the below things I will list. Not that I have done those corrections I can freely write the article. I have benefited a lot from them. Hope you all too.

I work on the computer for 12 – 14 hours a day seriously. Working for such long hours in not very common but in case you have to work for such long hours on the computer, there are many simple things you can do to avoid the side effects of sitting on Computers for long hours.

1. Drink Loads of Water: 
I have kept a 1 liter bottle on my desk which I fill every morning and whenever it gets empty. The basic instinct of the human body is to finish stuff in front of you be it food or water. Keep water and your body will follow the rest. You can improve your metabolism simply by drinking 2 to 3 liters of water every day. You can try the trick for just 2 weeks and you will see the immediate results. Your skin will start to glow and digestive system would benefit a lot. People having any lever disorder please consult your doctor before you follow the trick.

2. Walk and Avoid Lifts: 
Doing regular exercise is the best way to a healthy life but if not possible you can at least walk as much as possible and take the staircase as much possible. Avoid using lifts and if you work on a very high floor you can simply walk 4 to 5 floors and then take a lift.

3.Tea and Coffee: 
Computer Engineers and IT professionals normally do just two things when they are not in front of Go for a Coffee or Smoke, Take moderate intake of coffee a day 1 or 2 cups and Smoking I have covered in next points.

4. Proper Posture: 
I used to rest my legs on a small stool under my desk and act like a Maharaja while working on PC. The I suddenly realized I might start developing a hunch back or Leg joints problems if I continue this habit for a longer period. The ideal posture for sitting on the computer is shown in the below image.

5. Regular Breaks:
Don’t sit on a computer for more than 2 hours at a stretch. Take small break take a small walk of 5 minutes on your office floor or home and come back and sit on your computer this would help in relaxing your eyes.

6. Quit Smoking:
Easier said than done right. Well its really easy if you love your family if not they will not have you to love you back.

7. Eye To monitor Distance:
The Monitor and Your eyes should be at the same level. This helps in keeping a proper posture for your neck and prevents a permanent injury. The distance between your eyes and monitor should be minimum 1.25 to 2 feet in case of LCDs and 2 to 3 feet in case of CRTs. Preferably use LCD monitors as they are available very cheaply now a days. If no choice follow the mentioned guidelines and put the anti glare sheet on the CRT monitor.

8. Eat Fruits: 
Try and eat at least 1 fruit a day. Preferably apple (Apple a day keeps the doctor away). Or any fruit but you must have 1 fruit each day.

All the above tips will not cost you much money, add discipline in your life and make you healthier. Plus they are very simple to follow and very effective. I hope you all share your experience as well.


  1. Very well thought in this fast moving world.
    great tips.
    I drink a lot of water.

  2. Superb article Harshad. Best part is that you first waited till you could implement all these. Appreciate.
    Best part of this article is that you have really covered very simple things like drinking water and how it can make difference.

  3. a very nice and useful post

  4. @Pramod Keep drinking water and cleaning your system..thats the mantra for great health..
    @Nimesh Its very important to follow things before you recommend them..
    @Uma I am really happy to hear that the article is appreciated by many.
    @Geeta you are welcome..thanks for coming ..

  5. Liked this post. Its really a helpful info for IT people specially..Keep up the good work..

  6. Thanks Harshad! I guess i m following many of them ....and will try to follow all. i like the way u stated this pt. Thanks for the simple tips. keep suggesting.......thanks for the secret of glowing skin......i love it most...u are following all best teacher...Harshad! :). BTW U wil b happy to know that i keep always a bottle (of course ) of water with me...only thing is forget to drink it.

  7. Just a correction, Animesh... not nimesh:)
    They are antonyms

  8. Great tips. I know I have a habit of hunching over.

  9. @Sayali Ya I know the importance of those points as I am also an IT professional..
    @Mohinee You must drink the water too hahaha..I am glad you follow most of them..
    @Animesh Sorry for the mistake in your name..thanks for correction
    @Patricia Thanks for stopping by.I hope you will follow point 4 and 7 religiously..

  10. really nice blog ...... i found that i am not following point no 1.I will try to drink more water.

  11. Hi Harshad;
    Wonderful tips! I do drink a lot coffee (Even 4 to 5 Cups) a day. Need to cut off on that. The fruits thing is also a gud idea ( I need to throw some inside the fridge at my office).

    I do drink water (not much but thats ok)...ANd the Elevator - I always run out of time so usually prefer it..Need to work on this too.Keep posting tips like these...good job!

  12. Very useful tips!
    Here is something that works for me also, 3-5 minutes breathing exercise on my desk.

  13. @Nitish you must drink loads of helps..
    @Nepsy Please follow all the points they are very easy..reduce your makes people lazy..
    @nutritionalert Wow breathing exercise I should have added that thanks for the tip..

  14. Great tips. Balanced diet is a healthy diet. Put the right kinds of foods in your body. Do not think of not eating and drinking. Change your attitude and outlook of food. Always choose to eat healthy foods more fruits and vegetables, poultry, fish and whole grains. It also is important to breakfast. Never skip breakfast.

  15. Some very good points there the only one I don't like is "Easier said than done right. Well its really easy if you love your family if not they will not have you to love you back" I will guess that you are a non-smoker?
    There is no need to stop smoking really I know people that have been smoking for 80 years and they are still alive. Also What is everyone in you family smokes???

    Extending the point about smoking and saying that it can help with your health etc. would make it sound a lot better than saying if you smoke you don't love your family and your going to die......

  16. Hey Dan thanks for the comment..Smoking Kills that's what Cigarette brands say on their packs. If it kills it kills smokers. Smokers are loved by their family and vice versa but they still continue to do it and get killed one day and give their family extreme pain and suffering and that too knowingly.

    So my point is simple love your family by quitting smoking and relieving them from the pain as well as the bad smell.

    There was a time when people survived for 80 years with smoking but whats the point of dying with cancer in the end.


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