It is obvious that technology products, which have an important place in our lives and are constantly renewing themselves, make our lives easier. We can no longer imagine living without our smartphones, computers, tablets. For the phones that are in the hands of everyone and for the desk workers staying still for a long time and using the computer constantly, looking at the screen being added. The human body is built on the movement system that focuses on providing mechanical and metabolic balance. It has a social and sharing structure. A structure that is socially distant, stagnant and includes very repetitive movements is not suitable for human beings.. After industrialization, the human son, who started to move away from nature and its natural structure, has unfortunately become the modern slave of the technological products he has produced. For example, the fear of living without a mobile phone has gripped everyone. Like technology that distances us from nature, the heat, light, humidity and comfort characteristics of our working environments continue to be against people day by day.
What Are the Negative Effects of Technology on Our Health?
Workers in modern and ostentatious plazas do not even have a small window to open for fresh air.
When goals and project timing are added to the work environment and technology bondage, the increasing stress burden exposes human beings to musculoskeletal diseases.
Since the muscles are not used, they weaken and therefore the loads on the joints increase.
As a result of sitting for a long time, the load on the spine becomes unbalanced because the proper posture cannot be maintained.
Due to load imbalance and excessive use: back pain, waist and neck hernias, cartilage damage especially in the knees are seen.
Nerve compression is becoming more common, with smartphones distorting the position of the elbow, wrist and head in addition to using the mouse and keyboard.
Imagine the position where we hold the phone; elbows remain bent at an angle of 90 degrees or more for a long time and are sometimes held against a place. With the elbow bent, the nerve becomes more superficial. The thumbs are constantly moving, while the wrist remains stationary to hold the phone. Since the wrist position is bent, nerve compression is seen in both the elbow and the wrist.
So, how can we protect our health in this period when we cannot stay away from technology?
How can we protect our health, which is affected by technology?
Working hours in accordance with biological rhythm plan,
Sleep and rest pattern to create,
Being a member of social groups,
To increase the relationship with the environment; It will be useful to stay away from technological diseases.
The most common complaint we hear is from office chairs. is coming. We cannot expect the opportunity your company offers to you to be sufficient and special for you. If you can buy a suitable office chair for yourself, you will especially support your spine health.
Trying to solve this by using lumbar support pillows is insufficient and sometimes it can cause problems. When we consider a 20-year career plan buy an office chair every 5 years It won't cause you any trouble.
At certain times of the day, unless it is urgent You should stop using your cell phone. Being accessible does not always make us happy, we all know this very well.
Cell phone is one of the most stressful factors for us. In fact, it puts us in trouble both technologically and psychologically. When you had an argument with someone, when you left that person and returned to work, you concentrated more on what you were doing because you couldn't reach you during the day or because you didn't know what you were feeling at that moment. It was just what you had in your head. Not so now, the person you are arguing with calls you, texts you, shares a catchy phrase on social media "what we know as a friend..." We instantly learn about many situations like these and we get bored. We add this on top of normal stress. The discussion that started before coming to work continues during the work as well. Because we are always reachable and reachable. When we need to use a mobile phone, let's try to keep it in an upright position without bending our neck down, and keep it directly at the level of our eyes.Let's avoid putting our elbows on something. Otherwise, 7-8 times the weight of our head is placed on the spine. If you need to talk for a long time, make sure to use headphones.
Let's take a break from looking at the screens and rest our eyes closed if possible. There is definitely something to relax you when you think about it. Close your eyes, think about it, and relax, even for a little while. Let your mind relax and your eyes rest. Try not to work long hours at a desk. Moving for 5 minutes per hour pumps the blood circulation, especially the pooling that may occur in the legs. When you want a drink, it will be enough to get up and bring it yourself, rather than bringing it to the table. There are some warning programs, when you exceed a certain time while you are working, it gives a warning to the screen and gives a move signal. You can use such programs.
instead of laptop using a desktop more advantageous. You can change the keyboard and mouse location, the keyboard design has an inclination of close to 6 degrees, which creates a position to prevent nerve compression in the wrist. Using a desktop in terms of height adjustment of the screen will reduce the load on the neck. Sport. Of course, the sports that health professionals talk about and recommend for almost every disease should definitely be done. A lot of exercise programs can be created for each disease and each individual. You can start within a program with support from a specialist.
Instead of using the social communication tools of our modern age, be social yourself instead of sharing your ideas or experiences while drinking tea and coffee. Your activities are more social than you are. If you are making really good cakes, prepare it one day, let's eat it together. If you're taking good photos, you can make a presentation to your colleagues at the office one afternoon. Let's try to do this in real environments as much as we are active on online platforms.
Instead of constantly eating at the office, at work experience different places outside one day of the week. I would like to explain this in detail later, if I briefly talk about it; One of the most necessary senses for human beings is the feeling of hunger/satiety. In the Paleo level (stone age), it was only important to be satiated and this situation continued for centuries. At the neo level (we can say the present time), being satiated is still the most important desire for the brain. However, since our emotions are at the forefront, we evaluate where we eat, what we eat, the way of presentation/quality, the quality/freshness/organicness of the products… we evaluate them according to many such parameters. You can experience an emotional change by eating a special meal for you and your brain once a week.
Exercises, I could write dozens of exercises that can be done in the office, but it's a little up in the air. In general, there are articles in the form of do these exercises in the office and stay healthy. I think be social then exercise. Sports Federation for All HisApp Developed a mobile application. I recommend downloading and using it. You will find enough exercises in the office exercises section.