High tech products in nowadays modern life such as laptop, smartphones or other Internet-browsing tools become more and more important to us. They seems to be one of the closest elements in businessmen.
Mobile convenience of a laptop is undoubted, however, prolonged use of laptop can increase health problems.
Back, neck, shoulder pains
Researchers found that there would be an increase of suffering from upper limb disorders (ULDs), also known as repetitive strain injury (RSI) among those workers who frequently use laptop.
In addition, laptop users may face with risk of muscles and joints diseases, either as mild as simply neck torpor, shoulders and loins pain or legs pricking or more serious such as carpal tunnel syndrome.
Laptop were made popular due to the demand of mobile working of busy business people who had to work on planes or trains. Therefore, laptop is designed with the keyboard being attached to the screen that mainly causes problems. You need the screen at arm’s length but you need the keyboard near you, so you push the laptop further back, then your hands stretch out, then you hunch your shoulders.
Decrease of man’s fertility
Using laptop by putting it on men lap for a very long time is studied to damage the quality of sperm, therefore increase fertility problems in men. Adolescents and young men who use laptops several times a day over many years face the greatest risk.
In one recent study, published in the journal Fertility and Sterility, involved 29 healthy volunteers in semen sample and placed them under a Wi-Fi-enabled laptop connected to the Internet. After four hours, the semen suffered – 25 percent of the sperm were no longer swimming and 9 percent of them showed DNA damage. Semen samples kept near a laptop that was turned on but not connected to the Internet showed minimal damage, as did samples that were stored separately.
Right use of laptop
Laptop is an essential part at workplace and for every one. It is fine when we know how to use it properly. It means that:
- Use laptop with a monitor and keyboard when working for a very long time.
- Place the laptop on a stable base and not on your lap.
- Relax your muscles and joints by leaving the screen after at least 20 minute use.
- Sit up straight with your lower back supported.