Have you ever thought about what sitting and staring at a screen all day does to your eyes?
We, at FitTime5, have been trying to educate you about all the dangers of sitting all day behind your desk. Hopefully, by now, you realize it is not good for your back, your legs, your circulation and a myriad of other concerns. But...have you thought about what you are doing to your eyes when you sit all day and stare at a screen for hours at a time?
According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), the average American employee spends seven hours per day on the computer, either in the office or working from home. As a result, they’re prone to Computer Vision Syndrome, Digital Eye Strain, and a cluster of eye and vision-related symptoms including eyestrain, headaches, blurred vision, dry eyes, and neck and shoulder pain.
To keep your vision in tip-top shape, the AOA recommends adhering to the 20-20-20 rule: Take a 20-second break to view something 20 feet away every 20 minutes.
And to reduce that neck and shoulder pain...use your reminders on FitTime5 to get up and stretch those neck and shoulder muscles.