5 steps to prevent screen-time headaches this new year

This new year, you can work towards living a life free from headaches caused by screens by adopting habits that promote a balanced digital lifestyle.

Every 20 minutes, take a 20-second break and look at something 20 feet away. This helps reduce eye strain and relaxes the eye muscles.

Follow the 20-20-20 rule

Modify the screen settings to reduce brightness and minimize blue light emission. Many devices now offer ‘night mode’ settings that decrease blue light exposure.

Adjust screen settings

Ensure the computer screen is at eye level, and the chair and desk are ergonomically designed. This helps maintain a neutral posture, reducing strain on the neck and shoulders.

Proper ergonomics

Make conscious effort to blink every now and then to prevent dry eyes. Consider using eye drops to keep the eyes lubricated, especially in dry indoor environments.

Blink regularly

Incorporate short breaks into your work routine to stand up, stretch and move around. This helps alleviate tension and improve blood circulation.

Take regular breaks

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