Working in comfort – Monitoring your health habits and exercise

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Monitoring your health habits and exercise

The comfort and safety of working at your computer can be affected by your general state of health. Studies have shown that a variety of health conditions may increase the risk of discomfort, muscle and joint disorders, or injuries.

These preexisting conditions include:

  • Hereditary factors
  • Arthritis and other connective tissue disorders
  • Diabetes and other endocrine disorders
  • Thyroid conditions
  • Vascular disorders
  • Generally poor physical condition and dietary habits or injuries, traumas, and musculoskeletal disorders
  • Prior injuries, traumas, and musculoskeletal disorders
  • Excessive weight
  • Stress
  • Smoking
  • Pregnancy, menopause, and other conditions affecting hormone levels and water retention
  • Advancing age

Monitoring personal tolerance levels and limits
Different users of computers have different levels of tolerance for intensive work over a long period. Monitor your personal tolerance levels and avoid regularly exceeding them.

If any of the listed health conditions apply to you, it is particularly important to know and monitor your personal limits.

Cultivating health and fitness
Additionally, your overall health and tolerance for the rigors of work typically can be improved by avoiding adverse health conditions and by exercising regularly to improve and maintain your physical fitness.