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Windows 7: Health issues because of computer

11 Dec 2011   #1

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 
Health issues because of computer

Hello.
I am 18 year old male, and I do spend alot of time in fron of computer. I thought, maybe you guys can help my to answer some questions.
I have dark circles under my eyes, but they are horrible and make huge contrast. My autumn, winter and spring routine is: wake up 7am, go to school, come at about 3pm, till 5pm sit in fron of pc, then doing my homework(sometimes i do need pc for homework) and after that I also sit in fron of my pc. 10:30pm I go to sleep. Most of the time, I spend my weekends in fron of my pc.
How do you think, is computer the problem of this? If so, how can i "fix" my circles under my eyes, I mean, do you know any tecniques? I am going to be programmer, and in 2012 i will have to pass my final exams, so I have to spend big amount of time in front of pc (sometimes I do play games).
Thanks.
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11 Dec 2011   #2

 
 

More sleep, less time in front of screen. At least look away from the screen more often.

Or

Cosmetics.
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11 Dec 2011   #3

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
More sleep, less time in front of screen. At least look away from the screen more often.

Or

Cosmetics.
As I know, 8.25 hours of sleep is perfect.
I can't spend lest time in fron of a screen, and I don't think that I will able able to do that in future, since I am going to be programmer. Thats why I need to find alternative solution.
Cosmetics is not the answer.
Thanks.
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11 Dec 2011   #4

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

By the time you get our age it won't even be noticeable.

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11 Dec 2011   #5

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
By the time you get our age it won't even be noticeable.

Ha
Still, any ideas?
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11 Dec 2011   #6

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

If 8.25 hours was enough sleep and you had enough down time from the screen the circles would be gone.

So the cure is simple as already stated by smarteyeball.
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11 Dec 2011   #7

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

I do understand that, I am just asking if anyone knows any alternatives, for example, what kind of vitamins should I use, or maybe there is some medicine to us. As I said: I can't change my life style :/.
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11 Dec 2011   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Try using Mom's make-up for sagging skin/wrinkles at bedtime.
Also slices of cucumbers placed over the eyes is suppose to help.

Try to take breaks after spending an hour on computer by going for short walks. Refreshes your mind and body.
THW
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11 Dec 2011   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

may i share my experience here ? as i am almost your age how are your eating habits?
i had the same issue a year back. i got a job & my work is where i have to be in front of the computer for 9.00am to 6.00pm (9 hours) & when i get back home, i'm on the computer till i go to bed. (i sleep mostly by 12.30 am sometimes 1.00am). the difference that made the dark circles go away were my eating habits (i used to eat less that time, compared to how much i eat now, bad appetite! & people still say me to eat more), & since i started work i am so tired that, when i go to bed i fall asleep instantly or within 5/10 minutes. hope this helps some .
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11 Dec 2011   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by noskas16 View Post
I do understand that, I am just asking if anyone knows any alternatives, for example, what kind of vitamins should I use, or maybe there is some medicine to us. As I said: I can't change my life style :/.
Bold words indeed, I felt the same way when I was your age. Invincible!
And you want to be a programmer? You keep going the way you are, and you will be burned out by the time you reach thirty-five.

An interesting look at common Programmer health problems:
Shedding Bikes: Programming Culture And Philosophy

The technical on Dark eyes:
Infraorbital Dark Circles: Definition, Causes, and Treatment Options - ROH - 2009 - Dermatologic Surgery - Wiley Online Library

Some Thoughts:
Do you keep hydrated?
Drink more water. 8-10 glasses per day, no excuses. Water helps to cleanse your body of impurities, which can contribute to dark eye circles.

Do you have chronic (read:infected) sinus problems?
You will need to see a doctor for this.

Do you have allergies?
Related to sinus, but caused by outside factors, like, animals, dust, molds, food, plants, perfumes, dyes, bathroom soaps, even something as mundane as the type of laundry detergent you use.

Do you have a healthy diet?
You asked about vitamins.
E, K, and antioxidants help, but if you have a well rounded diet you can get these in your meals.
E, and K can be toxic if taken in large doses.

You may not think it, but it sounds like you are already under a good deal of Stress:
Understanding Stress: Symptoms, Signs, Causes, and Effects

See also, links near bottom of page:
Home Remedies for Dark Circles, Under Eye Treatment

Tips on reducing workstation fatigue:
HealthyComputing - The Premier Source For Computer and Office Ergonomics

Do not forget, you are in this for the long haul, you have 70, 80, maybe even 90 years ahead of you, and you need to start developing healthy habits now.

Remember these words:
If you will not change your lifestyle, then your lifestyle will certainly change you.
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