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MrAmazingDuck
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TheImpossibleGirl
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Computers are bad for our health!

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Started: 3/30/2015 Category: Technology
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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MrAmazingDuck

Pro

Staring at a bright screen for hours can lead to eye fatigue or eye strain, headaches, blurred vision, burning, itching or tearing eyes, and temporary vision disorders. Fortunately, eye strain rarely results in a permanent condition and symptoms can be prevented or cured rather easily.
Remedies
Use a quality display of sufficient size.
Avoid glare.
Keep at least one arm length between your eyes and your display.
Keep blinking.
Follow the 20/20/20 rule, i.e. every 20 minutes, focus on an object 20 feet (6 meters) away for 20 seconds. You can use tools like EVO or EyeLeo to remind you.
Improve the lighting in the room, particularly install bias lighting.
Use f.lux to automatically dim your display as your room gets darker.
computers bad for health
Emotional Pressure & Isolation Cause Anxiety & Depression

Computers are very efficient tools in that they help us with getting more work done in less time. At the same time, you spend less face-to-face time with your colleagues, family, or friends. This can lead to isolation, anxiety, and depression, i.e. both physical and mental health issues. The symptoms are manifold and can include tense muscles, back pain, headaches, poor sleep (insomnia), increased or flat breathing, quickened pulse, and generally signs of stress, depression, or anxiety.
Remedies
Breathe consciously.
In addition to stretching, go for a brisk walk or run up and down the stairs to work off stress levels.
During your frequent breaks, seek out social interactions.
Have meals with colleagues or friends.
Don"t forget to drink lots of water.
Plan for social activities after work.
Meditate before or after work.
Exercise before or after work.
Conclusion

Are computers bad for health? Too much of anything is bad for you. Working with a computer for hours on end day in day out is very straining for your body and can cause very serious health issues. Fortunately, you can avoid pain and misery with only a few simple routines. The key changes are to take frequent short breaks, get up to walk and stretch at least once an hour, actively relax, interact with other people, and especially if you have a lot of stress, remember that you must exercise to stay healthy.
How do you stay healthy while spending hours a day on the computer?
TheImpossibleGirl

Con

Computers are a recent and necessary addition to our everyday lives. They are needed to complete many daily requirements that would be impossible without.
As stated in your above argument, eye strain rarely results in permanent damage and is easily cured meaning that this should not an issue.
Computers are also known to improve health and release stress reducing hormones when playing and enjoyable game. Therefore, computers improve your health, not damage it.
Debate Round No. 1
MrAmazingDuck

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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by really12 1 year ago
really12
Computers aren't bad for our health, excessive use can be but excessive use of anything recreational is bad.
Posted by Mayura 1 year ago
Mayura
Hi nothing is bad it depend upon us ! Even if you will sit whole day in a room doing nothing than also it will affect your health too! Good topic best luck
Posted by Himans45 1 year ago
Himans45
Just saying, being on the computer for large amounts of time doesn't isolate you, people can talk just as well if not better through the internet.
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