Healthy Online Bingo Games
Online bingo, just like any other game in the Internet, has the tendency to hook people to addiction if left uncontrolled. Many players and gamblers get addicted to online games because of the psychological high that winning can bring as well as the tempting allure of instant riches.
There has been a lot of study and research on the negative effects of spending many hours in front of the computer. Aside from health problems posed by radiation emitted by the computer screen, using the computer for long extended hours can cause occupational health risks such as the dreaded Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, a common ailment among office workers.
A recent study in the United States has shown that the average person spends about four hours a day using the computer. This glaring statistic means that people are getting increasingly hooked to the computer and the Internet, making them more susceptible to work-related stress.
If you are spending a lot of time playing online bingo, there are several ways on how you can minimize computer strain. These methods can also be applied to your work especially if it involves using a computer.
When you start using the computer, make sure that you are seated in a comfortable position using a good-quality and sturdy chair or seat. Sitting in a comfortable chair can help avoid putting unnecessary stress to your muscles and nerves. Sit at an angle that you are comfortable with, preferably about 120 degrees. Sitting at a 90 degree angle or in a straight, upright position is difficult to maintain for a long time and can cause muscle strain.
The height of the keyboard and the monitor in relation to your seating position is also important. The keyboard should be in a position such that your elbow is at an angle of more than 90 degrees. The computer monitor should be at height level as your head when you're sitting, so that you don't have to look down or lean forward when you're typing.
If you're using the computer for several hours, it is advisable to take short breaks of about 5 to 15 minutes for every hour you spend in front of the computer. Taking short breaks will allow your eyes and muscles to rest and recover from the stress placed on them. If taking short breaks can ruin your concentration, you can blink your eyes more often or look at a distant object for several seconds.
Also make sure that your room is well-lit; not too much light that can hurt your eyes and not too little that can make reading difficult. Use a good, high-resolution monitor and check the monitor's refresh rate to see if it doesn't cause too much strain on your eyes.
With these important reminders, your online bingo experience will be twice as exciting and fun, as you can play longer in comfort. Always keep in mind that online bingo should be played in moderation so that you don't compromise your health in the process.