Digital Health and Wellness Presented by The Digital Divas:  Elizabeth Hill, Sandra Langston, Sandra Swanson, & Patrice To...
Welcome <ul><li>Introductions </li></ul><ul><li>Test Live Classroom Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Why we chose this topic? </li>...
Survey Questions <ul><li>Please indicate your answers using the Live Classroom tools.  </li></ul><ul><li>Yes -(meaning hav...
Survey Question #1 <ul><li>Do you ever suffer from back/neck pain after sitting at a computer all day? </li></ul><ul><li>(...
Survey Question #2 Do you ever experience vision strain after using a computer for a long period of time? (Please respond ...
Survey Question #3 Have you ever experienced headaches after using a computer for a long period of time? (Please respond u...
Survey Question #4 Do your wrists and hands ever feel stiff after typing for long periods of time? (Please respond using t...
Survey Question #5 <ul><li>Does your neck/back feel stiff after using a cell phone for a long period of time? </li></ul><u...
Survey Question #6 Have you ever experienced clumsiness or an accident while talking or texting on a cell phone? (Please r...
Survey Question #7 After playing a gaming system have you ever felt drained, stiff, or tired? (Please respond using thumbs...
Survey Question #8 Have you ever experienced soreness or tendonitis (muscle inflammation) after engaging with a game conso...
Survey Question #9 Have you ever experienced ringing or buzzing in the ears after listening to an iPod or MP3 player? (Ple...
Survey Question #10 Are you in situations where you are constantly using the computer, cell phone, game console, or iPod/M...
Questions <ul><li>Focus-How can you protect your state of wellness when engaging & utilizing technology? </li></ul><ul><li...
Digital Health and Wellness <ul><li>DEFINITION: The elements of physical and psychological well-being related to digital t...
Health and Wellness Problems Caused by Computers <ul><li>Areas of Focus </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Monitor </li></ul><ul><...
Computer Monitors <ul><li>Complications Caused By Improper Use </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Eye Strain </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li...
<ul><li>Solutions to Complications </li></ul><ul><li>Use an anti-glare LCD display  </li></ul><ul><li>Use a high quality m...
Peripheral Equipment  <ul><li>Complications Caused by the  </li></ul><ul><li>Improper Use </li></ul><ul><li>Wrist Strain  ...
<ul><li>Solutions to Complications </li></ul><ul><li>Use a keyboard/mouse tray system </li></ul><ul><li>Choose a system th...
Proper Wrist Placement
Passive or Active Movements and Positions at Work <ul><li>Complications Caused by Improper Ergonomics   </li></ul>Back Pai...
<ul><li>Solutions to Complications   </li></ul><ul><li>Take frequent breaks and change positions frequently </li></ul><ul>...
Frequent Computer Use <ul><li>Complications Caused by the  </li></ul><ul><li>Improper Use </li></ul><ul><li>Generalized Mu...
Frequent Computer Use <ul><li>Solutions to Complications </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure your computer is on  a stable work su...
Proper Chair with Lumbar Support
Laptops  <ul><li>Complications from Improper Use </li></ul>Skeletal or Muscular Discomfort Superficial Skin  Burns
Laptops <ul><li>Solutions to Complications  </li></ul><ul><li>Place your laptop in front of you on a desk when possible </...
Laptop Transportation Improper  Proper
Using Cell Phones
Frequent Cell Phone  Use Complications Caused by  Improper Use Wrist  Strain  <ul><ul><li>Eye Fatigue </li></ul></ul><ul><...
Cell  Phones Solutions to Complications <ul><li>Avoid overuse of mobile phones. Limit time using mobile devices. Only use ...
Deadly Cell Phone Danger Texting or talking on the phone while driving causes accidents everyday. 80% of crashes in 2006 w...
Silent Cell Phone Dangers <ul><li>Possible connections with brain cancer linked to excessive cell phone use due to radiofr...
Using Cell Phones Wellness  Exercises  for Cell Phone Usage <ul><li>Back stretch:  </li></ul><ul><li>Stretch your arms out...
<ul><li>Shoulder stretch:  </li></ul><ul><li>Sit nice and tall in your chair.  </li></ul><ul><li>Bend you left elbow, brin...
Using Game Consoles  Nintendo Wii PlayStation 3 Xbox 360
<ul><li>Complications From Improper Use </li></ul><ul><li>Sores on palms  </li></ul><ul><li>Acute tendonitis (inflammation...
Using Game Consoles <ul><li>Solutions to Complications </li></ul><ul><li>Use towels if your hands get sweaty </li></ul><ul...
Stretches to Help with the Negative Effects of Using Nintendo’s Wii Shoulder Shrugs- Pull shoulders  toward ears and hold....
Using iPods and MP3 Players <ul><li>Complications from Improper Use </li></ul>Social Isolation  Hearing Damage Headaches R...
Using iPods and MP3 Players <ul><li>Solutions to Complications </li></ul><ul><li>Take a 5 minute break every hour to let e...
Use the Tools & Share What You Have Learned About Digital Health and Wellness
Summary and Extension <ul><li>In summary… </li></ul><ul><li>How can you extend your learning into your life & your classro...
Credits <ul><li>Computer Health & Wellness- Kay   Swanson & Sandy Langston </li></ul><ul><li>Cell Phone Health & Wellness-...
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  1. 1. Digital Health and Wellness Presented by The Digital Divas: Elizabeth Hill, Sandra Langston, Sandra Swanson, & Patrice Toomer
  2. 2. Welcome <ul><li>Introductions </li></ul><ul><li>Test Live Classroom Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Why we chose this topic? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Survey Questions <ul><li>Please indicate your answers using the Live Classroom tools. </li></ul><ul><li>Yes -(meaning have experienced before) should be indicated with a thumbs up signal </li></ul><ul><li>No -(meaning never have experienced) should be indicated with a thumbs down. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Survey Question #1 <ul><li>Do you ever suffer from back/neck pain after sitting at a computer all day? </li></ul><ul><li>(Please respond using thumbs up or thumbs down.) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Survey Question #2 Do you ever experience vision strain after using a computer for a long period of time? (Please respond using thumbs up or thumbs down.)
  6. 6. Survey Question #3 Have you ever experienced headaches after using a computer for a long period of time? (Please respond using thumbs up or thumbs down.)
  7. 7. Survey Question #4 Do your wrists and hands ever feel stiff after typing for long periods of time? (Please respond using thumbs up or thumbs down.)
  8. 8. Survey Question #5 <ul><li>Does your neck/back feel stiff after using a cell phone for a long period of time? </li></ul><ul><li>(Please respond using thumbs up or thumbs down.) </li></ul>
  9. 9. Survey Question #6 Have you ever experienced clumsiness or an accident while talking or texting on a cell phone? (Please respond using thumbs up or thumbs down.)
  10. 10. Survey Question #7 After playing a gaming system have you ever felt drained, stiff, or tired? (Please respond using thumbs up or thumbs down.)
  11. 11. Survey Question #8 Have you ever experienced soreness or tendonitis (muscle inflammation) after engaging with a game console? (Please respond using thumbs up or thumbs down.)
  12. 12. Survey Question #9 Have you ever experienced ringing or buzzing in the ears after listening to an iPod or MP3 player? (Please respond using thumbs up or thumbs down.)
  13. 13. Survey Question #10 Are you in situations where you are constantly using the computer, cell phone, game console, or iPod/MP3 player? (Please respond using thumbs up or thumbs down.)
  14. 14. Questions <ul><li>Focus-How can you protect your state of wellness when engaging & utilizing technology? </li></ul><ul><li>Related Questions- </li></ul><ul><li>What are the health effects for the improper use of computers & their equipment? </li></ul><ul><li>What are proper & improper uses of cell phones when related to our health & wellness? </li></ul><ul><li>What are health problems that can result from the improper use of gaming devices and consoles? </li></ul><ul><li>What can be done to help eliminate health problems & promote wellness when using technology? </li></ul>
  15. 15. Digital Health and Wellness <ul><li>DEFINITION: The elements of physical and psychological well-being related to digital technology use (Ribble & Bailey, p.31) </li></ul><ul><li>For the purposes of our presentation digital technology will include: computers, cell phones, gaming consoles, and iPods/MP3 players. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Health and Wellness Problems Caused by Computers <ul><li>Areas of Focus </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Monitor </li></ul><ul><li>Positioning </li></ul><ul><li>Use of Peripheral Equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Frequent Usage </li></ul><ul><li>Laptop Use and Transportation </li></ul>
  17. 17. Computer Monitors <ul><li>Complications Caused By Improper Use </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Eye Strain </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Double Vision </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Headaches </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Burning/Dry Eyes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eye Fatigue </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Light Sensitivity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>After Images </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>Solutions to Complications </li></ul><ul><li>Use an anti-glare LCD display </li></ul><ul><li>Use a high quality monitor </li></ul><ul><li>Place computer directly in front of you just below your straight-ahead gaze </li></ul><ul><li>Take an eye break every 15 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>If your eyes feel dry, blink frequently or use tear- substitute drops </li></ul><ul><li>Consider a flat screen for greater flexibility </li></ul><ul><li>Set your monitor 20 inches or arm’s length from you </li></ul>Computer Monitors
  19. 19. Peripheral Equipment <ul><li>Complications Caused by the </li></ul><ul><li>Improper Use </li></ul><ul><li>Wrist Strain Tendonitis </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>Solutions to Complications </li></ul><ul><li>Use a keyboard/mouse tray system </li></ul><ul><li>Choose a system that is height adjustable </li></ul><ul><li>Use a keyboard that tilts </li></ul><ul><li>Use the mouse with the upper arms relaxed </li></ul><ul><li>Keep your arms as close to your body as possible </li></ul><ul><li>Keep your wrist in a comfortable, neutral position </li></ul>Peripheral Equipment
  21. 21. Proper Wrist Placement
  22. 22. Passive or Active Movements and Positions at Work <ul><li>Complications Caused by Improper Ergonomics </li></ul>Back Pain Neck Pain Shoulder Pain
  23. 23. <ul><li>Solutions to Complications </li></ul><ul><li>Take frequent breaks and change positions frequently </li></ul><ul><li>Stretch before starting activities that include motions that are repeated frequently or positions that you have to hold for extended periods of time </li></ul><ul><li>Position equipment directly in front of you </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid bending the neck forward for long periods of time </li></ul>Passive or Active Movements and Positions at Work
  24. 24. Frequent Computer Use <ul><li>Complications Caused by the </li></ul><ul><li>Improper Use </li></ul><ul><li>Generalized Muscle Pain </li></ul>
  25. 25. Frequent Computer Use <ul><li>Solutions to Complications </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure your computer is on a stable work surface </li></ul><ul><li>The work surface should be between 28 to 30 inches above the floor </li></ul><ul><li>Use a comfortable chair to sit in </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure your chair has a lumbar support </li></ul><ul><li>Consider a chair with several ergonomic features </li></ul><ul><li>Consider using a foot rest to relieve pressure to the back of your legs and knees </li></ul>
  26. 26. Proper Chair with Lumbar Support
  27. 27. Laptops <ul><li>Complications from Improper Use </li></ul>Skeletal or Muscular Discomfort Superficial Skin Burns
  28. 28. Laptops <ul><li>Solutions to Complications </li></ul><ul><li>Place your laptop in front of you on a desk when possible </li></ul><ul><li>Use a separate keyboard and mouse when possible </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid carrying a laptop plus components that weigh more than 10 pounds (consider a pull along laptop bag) </li></ul><ul><li>If you set your laptop in your lap, make sure to use a cooling pad </li></ul>
  29. 29. Laptop Transportation Improper Proper
  30. 30. Using Cell Phones
  31. 31. Frequent Cell Phone Use Complications Caused by Improper Use Wrist Strain <ul><ul><li>Eye Fatigue </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Numbness of Fingertips </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stiffness of </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Neck/wrists </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Electromagnetic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hypersensitivity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Deafness and Migraines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Headaches </li></ul></ul>Arrhythmic Heartbeats <ul><ul><li>Thermal Effects </li></ul></ul>
  32. 32. Cell Phones Solutions to Complications <ul><li>Avoid overuse of mobile phones. Limit time using mobile devices. Only use them for 15 minutes max at a time. </li></ul><ul><li>Take a break. Spread out use throughout the day. </li></ul><ul><li>Rest those thumbs. </li></ul><ul><li>Use a neutral grip. Keep your wrist straight. </li></ul><ul><li>Switch hands. Share the work load between your hands. </li></ul><ul><li>Rest your eyes. Staring at a small screen for long periods of time can cause eye strain. Blink and look at something in the distance. </li></ul><ul><li>Always make sure the phones are kept in the pockets of your trousers or pants, away from the heart. Especially when using pace-makers </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid using vibration mode of the mobile phone. </li></ul><ul><li>If possible use hands-free or loudspeakers on your phone </li></ul><ul><li>Use landlines more than mobile phones if possible </li></ul>
  33. 33. Deadly Cell Phone Danger Texting or talking on the phone while driving causes accidents everyday. 80% of crashes in 2006 were caused by distractions like cell phones. What’s the answer? Don’t do it!
  34. 34. Silent Cell Phone Dangers <ul><li>Possible connections with brain cancer linked to excessive cell phone use due to radiofrequency (RF) energy transmitted by the cell phone antenna. </li></ul><ul><li>No medical studies have proven a connection of cell phone use to brain cancer but medical professionals do warn that there is documented cause for concern. </li></ul><ul><li>Solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Use hands free phone. </li></ul><ul><li>Use a headset and carry the actual phone away from the body. </li></ul><ul><li>Limit cell phone use. </li></ul>
  35. 35. Using Cell Phones Wellness Exercises for Cell Phone Usage <ul><li>Back stretch: </li></ul><ul><li>Stretch your arms out in front of you and rotate your hands until your palms face away from each other. </li></ul><ul><li>You can put both of the backs of your hands together or you can put your palms together, which ever is most comfortable. </li></ul><ul><li>Then bend over at the upper back like you are diving off the diving board. Be sure and flex your head (chin to chest) at the same time! </li></ul><ul><li>Neck stretch: </li></ul><ul><li>Sit comfortably in a chair or on the floor. </li></ul><ul><li>Clasp your hands and bring both palms to the back of your head. </li></ul><ul><li>Sitting with a tall spine, ground your hips firmly into your seat. </li></ul><ul><li>From here begin to gently press your hands down toward your thighs, tucking your chin into your chest. </li></ul><ul><li>As you press down, use the heels of your palms to pull your head away from your shoulders. </li></ul><ul><li>This will intensify the stretch even more. </li></ul><ul><li>Hold here for at least 30 seconds, and then slowly lift your head up and release your hands. </li></ul>
  36. 36. <ul><li>Shoulder stretch: </li></ul><ul><li>Sit nice and tall in your chair. </li></ul><ul><li>Bend you left elbow, bringing it behind your back, with your palm facing outward. </li></ul><ul><li>Bring the back of your left hand up towards the middle of your upper back, </li></ul><ul><li>as high up towards your neck as possible. </li></ul><ul><li>Now repeat the same exercise on the right shoulder. </li></ul><ul><li>Arm and wrist stretch: </li></ul><ul><li>Stand next to a desk or some other stable surface that is lower than your hips. </li></ul><ul><li>Turn your hands around so your fingers are pointing towards your body and place them on the desk. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep your back long, relax your shoulders away from your ears. </li></ul><ul><li>Walk your feet back a little so you feel a nice stretch in the front of your wrists. </li></ul>Using Cell Phones Wellness Exercises for Cell Phone Usage
  37. 37. Using Game Consoles Nintendo Wii PlayStation 3 Xbox 360
  38. 38. <ul><li>Complications From Improper Use </li></ul><ul><li>Sores on palms </li></ul><ul><li>Acute tendonitis (inflammation of tendons) </li></ul><ul><li>RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury) </li></ul><ul><li>Cord Hazards </li></ul><ul><li>Burns from consoles </li></ul><ul><li>Backaches (Wii) </li></ul><ul><li>Sore shoulders (Wii) </li></ul><ul><li>Numbness in arms (Wii) </li></ul><ul><li>Collisions with people and objects (Wii) </li></ul>Using Game Consoles
  39. 39. Using Game Consoles <ul><li>Solutions to Complications </li></ul><ul><li>Use towels if your hands get sweaty </li></ul><ul><li>Give your hands a break while playing for long periods of time. </li></ul><ul><li>Use wireless controllers </li></ul><ul><li>Do not touch console after it has been operating, especially near the vent. </li></ul><ul><li>Use safety straps </li></ul><ul><li>Be aware of surroundings, including people and other objects </li></ul><ul><li>Take breaks every 15 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Use ice on sore muscles </li></ul><ul><li>See a doctor about any injuries </li></ul><ul><li>If necessary wear a brace while playing </li></ul>
  40. 40. Stretches to Help with the Negative Effects of Using Nintendo’s Wii Shoulder Shrugs- Pull shoulders toward ears and hold. Relax and repeat. Shoulder Stretch- Pull arm across body with opposing arm and hold. Relax and repeat with other side. Triceps Extension- Bend arm behind back over the shoulder, push with opposing arm, and hold. Relax and repeat. Side Lean- Extend arm over head, lean to the side, and hold. Relax and repeat.
  41. 41. Using iPods and MP3 Players <ul><li>Complications from Improper Use </li></ul>Social Isolation Hearing Damage Headaches RTI from Scrolling
  42. 42. Using iPods and MP3 Players <ul><li>Solutions to Complications </li></ul><ul><li>Take a 5 minute break every hour to let ears recover </li></ul><ul><li>Turn it “down a notch” even small decrease can save hearing </li></ul><ul><li>Buy device that has a sound limiter </li></ul><ul><li>Listen to the warning signs (buzzing or ringing in ear) </li></ul><ul><li>Use protective filters for in-ears head phones </li></ul><ul><li>Adjust volume so that you are able to hear the world around you </li></ul><ul><li>Share music with others using exterior speakers. </li></ul><ul><li>Limit time in public and with friends spent with ear phones in ears. </li></ul><ul><li>Hold iPod in one hand and navigate with the pointer finger of the </li></ul>
  43. 43. Use the Tools & Share What You Have Learned About Digital Health and Wellness
  44. 44. Summary and Extension <ul><li>In summary… </li></ul><ul><li>How can you extend your learning into your life & your classroom, Media Center, & computer lab? </li></ul><ul><li>Questions </li></ul>
  45. 45. Credits <ul><li>Computer Health & Wellness- Kay Swanson & Sandy Langston </li></ul><ul><li>Cell Phone Health & Wellness- Patrice Toomer & Kay Swanson </li></ul><ul><li>Game Console Health & Wellness- Liz Hill </li></ul><ul><li>iPod/MP3 Player Health & Wellness- Liz Hill </li></ul><ul><li>Survey- Patrice Toomer </li></ul><ul><li>Handout- Sandy Langston </li></ul><ul><li>Bibliography- Kay Swanson </li></ul><ul><li>PowerPoint- Liz Hill </li></ul><ul><li>THE END </li></ul>

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