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Be Health Conscious
While Programming
- A learning from experience
Programmers Generally..
..sit for long hours in front of a system
The Symptoms
● Back Pain
● Neck Pain
● Wrist Pain
..Is that it ?
Eye strain
Did you know?
1. Sitting too long in front of the system increases eye
strain
2. People can have power in even one eye
3. ...
How to reduce eye strain?
1. First off, get an eye checkup, preferably from an eye specialist hospital
2. Take regular bre...
How can one be more Health conscious at
workplaces?
1. Read up on Ergonomics
a. Standing desk; Ergonomic chair, keyboard, ...
Hybrid Kangaroo desk in Standing Position
People practicing Yoga at a Dev Bootcamp
If Life was a Hash with key value
pairs..
Life = Hash.new
1. Life["programming in a language you like"] =
($happiness=1)
2...
Thank you
● http://theinnovativeeducator.blogspot.in/2012/10/5-
ways-to-avoid-computer-related-eye.html
● http://workplace...
Twitter - @mohnishgj
Github - boddhisattva
Blog - boddhisattvadedicates.blogspot.com
Mohnish G Jadwani
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Be health conscious while programming

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Slides used for a lightning talk that might get you thinking on the lines of why being health conscious while programming is really worth it. This probably can also be applied to those full time jobs where you use a computer for your day to day work.

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Be health conscious while programming

  1. 1. Be Health Conscious While Programming - A learning from experience
  2. 2. Programmers Generally.. ..sit for long hours in front of a system
  3. 3. The Symptoms ● Back Pain ● Neck Pain ● Wrist Pain ..Is that it ?
  4. 4. Eye strain
  5. 5. Did you know? 1. Sitting too long in front of the system increases eye strain 2. People can have power in even one eye 3. You might not feel the eye strain but it can still be there
  6. 6. How to reduce eye strain? 1. First off, get an eye checkup, preferably from an eye specialist hospital 2. Take regular breaks - Pomodoro timer helps here 3. Wear Anti Glare glasses(if doctor’s recommend) while programming only 4. Need more info? Ask away on online forums like ‘The Workplace’(a Stackexchange site)
  7. 7. How can one be more Health conscious at workplaces? 1. Read up on Ergonomics a. Standing desk; Ergonomic chair, keyboard, mouse; etc 2. Discuss with people who have similar workplaces 3. Go for annual health checkups
  8. 8. Hybrid Kangaroo desk in Standing Position
  9. 9. People practicing Yoga at a Dev Bootcamp
  10. 10. If Life was a Hash with key value pairs.. Life = Hash.new 1. Life["programming in a language you like"] = ($happiness=1) 2. Life["Being Health Conscious"] = ($happiness+=1)
  11. 11. Thank you ● http://theinnovativeeducator.blogspot.in/2012/10/5- ways-to-avoid-computer-related-eye.html ● http://workplace.stackexchange. com/questions/945/how-do-i-adjust-my-workplace-to- reduce-eye-strain ● http://devblog.avdi.org/2014/01/07/the-hybrid-kangaroo- desk/ ● http://www.ergodesktop.com/content/hybrid-kangaroo ● http://www.makersacademy.com/life-at-makers
  12. 12. Twitter - @mohnishgj Github - boddhisattva Blog - boddhisattvadedicates.blogspot.com Mohnish G Jadwani

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